Can you create a technology that supports the advancement of at home or community based health care?


 
Process
 

Challenge Process

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Timeline
 

Timeline

  • Applications Open: April 29th

  • Phase I Deadline: June 7th at 11:59 EDT

  • Phase II Deadline: August 9th at 11:59 EDT

  • Finalists for the Challenge will compete live on stage at the Health 2.0 Conference in Santa Clara, CA on Monday, September 16th, at 2:30-4:30 pm, in the Mission City Ballroom, B5. To view the Health 2.0 schedule, please click here.

  • The winner of the RWJF Live Pitch will be featured on the Mainstage on September 17th, at 3:15pm in the Mission City Ballroom, B1!


Requirements

Phase I

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We received over 95 submissions and are excited to announce the semi-finalists for the Home & Community Based Care Challenge!

CareTree - A centralized place to manage a loved one's care with their entire care team.

Epharmix - A company that scales remote patient monitoring for 24 conditions using accessible SMS & IVR to collect real-time patient health data. Provider alerts enable proactive care for patients worsening.

Heal - Heal doctor house calls paired with Heal Hub remote patient monitoring and telemedicine offer a complete connected care solution for patients with chronic conditions.

Ooney - PrehabPal, a home-based web-app for older adults, delivers individualized prehabilitation to accelerate postoperative functional recovery and return to independence after surgery.

WizeView - A company that uses artificial intelligence to automate and organize information collected during home visits, supporting the management of medically complex populations at the lowest cost per encounter.

Submission Requirements

  • One line overview of your technology

  • Slide deck (ten slides max) including a description of the technology, its overarching goal, and how it can improve healthcare based in the home and/or community

  • A mock-up or wire-frame of the technology’s design (five pages max)

Evaluation Criteria

Submissions will be evaluated and scored based on the following criteria:

  • Impact: How easily can your technology be used in the home or community?

  • UX/UI: How strong is the design and intuitiveness of your technology?

  • Engagement: How likely is your technology to promote continuous and long-term engagement with end users?

  • Innovation/Creativity: How unique is your technology?

The challenge is open to innovators and companies at any stage of development.


Phase II

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Catalyst is proud to announce the finalists for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Home and Community Based Health Innovation Challenge.

Heal - Heal doctor house calls paired with Heal Hub remote patient monitoring and telemedicine offer a complete connected care solution for patients with chronic conditions.

Ooney - PrehabPal, a home-based web-app for older adults, delivers individualized prehabilitation to accelerate postoperative functional recovery and return to independence after surgery.

WizeView - A company that uses artificial intelligence to automate and organize information collected during home visits, supporting the management of medically complex populations at the lowest cost per encounter.

They competed live on stage at the Health 2.0 Conference in Santa Clara, CA on Monday, September 16th.

Submission Requirements

  • A 500-word overview of your technology describing its utility and what makes it more effective than other resources or similar products in the market right now

  • A brief video (three minutes or less) describing your submission and how it would be used e.g. a demo video of the product or a video explaining the concept/design of your solution and what makes it impactful

  • A link to a working application or tool

Evaluation Criteria

Submissions will be evaluated and scored based on the following criteria:

  • Impact: How easily can the technology be used in the home or community?

  • Innovation/Creativity: How unique is your technology?

  • Scalability: What is the solution’s potential for widespread adoption?

  • Strength of Presentation: Overall strength of live pitch presentation


Winners

The three finalists for the Challenge competed live at Health 2.0 on Monday, September 16th! They demoed their technology in front of a captivated audience of health care professionals, investors, provider organizations, and members of the media. Catalyst is proud to announce the first, second and third place winners.

First Place

Ooney - PrehabPal, a home-based web-app for older adults, delivers individualized prehabilitation to accelerate postoperative functional recovery and return to independence after surgery.

Second Place

WizeView - A company that uses artificial intelligence to automate and organize information collected during home visits, supporting the management of medically complex populations at the lowest cost per encounter.

Third Place

Heal - Heal doctor house calls paired with Heal Hub remote patient monitoring and telemedicine offer a complete connected care solution for patients with chronic conditions.


Example Submissions
 

Example Submissions

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App with coaching, reminders, and rewards to engage consumers in their healthcare

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Solution featuring non-intrusive sensors for at-home monitoring of acute/rare disease patients

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Application to support caregivers with common issues such as burnout and loneliness as well as provide peer support and information on resilience/coping strategies

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Consumer facing community health app to engage low income and marginalized users to access and utilize public benefits/resources

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Platform that directly integrates into community-based organizations’ workflows and allows healthcare professionals to collaborate on medication adherence, ongoing monitoring for behavioral care, substance use disorders, and mental illness

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Pediatric focused tool to increase healthy habits in children and teens while contributing to preventive care management


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