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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Artificial Intelligence and the Healthcare Consumer Challenge

Deadline: June 20, 2018

Over the years, Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions have increasingly been used by patients and providers alike to drive efficiencies and improve the healthcare experience overall. There is a great opportunity to create AI-enabled technology that helps consumers make better, more informed health decisions. In particular, tools using AI have the opportunity to provide a more guided and educational experience for individual users by sharing personalized, tailored information that inform health care choices. These technologies have the potential to impact consumers who need the most help when making health care decisions- consumers with low literacy, low health literacy, or limited English proficiency.

AI and The Healthcare Consumer Challenge encourages the development of AI enabled technology that helps support individuals as they make important health decisions in their day to day lives. Submissions can include, but are not limited to, technologies that help consumers navigate the various options they have in terms of care providers, or technologies that support individuals as they manage their own health and well-being over time. This includes but is not limited to virtual assistants, chatbots, voice-enabled devices, digital platforms, and applications to support consumers as they navigate everyday healthcare decisions. Examples of these types of decisions include: choosing the right care provider, finding a local pharmacy with affordable prices, scheduling appointments, etc.

The Challenge will be conducted in two phases with the goal of producing a functioning prototype: During Phase 1, five applicants will be selected (each, a “semi-finalist” ). Phase 2 will be open only to the semi-finalists selected from Phase 1. Upon another round of evaluation, three winning semi-finalists (each, to become a “finalist”) from Phase 2 will move on to pitch their solutions live at the Health 2.0 2018 fall conference.

Amount: The following prizes will be awarded:

  • Each of the semi-finalists chosen during Phase 1 will receive a prize of $5,000.
  • The first place winner chosen during Phase 2 will receive a prize of $50,000.
  • The second place winner chosen during Phase 2 will receive a prize of $15,000.
  • The third place winner chosen during Phase 2 will receive a prize of $10,000.

Eligibility: 1) Business and nonprofit entities formed and maintaining a principal place of business in the United States; and 2) individuals and teams of no more than five individuals, who are (i) citizens or permanent residents of the United States and (ii) of the legal age of majority, at the time of entry.

Link: https://www.aihealthchallenge.com/

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