The HBS-HMS Forum on Health Care Innovation congratulates the 7 short-listed candidates for the 2016 Health Acceleration Challenge. To learn more about these 7 innovations, as well as the 21 semi-finalists previously announced, please click here.



Harvard Business School and Harvard Medical School are pleased to announce the winner of the 2015 Health Acceleration Challenge!

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Congratulations to Bloodbuy, a health care information technology company that operates a cloud-based platform connecting hospitals and blood centers nationwide. Bloodbuy’s platform and ability to scale its organization have already had a positive impact on patient care and promise to make even larger contributions in the future.  We are proud to recognize Bloodbuy's success.  


We would also like to congratulate the three top finalists: Twine Health, Medalogix, and I-PASS. All of the finalists have made great strides in scaling up their innovation to ultimately improve value in health care delivery.  Click on the links below to learn more about these compelling innovations.

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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 inaugural event was a conference and survey that were summarized in Five Key Imperatives.

In 2014 the Forum launched the Health Acceleration Challenge to identify and promote demonstrated health care innovations...

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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?

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

Steering Committee

Robert S. Huckman

Robert S. Huckman

Albert J. Weatherhead III Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Barbara J. McNeil, MD

Barbara J. McNeil, MD

Ridley Watts Professor and Head of the Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School
Joseph P.  Newhouse

Joseph P. Newhouse

John D. MacArthur Professor of Health Policy and Management, Harvard University