Check out the upcoming health care conference at Carnegie Mellon. It’s taking place March 23rd and is all about the type of collaboration that we love at IACT. And registration is free. Head on over to ihtconference.com and check it out.
While you’re at it, check out the conference description below.
Increasing health care costs and demand for health care services resulting from an aging and ailing population has made health care unaffordable and has undermined US businesses’ competitiveness in the global economy. Recently enacted health reforms aim to increase access to health care, decrease costs, and improve the quality of care. Innovation in health care technology—ranging from the implementation and use of HIT to the development of new medical devices—will change business models, improve efficiency, and prove critical to the advancement of low cost, high quality health care.
Thanks to everyone for a great event! We had an exciting mix of student and professionals interested in exploring new innovative solutions in mobile health. Standby for photos and more from the event!
1st place – DermaPro, a mobile app to support image-based telehealth followup for dermatology patients
2nd place – QuantMD, a tablet based solution for cardiovascular surgical planning
3rd place – LIT, a mobile talk-to-text app to improve healthcare delivery for the hearing impaired and deaf
December 3rd, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
University of Pittsburgh, Mervis Hall
First 20 people to sign up for the challenge will
be put in a drawing for two $10 starbucks giftcards
Register for the Innovation Challenge here:
Hank Werronen, CEO of PHRQL
Steven Radney, CEO of VitalClip
Guest speakors, mentors and leaders in innovation and entrepreneurship will coach attendees to develop and pitch their ideas in mobile health
Bring your own ideas or work with teams to develop at one at the event
Bring your own team or meet other Pittsburgh region students and professional innovators
1st Place Team – iPod Touches
2nd Place Team – iPod Shuffles
3rd Place Team – Starbucks Giftcards
Congrats to Craig for winning the Mobile Health Web Pitch Competition!
Check out craig’s 30 second pitch on how he’s going to reduce hospital readmissions
A big thanks to the Katz Business Technology Club at Pitt for sponsoring the venue and refreshments!
Craig Teegarden, PhD candidate, CMU, Electrical and Computer Engineering
The pitches are starting to roll in! Get yours up by tomorrow night! Best pitch will win an ipod nano!
Craig – Hospital Readmissions
Different Craig – Empowering Patient Health Information Access
In the interest of making things easy on ya’ll, we’re posting the list of mobile health ideas that we have cultivated. You can get it here.
We’re holding a web-based pitch competition over the weekend to get people fired up about Mobile Health.
It’s simple to compete.
In 30 seconds or less, pitch your idea for how mobile technology, such as a smart phone, could be used to address a problem in healthcare? What’s the problem? What’s the solution? What’s the business opportunity?
Don’t know what problems are out there? Send an email to email@example.com and we’ll share a list of problems/ideas submitted by local physicians for you to use. A winner will be selected for “crowd favorite” based on number of Youtube “likes” and by a panel of expert judges.
Click here to link to our Youtube video instructions. Submit your pitch as a video reply by clicking in the comment box and uploading your pitch.
All pitches must be submitted by Friday, Nov 11th, 6pm.
We’ll be announcing the winners and handing out prizes at the next IACT MeetUp on Nov 14th, 7-9 pm at Mervis Hall on Pitt Campus. Look for RSVP details for the MeetUp soon!
- While team pitches may be submitted, we will be awarding one prize to each winning submission
- Competitors must attend the MeetUp to win
- Only one submission per person
- Prizes will consist of iPod products
Please feel free to share our flyer with your friends and colleagues:
IACT Mobile Health Web Pitch
Thanks to the 40+ students and professionals who attended last night’s kick off event. The energy was high, and it was great to see both new and old faces!
Stay tuned for more pics and vids!
Also, congrats to our winners of last night’s Mobile Health pitch competition for their concept for tracking falls in older adults and connecting them with emergency services using smart phones.
Craig Teegarden – PhD candidate, CMU, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ravi Patel – PharmD candidate, Pitt, School of Pharmacy
Harshal Mahajan – PhD candidate, Pitt, School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences