Applications for the Health Acceleration Challenge have now closed. We received 478 applications from numerous entrepreneurs as well as from venerable institutions such as Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic, Kaiser Permanente, MD Anderson, Stanford, Intermountain, MGH and many more.

Help us select the finalists by viewing and commenting on the applications here. In fact, sharing insightful comments on other people's ideas could earn you free tickets to our invite-only conference even if you are not a Challenge applicant.

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Health Acceleration Challenge Webinar (VIDEO) Health Acceleration Challenge Webinar (VIDEO)
An informational webinar about the Health Acceleration Challenge.
Health Acceleration Challenge Flyer (PDF) Health Acceleration Challenge Flyer (PDF)
Details for potential applicants.
Press Kit (ZIP) Press Kit (ZIP)
Challenge information and logos.
5 Imperatives (PDF) 5 Imperatives (PDF)
Key insights from the Forum's first conference on health care innovation.

About the Forum on Health Care Innovation

The Forum on Health Care Innovation is a collaboration between Harvard Business School (HBS) and Harvard Medical School (HMS). Its purpose is to unite leading executives, policymakers, and academics in a cross-disciplinary exploration of innovative actions to improve quality, reduce costs, and, ultimately, increase value in the health care industry.

The Forum's initial event was a conference and survey that were summarized in Five Key Imperatives.

The Forum has now launched the Health Acceleration Challenge to identify and promote demonstrated health care innovations. Find out more and apply today!

I discovered both the enormous gratitude each one of us has as individuals for health care and the equally enormous frustration any one of us has as a consumer of the health care system. Our challenge is: How can we realize the great magic, and the great benefits, that health care can afford?

Nitin Nohria
Dean, Harvard Business School
Reflecting on his personal experiences with health care and his ambitions for the Forum

We need approaches to the solutions that aren’t just arithmetic and additive, but are in some sense logarithmic. This will require us to reach across historic boundaries and unlock the potential of collaboration across the usual disciplines.

Jeffrey S. Flier, MD
Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Harvard University
Introducing the purpose and structure of the Forum

Steering Committee