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Hackensack Meridian Health Seeks Disruptive Health Solutions through NJ Innovation Challenge

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What you need to know

Hackensack Meridian Health is launching a New Jersey Innovation Challenge to foster innovation and disruptive solutions from New Jersey companies. 

The goal is to add to the network’s comprehensive strategies to continuously improve the patient experience and patient outcomes throughout the state. 

The Challenge seeks to reduce 30-day readmissions for: acute myocardial infarction (AMI); chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); heart failure (HF); pneumonia; coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery; and elective primary total hip arthroplasty and/or total knee arthroplasty (THA/TKA).

Entries will be accepted between May 6 and July 15. Online applications can be submitted here.

Challenge Requirements

Entrants must be companies registered in New Jersey, and must submit applications to pitch their concepts to Hackensack Meridian Health. The companies must also have: a minimum revenue of $50,000 over the last 12 months; a viable product or solution ready for piloting or testing; a core team in place to provide program management and pilot support; seed capital of at least $100,000; and also a business plan for 2 to 3 years of projected growth. 

If the application is accepted, it will be followed by a virtual pitch session with subject matter experts and system leaders to narrow down to three applications. Those three applications will then be decided at Hackensack Meridian Health’s Bear’s Den innovation program. The top three companies will benefit from a number of different opportunities from piloting their solution, a strategic development relationship, as well as potential investment in their company to name a few.