Boston Scientific Connected Patient Challenge V (#CPCathome)

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 connected device solution can benefit all stakeholders—patients, professional and nonprofessional caregivers, clinicians and payers—across the patient care ecosystem.

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About the Challenge

Identify new concepts in Digital Health that can prevent health crises and better managing 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.

We aim to:

  1. Bring together people (healthcare provider individuals and institutions, patients, payers, researchers and industry) from across the healthcare ecosystem to learn pain points within healthcare and to discuss digital health solutions.
  2. Explore the potential of using patient or population health data, patient monitoring and/or predictive analytics to ultimately improve patient care.
  3. Consider how these solutions can support a value-based care paradigm to improve patient outcomes, make care more efficient and ultimately lower healthcare costs.


The Final Event will be held at the Google office in Cambridge, MA.

Winner(s) will be awarded up to $50,000 of in-kind services from Boston Scientific and Google.

The all-new “Spotlight Award” will award up to $25,000 to a Massachusetts-based company*, sponsored by the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center.

Everyone who submits will get:

Invaluable feedback and dialog with leading experts in the field on your idea. The earlier you submit, the more feedback you will get.

Free admission to the Final Event!

*$25,000 awarded to a Massachusetts-based company in good standing. The MLSC has full discretion and authority to determine (1) which Massachusetts company, if any, is entitled to receive an award and (2) the amount of any such award. Submission of an application does not guarantee the receipt of any award or other benefit under the program. The MLSC will announce the winner of its award at the final event at the Google office in Cambridge, MA. MLSC funding is contingent upon approval by the MLSC’s Board of Directors.

Types of submissions we are looking for


Does the presenter clearly state the problem they are solving? How does their idea solve the problem and how will they evaluate how well their solution works? Can the idea be realistically implemented in today’s clinical environment at a reasonable cost?


We are looking for ideas that produce real benefits (improved patient outcomes, cost saving, reduction in care needed by patient, better patient experience, etc.).

Areas of focus

Concepts that are focused on the following disease states are most attractive: cardiovascular; digestive; cancer; neurological / chronic pain; respiratory; and/or urology and pelvic health.

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