Harvard selects Canadian company as semi-finalist
July 6, 2016
VANCOUVER – Digital health startup InputHealth has been selected as a semi-finalist in Harvard Business School and Harvard Medical School’s Health Acceleration Challenge.
“We’re extremely honored to compete in the next phase of this exciting challenge,” said InputHealth CEO Dr. Damon Ramsey (pictured). “Unlocking the potential of value-based care has been at the core of our mission as a disruptive digital health company.
“Rather than focus solely on administrative pain points, we have used our experience gained from years of serving on the front lines of healthcare delivery to improve outcomes for patients by providing superior tools for healthcare providers.”
Utilized by world-class health institutions including the Mayo Clinic, InputHealth’s ihOutcomes module brings patient-reported outcomes to the forefront of healthcare delivery through its beautifully designed, cloud-based platform.
Hosted by Harvard Business School and Harvard Medical School, the “scale-up” competition received 111 applications for its 2016 Open Forum Challenge: “What proven innovations have you created that would enhance healthcare value in the U.S. if broadly disseminated?”
A team selected from a total of 24 judges – made up of clinicians, healthcare professionals, and academics specializing in healthcare and innovation – rated each application based on the challenge criteria of impact, evidence, and dissemination.
“We see every healthcare encounter as a potential opportunity to capture data, and our platform is designed to do just that,” said Dr. Ramsey. “I believe our application demonstrated a strong foundation with a clear dissemination and growth plan in place supported by customers who sing our praises through real-world experience.”
Finalists will share the $150,000 Cox Award and will be featured in a Harvard Business School case study. The final winner will be chosen in 2017 – after a year of scaling up – and receive an additional $50,000.
Based in Vancouver, Canada, InputHealth has sales offices in Toronto and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
“We look forward to the next round and demonstrating that we’re not only full of potential but already proven as a solution worthy of widespread dissemination,” said Dr. Ramsey.