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Partners Launch 2020 Healthcare Innovation Challenge

Entrepreneurs Invited to Propose Solutions to Real World Healthcare Challenges

Navicent Health – in partnership with Atlanta Tech Village, Georgia HIMSS and TAG Digital Health – announces the launch of the 2020 Georgia Healthcare Innovation Challenge, with the mission of fostering collaboration between medical and technology providers to improve the delivery of healthcare in Georgia.

The challenge kicked off on Thursday, July 30 with a reverse pitch event. Two Georgia healthcare CEOs presented specific, real-world challenges they hope to solve through the Challenge, and invited the ecosystem to propose potential solutions.

Challenge 1: Predictive Modeling

Presented by Dale Boylston, CEO of TC2

The goal for those who accept this challenge is to create a solution to identify at risk individuals in order to improve their care delivery and experience.

Challenge 2: Pediatric Asthma

Presented by Laura Gentry, CEO of Medical Center of Peach County, Navicent Health

The goal for those who accept this challenge is to create a novel approach to assist children and teenagers managing their asthma “We are excited to participate in the Georgia Healthcare Innovation Challenge. We have the opportunity to work with innovators to find a solution to help young children and teens manage their asthma. We want to find a digital solution that could make managing asthma engaging and even fun. We’re looking forward to what these bright minds can come up with,” said Laura Gentry, CEO of Medical Center of Peach County, Navicent Health in Byron, Ga.

Those who accept the Challenge will participate in a 13-week program that will culminate on October 29 with a forward pitch event, where Challenge finalists will present their proposals to the Georgia Healthcare Innovation Challenge Partners and the industry at large. The Challenge winners will be provided a nurturing and creative environment, beta clients and partners, and industry support in order to bring their solution to market.

The challenge is open to healthcare professionals, ecosystem supporters, health technology companies and entrepreneurs, as well as investors. Those wishing to join the Challenge may find more information at www.gahealthcareinnovationchallenge.com.

About Georgia Healthcare Innovation Challenge Partners

The vision of the Georgia Healthcare Innovation Challenge is to foster collaboration between medical and technology providers to improve the delivery of healthcare in Georgia. The program is hosted in partnership between Navicent Health with support from Atlanta Tech Village, Georgia HIMSS, and TAG Digital Health.

About Navicent Health

Navicent Health, the leading provider of healthcare in central and south Georgia, is committed to its mission of elevating health and wellbeing through compassionate care. Providing more than 1,000 beds and offering care in 53 specialties at more than 50 facilities throughout the region, Navicent Health provides care for healthcare consumers’ through an academic medical center; community, pediatric and rehabilitation hospitals; urgent care centers; physician practices; diagnostic centers; home health; hospice and palliative care; and a life plan community. Navicent Health is dedicated to enhancing health and wellness for individuals throughout the region through nationally recognized quality care, community health initiatives and collaborative partnerships. For more information, please visit www.navicenthealth.org.


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