CARRUM HEALTH WINS THE 2016-2017 HEALTH ACCELERATION CHALLENGE

Sachin Jain-Carrum HealthCarrum Health has been named the winner of the 2016-2017 Health Acceleration Challenge. The accolade came with $50,000 in prize money and was presented to CEO Sach Jain in early November.

Launched in spring 2016, a team of 24 judges reviewed and rated applications based on the three Challenge criteria of impact, evidence, and dissemination and 21 innovations were selected and ultimately, four finalists emerged:

ADDICAID: An addiction wellness platform for patients, payers, and providers was founded by Sam Frons. Addicaid's AI-driven ecosystem streamlines the needs of people looking to help themselves or looking to help others with a personalized recovery app paired with engagement solutions for any professional looking to enhance the delivery of care.

 

CARRUM HEALTH: Carrum Health’s solution connects self-insured employers to top-quality regional healthcare providers through bundled payment arrangements. Founded by Sachin Jain, the company’s goal is to radically improve the health care experience and outcomes of patients, while reducing cost burden for both employers and their employees.

 

OCHSNER HEALTH SYSTEM: A technology-enabled and precision-based model of care to proactively manage hypertension was developed under the leadership of Dr. Richard Milani. Ochsner’s Hypertension Digital Medicine program engages both patients and providers as collaborators in gaining hypertension control, yielding superior clinical outcomes and greater patient satisfaction.

RADIAL ANALYTICS: An evidence-driven decision support platform to help hospitals and insurers reduce post-acute costs for shared-risk patients while improving outcomes. The Smart Placement™ solution developed by the company, which was co-founded by Thaddeus Fulford-Jones and Eric Weiss, is deployed for Medicare Acountable Care Organizations, Medicare Bundles, and Medicare Advantage patient populations.

Thank you to all Health Acceleration Challenge applicants and our 24 judges for making the Challenge a success. Congratulations to all our finalists and winner, Carrum Health!

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HBS Professor Richard Hamermesh with Richard Milani, MD, Chief Clinical Transformation Officer at Ochsner Health System
HBS Professor Richard Hamermesh with Richard Milani, MD, Chief Clinical Transformation Officer at Ochsner Health System

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Eric Weiss, Co-founder and CTO, Radial Analytics with HBS Professor Richard Hamermesh and Thaddeous Fulford-Jones, PhD, Co-founder and CEO of Radial Analytics
Eric Weiss, Co-founder and CTO, Radial Analytics with HBS Professor Richard Hamermesh and Thaddeous Fulford-Jones, PhD, Co-founder and CEO of Radial Analytics

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HBS Professor Robert Huckman with Sach Jain, Founder & CEO of Carrum Health
HBS Professor Robert Huckman with Sach Jain, Founder & CEO of Carrum Health

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Sam Frons, Founder, Addicaid and HBS Professor Robert Huckman.
Sam Frons, Founder, Addicaid and HBS Professor Robert Huckman.

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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
Former 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