NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Launches 10-Week Innovation Competition

InnovateNYP will award up to $25,000 in prizes for patient engagement and provider communication solutions

May 18, 2015


NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has officially launched InnovateNYP Open Challenge, a 10-week challenge to develop innovative technology solutions to enhance patient care and provider communication open to both the general public and hospital employees.

“Innovation is a vital component of our mission. Following the success of our hackathon last year, we felt it was again the right time to tap into innovative and entrepreneurial talent not only at the hospital, but with the greater tech community as well,” said Aurelia Boyer, chief information officer at NYP. “To consistently deliver the best patient care, it’s important that we ask people who may have been hospital patients or visited family and friends in a hospital to offer their ideas on how to improve engagement and communication with our physicians. We look forward to seeing their creative ideas.”

Participants are expected to work in teams of up to eight and develop an idea that falls within one of the following categories:

Patient Engagement Solutions Including:

  • Patient Experience Personalization
  • Patient Education
  • Patient Entertainment

Care Provider Communication Solutions Including:

  • Collaboration Dashboard
  • Patient Document Grouping
  • Patient Care Tracking

NewYork-Presbyterian will also host two in-person networking events to provide additional details and basic insight regarding the hospital’s current systems and technology. Interested participants can register, network and find all the challenge and event information as well as regular updates on a site here.

Finalists will have the opportunity to present their ideas at a demonstration day. The judges will award up to $25,000 in prizes.

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, based in New York City, is one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive hospitals and a leading provider of inpatient, ambulatory and preventive care in all areas of medicine. With some 2,600 beds and more than 6,500 affiliated physicians and 20,000 employees, NewYork-Presbyterian had more than 2 million visits in 2013, including close to 15,000 infant deliveries and more than 310,000 emergency department visits. NewYork-Presbyterian comprises six campuses: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian/Westchester Division and NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital. The hospital is also closely affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital. NewYork-Presbyterian is the #1 hospital in the New York metropolitan area, according to U.S. News & World Report, and consistently named to the magazine’s Honor Roll of best hospitals in the nation. Affiliated with two world-renowned medical schools, Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, NewYork-Presbyterian is committed to excellence in patient care, research, education and community service. For more information, visit

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