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.
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CARRUM HEALTH WINS THE 2016-2017 HEALTH ACCELERATION CHALLENGE

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

A team of 24 judges reviewed and rated applications based on the three Challenge criteria of impact, evidence, and dissemination.  Ultimately, four finalists emerged:

ADDICAID: An addiction wellness platform for patients, payers, and providers was founded by Sam Frons. 

 

CARRUM HEALTH: Carrum Health’s solution connects self-insured employers to top-quality regional healthcare providers through bundled payment arrangements. 

 

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. 

RADIAL ANALYTICS: An evidence-driven decision support platform to help hospitals and insurers reduce post-acute costs for shared-risk patients while improving outcomes. 

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BLOODBUY IS THE 2015 HEALTH ACCELERATION CHALLENGE WINNER

Harvard Business School and Harvard Medical School are pleased to announce the winner of the 2015 Health Acceleration Challenge!  Congratulations to Bloodbuy, a health care information technology company that operates a cloud-based platform connecting hospitals and blood centers nationwide. 

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The 2015 Health Acceleration Challenge received 478 applicants in total.  Our panel of judges identified 18 semi-finalists and, ultimately, 4 finalists for the first ever Health Acceleration Challenge:

BLOODBUY: An online network that connects hospitals and blood centers to ensure the efficient distribution of lifesaving blood products to patients in need.

I-PASS: Improves patient safety by standardizing provider communication, with a specific focus on improving transitions of care.

MEDALOGIX: Products to help guide and balance care within the home health population.

TWINE HEALTH: A platform that empowers workforce health programs to combine scalable technology with timely human support.

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 to share the Cox Prize.

If you'd like more information regarding the Forum on Health Care Innovation, please email healthcare_initiative@hbs.edu.

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