The Health Data Challenge Series
Merck | Heritage Provider Network Innovation Challenge

Congratulations to our Finalists!
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Meet the Finalists
  • Sense Health

    Crafts interactive conversations so providers can better support patients in between appointments. The Sense Health concept helps providers both create care plans and monitor care plans (and thus patient progress), while delivering SMS support to patients.

    Watch their Demo Day presentation
  • Wellframe

    Reinvents the care plan using mobile devices, artificial intelligence, and human-centered process redesign. Wellframe has developed a clinically proven proprietary method of delivering care plans to patients as dynamically generated personalized multimedia daily to-do lists on mobile devices.

    Watch their Demo Day presentation
Meet the semi-finalists
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  • Fit4D, Personalized Diabetes Coaching

    A scalable and personalized program developed using an optimized mix of Fit4D’s Pathways technology platform and expert clinical service providers. The platform synthesizes workflow, data capture, device integration, and reporting – enabling personalized service delivery via coaches within Fit4D’s national network.
  • Frame Health

    Leverages the world’s largest personality characteristic database to produce comprehensive patient adherence profiles for the first time. In a 6 minute session, the platform determines the psychological triggers that will be most effective to use to attain medical adherence with each patient.
  • Sense Health

    Crafts interactive conversations so providers can better support patients in between appointments. The Sense Health concept helps providers both create care plans and monitor care plans (and thus patient progress), while delivering SMS support to patients.
  • Vital Score

    A new vital sign for the primary care visit, modeled on the APGAR score and checklist – simple interventions that radically improve care. Now, for the first time, the behavioral referral – whether for smoking cessation, medication adherence or care management – is as easy as writing a prescription.
  • Wellframe

    Reinvents the care plan using mobile devices, artificial intelligence, and human-centered process redesign. Wellframe has developed a clinically proven proprietary method of delivering care plans to patients as dynamically generated personalized multimedia daily to-do lists on mobile devices.

The Challenge

The Merck | Heritage Provider Network Innovation Challenge calls on entrepreneurs, data scientists, designers, healthcare providers, and big thinkers to create the products or services that will support patients with diabetes and/or heart disease in adhering to their care plans. For people living with these chronic diseases, a care plan maps out critical recommendations around healthy behaviors, medication management, and nutrition. At the same time, the care plan can feel like a daunting regime with unattainable goals. Submitted concepts should focus on human-centric opportunities to achieve health and wellness, draw on rich data sets to understand real-life behaviors of patients, and leverage the patient ecosystem to create novel methods for personalized support.

Awards

Prize Purse:

$240,000

5 semi-finalists receive $20,000 to build a prototype

2 finalists receive $20,000 to conduct a pilot

1 grand prize winner receives $100,000

Schedule

  • Nov 10, 2013
    Submissions Close
  • Nov 21, 2013
    Semi-finalists announced
  • Nov 26, 2013
    Virtual Accelerator Begins
    Virtual Mentorship

    Virtual Accelerator

    Semi-finalists will refine their concepts while collaborating with mentors who are experts in health, design, user experience, marketing and technology, and will attend an Innovators’ Boot Camp in preparation for premiering their solution at Demo Day.

  • Dec 5-7, 2013
    Innovators’ Boot Camp
    Innovators’ Bootcamp

    Innovators’ Boot Camp

    A unique three-day accelerator program designed to create a shift in mindset that leads to more radical and meaningful innovations in health by learning a human-centered approach to problem-solving. Live in San Francisco.

  • Jan 23, 2014
    Demo Day

    Demo Day

    An exciting day where semi-finalist teams present their refined solutions to the judges and a live and virtual audience of entrepreneurs, investors, and healthcare advocates. Live in New York City.

  • Jan 27, 2014
    Finalists Announced
  • Feb 2014
    Mini-Pilot Kickoff
    Mini-Pilot Kickoff

    Mini-Pilot Kickoff

    Finalist teams will get the opportunity to test out their refined and prototyped solutions with real end-users to learn how to further refine and improve their solutions. A month-long program facilitated by the Heritage Provider Network.

  • May 2014
    Winner Announced
Challenge Background
Relevant Data Sets

Relevant Data Sets

Open data can be a powerful input to solutions that will improve patients' lives. Start here in your search for open data that you can use to craft or inspire your solution.
Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading

Learn more about care plans and their increasing importance in chronic disease management, as well as shifting regulations that impact care delivery.
Meet the Judges
America Bracho
America Bracho
CEO
Latino Health Access
Allan Chochinov
Allan Chochinov
Chair, Products of Design MFA
School of Visual Arts
Josh Rosenthal
Josh Rosenthal
Co-Founder & CSO
RowdMap
Michelle Snyder
Michelle Snyder
Executive-in-Residence
InterWest Partners
Mark Wagar
Mark Wagar
President
Heritage Medical Systems
Challenge Updates

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America Bracho
America Bracho
CEO, Latino Health Access

Dr. America Bracho is the Executive Director of Latino Health Access, a center for health promotion and disease prevention located in Santa Ana, California. This Center was created under her leadership to assist with the multiple health needs of Latinos in Orange County. Latino Health Access facilitates mechanisms of empowerment for the Latino community and uses participatory approaches to community health education. The programs train community health workers as leaders of wellness and change. Dr. Bracho worked as a physician in her native Venezuela for several years, after which she came to the U.S. to obtain a Master’s Degree in Public Health at the University of Michigan. Her public health specialty is Health Education and Health Behavior.

Allan Chochinov
Allan Chochinov
Chair, Products of Design MFA, School of Visual Arts

Allan Chochinov is the Chair of the MFA in Products of Design graduate program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and a partner of Core77, a New York-based design network serving a global community of designers and design enthusiasts. Prior to SVA and Core77, his work in product design focused on the medical, surgical, and diagnostic fields, as well as on consumer products and workplace systems. He has been named on numerous design and utility patents and has received awards from The Art Directors Club, The One Club, I.D. Magazine, and Communication Arts. He serves on the boards of the AIGA, Designers Accord, Design Ignites Change, and DesigNYC.

Josh Rosenthal
Josh Rosenthal
Co-Founder & CSO, RowdMap

A serial entrepreneur with multiple successful exits, Josh Rosenthal is a Co-Founder and CSO of RowdMap, a web-based business management platform purpose built for the ACA world to help payers and providers to maximize growth, improve overall performance and create value through pricing, contracting and interventions. Josh received a Fulbright to the Sorbonne’s Institute for Advanced Studies (EPHE), an interdisciplinary think tank and he’s spoken the Health Data Initiative, SXSW, Harvard, Hopkins and MIT, appearing on NPR with the CTO for the United States and the Department of Health and Human Services. Josh is a Member of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Data Access Group, serves as a Public Advisor to the NCHVS and Industry Expert to the ONC, HHS on Technology and Innovation.

Michelle Snyder
Michelle Snyder
Executive-in-Residence, InterWest Partners

Michelle is currently the Chief Marketing Officer for Welltok, Inc., a company pioneering the concept of Social Health Management through the CaféWell Health Optimization Platform.  Michelle is also an Executive-in-Residence at InterWest Partners, focusing on venture stage companies at the intersection of healthcare, consumer, and technology.  She also mentors companies in the RockHealth and BluePrint Health programs, and is an advisor to leading digital health companies, including Propeller Health, HealthLoop and HealthFinch.

Previously, Michelle was an early member of the Epocrates team, where she spent more than a decade building it into one of the most recognized mHealth brands. Michelle has also worked as a health strategy consultant with The Wilkerson Group and on health policy formation and implementation with The Lewin Group and the Georgetown Center for Health Policy Studies. Michelle earned her M.B.A. at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and her B.A. from Carleton College.

Mark Wagar
Mark Wagar
President, Heritage Medical Systems

Mark Wagar is President of Heritage Medical Systems, an affiliate of the Heritage Provider Network (HPN). HPN provides medical care for over one million members, and an affiliate is the largest Pioneer ACO in the United States.  Mark’s extensive payer, physician, hospital and healthcare service organization experience includes almost a decade of work in community rated, guaranteed issue health coverage markets, where collaboration is essential to delivering sustainable quality and cost improvement. Mr. Wagar was previously President and CEO of Empire BlueCross BlueShield and Senior Vice President at WellPoint, Inc. An experienced officer and director in public and private corporations, Mr. Wagar has recently served as a Director in a number of prominent New York civic and charitable organizations, and was a member of the Board of BCS Financial, Inc.

Criteria

Concepts submitted to the Merck | Heritage Provider Network Innovation Challenge will be judged on the following attributes:

  • Submitted concepts should seek to improve patient satisfaction and quality of life for people living with diabetes and/or heart disease in the US. Our goal is to empower and motivate patients with new solutions to improve overall population health.
  • Submitted concepts can be products or services that support the existing care plan model, OR may reimagine the care plan itself.
  • Submitted concepts should seek to address key pain points in the care plan process. Examples of pain points include: the creation of a patient-centric care plan by the healthcare provider, the process for care plan review and evolution, and the signals of achievement of goals articulated in the care plan.
  • Submitted concepts should recognize the diversity of the chronic disease patient population. Issues such as the phase of the disease, comorbidities, life stage, support systems, financial and professional circumstances, etc., all impact care plan success.
  • Submitted concepts should reflect an understanding of the patient ecosystem, including a wide range of stakeholders. Collaboration and support by healthcare providers, family members, friends, caregivers, and social service resources among others, are vital for patient success.
  • Submitted concepts should be inspired by, employ, or contribute to open data sets.
  • Submitted concepts should make an innovative contribution to the healthcare marketplace. Products and services should be differentiated from those that are currently available.
  • Submitted concepts must be able to be developed into proof of concept or prototype during the course of the challenge. At point of submission, solutions can be at an early-stage, without proof of concept or prototype.
  • Submitted concepts submitted by teams, rather than individuals alone, are strongly encouraged. We believe diversity in team makeup across skills and experience-levels increases the likelihood of solution success over time.
  • At least one member of each team must be available to attend the Innovators’ Bootcamp in San Francisco from December 5-7, 2013 and the live Demo Day in New York City, January 23, 2014.
  • The team member submitting the concept must be a legal resident of the US.
Schedule
  • Nov 10, 2013 Submissions Close: The challenge will stop accepting submissions at 11:59pm EST on November 10, 2013.
  • Nov 21, 2013 Semi-finalists announced: Five semi-finalists announced; each awarded $20,000 to prototype their solution.
  • Nov 26, 2013 Virtual Accelerator kicks off:  Semi-finalists will be provided access to mentors and being preparing for the Innovators’ Boot Camp.  Semi-finalists will be provided advice and mentorship from industry leaders in topics such as health, design, user experience, marketing, and technology.
  • Dec 5-7, 2013 Innovators’ Boot Camp: in San Francisco, CA for Challenge semi-finalists. The function of the boot camp is to support the finalists in creating and/or refining a prototype of their concept, and it is mandatory for finalists to attend. Travel may be necessary to attend, and the Challenge organizer will provide a stipend to the semi-finalists to defray reasonable travel costs.
  • Jan 23, 2014 Demo Day: Semi-finalists present their concepts at Demo Day in New York, NY. Travel may be necessary to attend, and the Challenge organizer will provide a stipend to the finalists to defray reasonable travel costs. Attendance is mandatory for selected semi-finalists to be considered eligible.
  • Jan 27, 2014 Two finalist teams announced: each awarded $20,000 to refine and iterate their solution.
  • Feb 2014 Mini-Pilot: A mini-pilot exercise facilitated by the Heritage Provider Network.
  • May 2014 Winning team announced: awarded $100,000 to further develop their solution.
Relevant Data Sets

Open data can be a powerful input to solutions that will improve patients’ lives. Start here in your search for open data that you can use to craft or inspire your solution.

  1. CMS 2008-2010 Data Entrepreneurs’ Synthetic Public Use File
  2. Health Indicators Warehouse (HIW)
  3. RWJF DataHub
  4. CDC: Interactive Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke Tables 
  5. Patient Care Data Set (PCDS)
  6. Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI) to Combat Obesity, Heart Disease and Cancer 
  7. The Health and Retirement Study (HRS)  (registration required)
  8. Diabetes in America, 2nd Edition 
  9. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
  10. The Partners in Care Study
  11. Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2012
  12. National Health Interview Survey, 2012
  13. DocGraph Physician Referral Data*

*Note: At this time, the team behind DocGraph relies on nominal fees for data use to support their operations. Use of this data, and all listed data, is optional and any associated fees are the responsibility of the applicant.

Terms & Conditions

The Health Data Challenge Series
Merck | Heritage Provider Network Innovation Challenge
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