Wednesday July 30, 2014 0 comments
DENVER - PrIME Health Collaborative and the Colorado Health Foundation announced a partnership to provide significant financial awards to the winners of a first-of-its-kind in the West competition catering to early-stage digital health and health information technology companies.
The $150,000 Colorado Digital Health Challenge is designed to address health care system challenges by providing breakthrough innovations that achieve the triple aim of better population health, lower cost and improved patient experience.
"The Foundation is actively investing in organizations using digital health avenues as a means to address complex challenges that people across Colorado are facing every day," said Anne Warhover, CEO and president of the Colorado Health Foundation, which is sponsoring $150,000 in cash awards to winning companies and pilot host organizations.
"Health information technologies provide an opportunity to help ensure all Coloradans and their families have access to healthcare while empowering them to manage their future health. Competitions like the 2014 Colorado Digital Health Challenge provide a new and innovative model to identify and gain exposure for the most promising of these emerging technologies and the minds behind them."
The competition is split into two tracks - one to connect applicants with major health systems for pilots of new technologies and another to connect applicants with potential funders.
For companies pursuing pilots, the Challenge concludes in the 2014 Digital Health Challenge @ Denver Startup Week on Sept. 18.
For applicants pursuing funding, the final pitch event is the 2014 Digital Health Venture Showcase on Sept. 9.
The Challenge is accepting applications for its three-month course through Aug. 1.
Interested companies can visit www.primehealthco.com/challenge for more information.