Win $10k For Your Best Healthcare Idea

Posted on May 13, 2008 I Written By

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I came across an interesting idea today from the Change Now 4 Health community where they are giving away $10k for the best healthcare idea. They are calling it Innovation xChange. Here’s a summary of what they’re trying to do:

Do you want to improve the U.S. health care system? Or at least be part of the much-needed dialogue?

If you have ideas or solutions to improve the system, submit your ideas through ChangeNow4Health’s Innovation xChange and you can win up to $10,000 or have your ideas published in the e-book, Tomorrow’s Health Care.

The Innovation xChange is looking for practical ideas and suggestions for improving the health care system. All participants in the system, from providers and health plans to consumers and government, are encouraged to join in the discussion.

$10k isn’t a ton of money, but for just submitting an idea it’s not too bad. It’ll be interesting to see what happens with the contest and what kind of creative ideas come out of it. I wonder if any EMR applications or EMR features will make it into the contest.