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Living in one’s own home safely and independently can improve quality of life, maintain physical health and reduce hospitalizations and healthcare costs—regardless of age, income or ability level. How can digital health or connected device solutions benefit patients living at home with chronic conditions?
Living in one’s own home safely and independently can improve quality of life, maintain physical health and reduce hospitalizations and healthcare costs—regardless of age, income or ability level....Read More
Living in one’s own home safely and independently can improve quality of life, maintain physical health and reduce hospitalizations and healthcare costs—regardless of age, income or ability level. Effective home management of chronic conditions—from dementia to heart failure, metabolic disorders to circulatory and pulmonary conditions, and even incontinence—is essential to make this possible for patients and caregivers alike.
In this challenge, consider how your digital health or digital device solution can benefit all stakeholders—patients, professional and nonprofessional caregivers, clinicians and payers—across the patient care ecosystem.
What the challenge is designed to do?
Identify new concepts in Digital Health that can prevent health crises and better manage chronic conditions. More broadly, the Connected Patient Challenge is designed to foster a digital health innovation community where discussion with input from many sources can build strong, robust challenge submissions leading to successful, life-changing diagnostics, devices, therapies and patient management programs. The challenge seeks to:
Who can participate in Boston Scientific Connected Patient Challenge?
The Challenge is open only to individuals who are 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry, except for the following:
How does the Challenge Work?
Simply submit your idea at the contest submission page. Voting is crowd-sourced (encourage your friends to come and vote for you!). The Official Judges will also vote after the submission deadline.
The official judges will also vote after the submission deadline. Three finalists will be chosen by a combination of crowd voting and the scores of the official judges. Three finalists will be chosen at the sole discretion of Boston Scientific, regardless of judge and crowd source voting.
Do I need IRB or a Formal Project?
No, your submission can be purely at the idea stage. You don't need to have started a company, or have a prototype, or have an IRB approval already. Just explain your ideas/plans in the submission form.
What are the Judging Criteria?
Can I edit my entry after I submit it?
You may edit your entry up until someone votes or comments on it. After that, you can communicate with the judges directly to expand and refine your idea. The judges will consider all of your responses as part of the overall submission.
Can I submit more than one idea?
Yes, you can submit as many ideas as you like.
What do I win?
Six finalists will be chosen to pitch their ideas before a live audience and panel of judges on February 27, 2020 at the Google offices in Cambridge, MA. Judges at the live event will determine First and Second Place winners of the Connected Patient Challenge V award. First Place: $15,000 of in-kind services from Boston Scientific and $15,000 of Google Cloud Credits. Second Place: $10,000 of in-kind services from Boston Scientific and $10,000 of Google Cloud Credits. A “Spotlight Award”, sponsored by the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC), will award up to $25,000 to one Massachusetts-based company in good standing. The winner, if any, will be selected from the six finalists. MLSC has full discretion and authority to determine which Massachusetts company is entitled to receive an award, as well as the final amount of the award. Submission of an application does not guarantee the receipt of any award or other benefit under the program.
Everyone Who Submits Gets Free Admission to the Final Event!
Whether or not you're selected as a finalist, if you submit an idea you and a guest will get free admission to the Final Event in February.
Do I keep my intellectual rights?
Your ideas and concepts remain yours. Please remember that the submission platform is public disclosure.