The UW Health Innovation Challenge provides a platform for interdisciplinary student teams to work on new solutions to existing health/healthcare problems. Engage Engage works to improve medical technology in developing countries with scarce resources, initially focusing on reducing the spread of blood borne pathogens as a result of contaminated injections.
Overall, 34 teams from five different colleges applied to the Health Innovation Challenge this year.
Screening round judges helped select the top 18 teams to present at the Health Innovation Challenge final event on March 3, 2016. Mark your calendar for the next Health Innovation Challenge to be held on March 1, 2017.
If you would like to participate as a judge, sponsor, or mentor contact Terri Butler, [email protected]
Visit the UW Health Innovation Challenge Facebook page Join the Health Innovation listserv The common thread is INNOVATION, the Health Innovation Challenge builds on the strengths of colleges and universities in the Pacific to provide a platform for interdisciplinary student teams to work on new solutions to existing problems, new approaches to helping people live healthier lives, new opportunities for care and treatment, new products/services to market.
Worldwide, the goal is clear: a healthier future that revolves around reducing infectious and noncommunicable disease, increasing the safety of care, lowering the cost of health care delivery, expanding access, and introducing technologies that bring greater health and wellness to the populous.
Autumn 2016 (ENTRE 579/490 Health Innovation Practicum) Dates: Thursdays - p.m. [email protected] goal of this seminar is to help students innovate and create solutions to the toughest health challenges we face –on a domestic or global scale.Students will form cross-disciplinary teams around project concepts chosen by the class and present the team’s solutions to classmates and a panel of expert judges who will score the presentations.Challenges spark creativity, design thinking, novel solutions, and the potential for new companies.This challenge, much like the Buerk Center’s well-regarded Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge, is designed for those students who are passionate about health innovation and are determined to make a difference.Innovations in health and healthcare that promote, impact, and monitor health are creating a paradigm shift in our approach to healthy living.In the United States, healthcare has entered a period of unprecedented change with the Affordable Care Act and the “triple aim,” the emphasis on care that is safer, more efficient, and more accessible.