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Published on 02.10.17 in Vol 2, No 2 (2017): Jul-Dec

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    Challenge Document

    $10,000 Quadruple Impact Challenge: Enhancing the Patient Experience, Improving Population Health, Reducing Costs, and Improving the Work Life of Health Care Providers

    MedTech Boston, Cambridge, MA, United States


    Corresponding Author:

    MedTech Boston

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    Cambridge, MA,

    United States

    Phone: 1 6173192093


    JMIR Chall 2017;2(2):e1


    Website and Application:

    Best idea for: Accomplishing the Quadruple Aim of Enhancing the Patient Experience, Improving Population Health, Reducing Costs, and Improving the Work Life of Health Care Providers, Including Clinicians and Staff.

    Background and Introduction

    The Quadruple Impact Challenge is an open call for on the ground solutions or ideas that are creating impact, big and small, in the changing environment of medicine. We are specifically looking for innovative ways to deliver care, new ways to connect patients with their own data and the care team, and interesting use of medical devices and wearables to gather data. The best solutions will be those that accomplish the Quadruple Aim of enhancing the patient experience, improving population health, reducing costs, and improving the work life of health care providers, including clinicians and staff. Submissions are open to any interested party, including clinicians, engineers, entrepreneurs, patients, caregivers, and designers. Anyone with ideas on how to leverage today’s technology to achieve the Quadruple Aim is welcome to apply.

    The Challenge

    The online challenge will run for five months beginning in June, during which time the panel of judges and the community at large can offer feedback and suggestions to each team. Teams can then refine their submission up until the submission deadline. After that, six finalists will be determined based on a combination of online voting and the votes of the panel of judges. The finalists of the online challenge will be invited to pitch their ideas in front of a live audience at the MedTech Impact Conference and Expo in Las Vegas, NV on December 13-14, 2017. A single grand-prize winner will receive a $10,000 cash prize. The earlier you submit, the more feedback you’ll receive on your idea from leading experts in the field. You can continue to refine your idea until the submission deadline in September. We look forward to hearing your ideas on how technology can be leveraged to enhance patient care!

    The Award

    A single grand-prize winner will receive a $10,000 cash prize.

    Submission Deadline

    Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

    Eligibility and Submission Requirements

    Eligibility and submission requirements can be found here:


    Profiles of challenge judges can be found here:

    Judging Criteria

    Entries will be judged based on the following criteria (subject to change):

    • How well does it address the primary goal of the challenge?
    • How practical is it?
    • How practical is it?
    • Can it be piloted?
    • Is it cost-effective?

    Winner Selection/Notification

    Finalists will be notified by email prior to the final event date. The Grand Prize winner will be named at the live event.

    Please see challenge website for details on license and legal issues. All contributors are invited to also submit their idea contributions to JMIR Challenges, where it will be individually reviewed, and may be published under a Creative Commons Attributions License.

    Edited by G Eysenbach; This is a non–peer-reviewed article. submitted 21.07.17; accepted 27.07.17; published 02.10.17

    ©Abby Medstro. Originally published in JMIR Challenges (, 02.10.2017.

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