Taking a cue from American Idol, leading healthcare professionals pitched innovative ideas at a recent Boston University-hosted event. Eight teams had two minutes each to describe their innovation projects and their importance. They also had to select $12,500, $7,500 or $2,500 as the project’s funding cost.
The innovation teams that won the American Idol-like competition received a $12,500 prize to build an online network for healthcare professionals to exchange solutions to complex medical problems, $7,500 to introduce e-cigarettes to wean the homeless off tobacco, and $2,500 to recreate a program that addresses patients’ basic resource needs as a quality care standard
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