2019 Prime Health Innovation Challenge Applications are OPEN!

Applications accepted through Friday, June 7th. Don’t delay. Apply today!

What is the Challenge?

Powered by Prime Health and The Colorado Health Foundation, this annual event is a 5-month program enabling Colorado’s top leaders and experts in health and innovation

  • to vet and validate companies
  • identify and elevate solutions impactful to health care in Colorado
  • drive innovation forward through fostering pilots with leading provider and community organizations developed and funded as part of the Challenge

Competitors are innovative health tech companies from around the world looking to bring their solutions to Colorado.

Judges are industry leaders and subject matter experts with backgrounds in health care, technology, entrepreneurship, health economics, policy and more.  Judges evaluate and mentor competitors on the alignment of their solution to the Colorado health marketplace.

Hosts, organizations with the infrastructure and patient population to *host* a pilot, participate throughout the Challenge, working with Prime Health to identify and interview competitors for potential matches for pilots.

The program concludes in October with our final event, where finalist competitors pitch live in front of a panel of healthcare executives and an audience of hundreds, to win a portion of $150,000 in funding and a pilot partnership with a Colorado host organization. This year there is an additional pool of prize funding dedicated to supporting rural health innovation.

Past host institutions seeking pilot programs include Denver Health, MCPN, SCL Health, Stout Street Health Center, Mt. San Rafael Hospital, AllHealth Network, MHCD, MGMA, Kaiser Permanente, and others.

In 2019, Prime Health is focused on partnering with our host institutions to seek the most impactful solutions to key problems in Colorado’s healthcare future, including:

  • behavioral health
  • substance use
  • foster care
  • rural health
  • maternal health
  • care coordination
  • interoperability
  • access to care

Last year, Challenge winner Epharmix was awarded $75,000 in pilot funding, receiving pilot offers from All Health Network, Metro Community Provider Network, Mental Health Center of Denver, and the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless. This remote patient monitoring startup increases engagement through phone and text messages, which helps Epharmix collect data on numerous chronic diseases.

Think you or your company should be part of the solution?

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