AMA Announces Healthier Nation Innovation Challenge Winners

During their Annual Meeting last Saturday, June 11, 2016, the American Medical Association (AMA) selected three “AMA Healthier Nation Innovation Challenge” winners. The event featured the top five finalists from the challenge who pitched their ideas live to a panel of judges and the audience for an opportunity to receive a share of $50,000 in prizes, as well as access to the AMA’s network of accelerator and entrepreneurship partners.

The three following teams’ ideas for improving the health of the nation were selected as the AMA Healthier Nation Innovation Challenge winners:

1st Place: $25,000
Twiage: Accelerating Life-Saving Care

Twiage is a secure, interoperable platform that empowers first responders to share real-time patient data with hospitals to accelerate life-saving emergency care.

2nd Place: $15,000
Light Line Catheter

The Light Line catheter employs a novel visible light phototherapy technology to actively disinfect the device while residing within a patient’s body.

3rd Place: $10,000
Web based test technology to detect and diagnose eye disease

Ceeable is a mobile digital health technology to detect and diagnose eye disease including AMD and glaucoma. The technology has been clinically validated across the globe on over 3000 patients.

The challenge, which kicked off in April, asked physicians, residents and medical students across the country to share their innovative solutions for improving the health of the nation. The submissions were required to answer one of the following questions:

  • Making technology work for learning: What innovation would help transform physician education?
  • Advancing digital health: What innovation would help patients live longer, healthier lives?
  • Evolving digital medicine: What innovation would help physicians improve their practice?

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