Florida Blue Health Innovation Challenge

Overview

fl blue flyer 2019 Competition participants and Directors

 

FL Blue 2018- All participants2019- Judges and Directors (from left to right): David Pizzo, Glenn Whichard, Gary Anderson, Jennifer Sineway, Kelli Wells, Phillip Lee, Michael Fountain, Haskell Adler, Richard Munassi      

FL Blue 2018 Winners2019- Awardees and Directors (from left to right): David Pizzo, Maria Giraldo, Valentina Dargam, Haider Ali, Ayan Nasir, Nitisha Mehta, Prisca Alilio, Frank Lee, Michael Fountain

THE CHALLENGE

The Florida Blue Health Innovation Challenge seeks for innovations and disruptive technologies developed by students to tackle healthcare challenges in Florida. The concepts should address topics that Florida Blue considers to be an active and ongoing problem in the healthcare system. Each year Florida Blue and USF decide on a different topic. 

2021 Topic: TBA

ELIGIBILITY

  • All entrants must be an undergraduate, graduate or doctorate student at a college or university located in Florida.
  • Innovations cannot have been incorporated for longer than 12 months or have investment or annual revenues in excess of $100,000
  • Entrants will be required to pitch their concepts in-person to a panel of health care and business experts during the state finals at the GuideWell Innovation Center in Orlando’s Lake Nona Medical City.

 CHALLENGE OVERVIEW

  • All entries must be submitted by: TBA
  • Challenge finalists will be notified by: TBA
  • Pitch and award ceremony: TBA

Challenge finalists will be provided a mentoring opportunity by leaders in their fields and virtual coaching from the GuideWell Innovation team to help them further develop their concepts and presentations. 

PRIZE MONEY

First Place - $15,000

Second Place - $5,000

Third Place - $2,500

Judges Choice Awards - $1,000

2020 PARTICIPANTS

  • Next Steps: Suzie Kaye, Marie Adonis-Rizzo and Armiel Suriaga from Florida Atlantic University

  • LiveEDU: Oyindamola Teniola from the University of South Florida and Rebecca Oyetoro from the University of Florida

  • Patch Partner: Megan Morano and Ethan Medjuck from Florida Polytechnic University

  • PEACE: Protecting the Elderly with AI for Clinical Emergencies: Vivek Sreejithkumar, Mariam Rizvi and Isabella Grande from Florida Atlantic University

  • Doctor Genie Healthcare Analytics: Srikrishna Srinivasan from the University of South Florida

  • Simply T.O.C: Caitlyn Smith, Amanda Giggy, Shana Indawala and Indigo Moss from the University of South Florida

  • Once: A readmission Reduction Program: Cory Feldman from Florida Atlantic University and James Wallace from the University of South Florida

  • Surgical Success: Ansu Sebastian and Jennifer Simmons from the University of Central Florida

  • Connecting Care: Kayla Wilson from the University of South Florida

  • Specialty Transitional Care Program: Shayna Rabess from the University of Florida and Gisela Kennedy from the University of South Florida

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2020 WINNERS:

  • 1st place- Once: A Readmission Reduction Problem 
  • 2nd placeConnecting Care 
  • 3rd place- Doctor Gennie Healthcare Analytics
  • Judges Choice Award- Live Edu
  • Judges Choice Award- PEACE: Protecting the Elderly with AI for Clinical Emergencies

additional questions? 

Please email: emourra@usf.edu