UNC Digital Health Innovation Sprint 2016

The UNC Digital Health Innovation Sprint 2016 engaged multidisciplinary talent and leaders across the Triangle to collaborate and develop solutions to healthcare challenges.

2016 Digital Health Sprint Overview

The UNC Center for Health Innovation created the Digital Health Innovation SprintTM to develop digital solutions to four common healthcare challenges. The “Sprint” launched September 29, 2016 with Define Day, followed by Design Day on October 29, 2016,  and concluded November 17, 2016 with Demo Day.  Teams pitched their ideas and prototypes for the chance to win prize money as well as direct access to resources designed to support early start-ups.

Sprint Recap

2016 Sprint Recap


Sprint Challenges

The UNC Sprint teams aimed to find digital health solutions to one of four challenges: 

Aging in Place: How do we provide older, home-bound, high utilizers of care with opportunities to access care or care for themselves in their home?

Medication Adherence: How do we get patients with asthma to take their medication a prescribed and follow their plan of care?

Care Coordination: How do we improve coordination of care for atrial fibrillation patients across care settings and multiple physicians?

Readmission Reduction: How do we educate and support heart failure patients before, during and after discharge into a home health setting to maximize their chances for a successful recovery?


Sprint Winners

1st Place: Asthma One is a mobile application for asthma patients that educates and encourages by demonstrating proper medication usage and providing financial incentives and environmental feedback to facilitate disease management. The team received a start-up package that included $3,000 in cash and potential pilot opportunities with Groundworks Lab and UNC.

Asthma One
2nd Place: Galileo is an integrated care management toolkit that improves communication, scheduling, and logistics for care managers, providers, and patients with multiple comorbidities in an ACO or PACE health system. The team received a start-up package that included $1,500 in cash and potential pilot opportunities with Groundworks Lab and UNC.

Galileo

3rd Place: My Healthy Heart is a solution designed to reduce readmissions for patients with Congestive Heart Failure by combining coaching, technology, education, and motivational strategies. The team received a start-up package that included $500 in cash and potential pilot opportunities with Groundworks Lab and UNC.

My Healthy Heart

Sprint Sponsors

2016 Sponsors

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