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Innovate with ACP
The field of digital health technology is exploding with solutions that aim to transform how medical care is delivered and to enhance the partnership between physicians and their patients. The American College of Physicians wants to help that promise become a reality by widening its support for innovation in medicine.
The ACP Innovation Challenge
The ACP Innovation Challenge 2018 is celebrating its third year showcasing the best and brightest ideas from practicing physicians, fellows, residents and medical students that have the potential to transform the practice of internal medicine on a national level. Four finalists were chosen from 60 submissions to present to a panel of experienced physicians at the Internal Medicine Meeting 2018. The Grand Prize winner was Caleb Murphy for “High-Value Technology: Developing Electronic Medical Record Capabilities to Promote High-Value Clinical Practice." Murphy will receive a $20,000 prize. The Audience Choice winner was Sumun Khetpal for “Ride Health - Driving Access to Care, ” who will receive $5,000.
The complete list of 2018 finalists:
- Sumun Khetpal: Ride Health - Driving Access to Care
- Jin Sol Lee: Cata-List: A Smartphone App to Personalize Healthcare for Every Individual
- Caleb Murphy: High-Value Technology: Developing Electronic Medical Record Capabilities to Promote High-Value Clinical Practice
- Susan Zelasko: Detecting Catheter-Associated Biofilms at the Bedside
The details for the 2019 event will be posted in the fall, including application instructions.
ACP Startup Advisors Network
The ACP Startup Advisors Network connects digital health entrepreneurs to experienced ACP members who can offer real-world input on product development. Startups often have access to only a limited range of physicians and practice settings for feedback and concept testing, but when these entrepreneurs engage with ACP members through the Startup Advisors Network, they benefit from the experience of ACP members around the world. There is no cost for either advisors or startups to participate in the Startup Advisors Network, but startups are screened for relevance to internal medicine before being accepted into the program.