Tufts MedStart Hosts Innovation Challenge
Andrea Ippolito, MIT H@cking Medicine; Adam Wong, ONC; Rohan Jotwani, Tufts MedStart; Maria; Brian Like, Eric Schwaber, Mayur Patel, Mahima Vijay, and Paran Yap, Tufts MedStart; Joe Jabre, Director, Tufts MD/MBA program.
Photo credit: Jennifer Joe.
On January 17-19, Tufts’ MedStart and MIT H@cking Medicine, in collaboration with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information and the White House Innovation Fellows, hosted the inaugural Blue Button Boston Innovation Challenge at TUSM. Blue Button is an international movement to engage patients in their health through access to their personal health data. More than 80 entrepreneurs, physicians, designers, engineers, and students participated in the event and 15 startups emerged from the group. After spending Saturday building the beginnings of their company under the eye of their mentors, the teams had three minutes to pitch to a panel of experts on Sunday afternoon.
The winning group ArmMe received $500 and free admission to the Health Datapalooza in June. ArmMe integrates with medical devices to allow patients to create a visual landscape of their medical care plan. Also leaving with $500 for the Best Pitch was HOMEfield, a mobile app capable of spotting and assessing the severity of an athlete's concussion, with the help of eye tracking.
MedStart is a Tufts MD/MBA student-run organization dedicated to the cultivation and advancement of global entrepreneurship in healthcare. The group supports the research, development, and business implementation of disruptive innovations and technologies that improve the quality and productivity of healthcare delivery.
Read more about the 2014 MedStart event here: BostInno, The Doctor’s Channel, MedTech Boston.