Health IT startups, here’s a chance to win face time with leaders at Cleveland Clinic

The Cleveland Clinic is offering up some feedback from its commercialization team and caregivers as a reward for the most imaginative and disruptive healthcare information technology at this year’s New Ventures Healthcare Challenge. It’s the opening event at the Clinic’s annual Medical Innovation Summit in October. Several startups pitch their companies to attendees and a […]

The Cleveland Clinic is offering up some feedback from its commercialization team and caregivers as a reward for the most imaginative and disruptive healthcare information technology at this year’s New Ventures Healthcare Challenge.

It’s the opening event at the Clinic’s annual Medical Innovation Summit in October. Several startups pitch their companies to attendees and a panel of healthcare investors and executives. Last year, smartphone thermometer company Kinsa Health won the top prize.

Startups can now submit entries for the first round of the challenge by putting together a 90-second video that highlights the unique aspects of their technology, its potential impact and the company’s strategic goals. Finalists will be selected and invited to give a web presentation to the challenge committees, who will choose the companies that will present during the live summit presentations.

This year’s MIS theme is cancer treatment and personalized medicine, but companies don’t have to focus on that to apply to the challenge.

Other areas that are especially of interest are payment reform, access to care, consumer engagement and operational efficiency.

Videos should be submitted to [email protected] by May 30. The rules and details are here.

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