Apply for the Microsoft Health Innovation Awards 2017

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Are you ready to provide new Innovations to tackle health challenges, then Microsoft Got you covered 

Submission Deadline: Thursday, January 26th, 2017, at 5:00 PM PST

New for 2017 – All entries must be submitted online, here.

The Microsoft Health Innovation Awards are presented annually to the healthcare or life sciences organization and technology solution partner—with which it has collaborated—that best demonstrates industry leadership in using technology to achieve innovation excellence.

Step 1 – Read the Microsoft Health Innovation Awards Official Rules 2017.

Step 2 – Visit the online entry form HERE and submit your entry.

Step 3 – Download the Participant Release Form. It must be signed by BOTH partner (if applicable) AND customer, then scanned and emailed to at time of entry or no later than January 26th, 2017, 5:00 PM PST.

Step 4 – Meet the Judges:  Learn more about the panel of experts who will determine the award winners.

Step 5 – Stay up to date with Microsoft in Health at the Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition, Orlando, FL, Feb. 19 – 23, 2017.  Winners will be announced on Tuesday, February 21st during the Microsoft Health Forum. Winners will be notified approximately 10 days prior if they are selected as a winner.

Who should enter?

The award committee will accept nominations from a qualifying healthcare, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, clinical resource, or medical device organization* worldwide, which has developed and implemented a solution independently or working with a technology solution partner, as long as the solution is in full implementations within an organization for at least 30 days and is based on the latest Microsoft technologies. The award emphasizes the innovative application of available software and the creation of new solutions.

Healthcare organizations examples include: hospitals, health systems, clinics, group practices, public health organizations and health plans.

Why should you enter?

Winners will be featured in promotional and marketing activities, such as the Microsoft in Health newsletter and blog, as well as possible media interviews.
Winners will receive a “Winner” trophy.
Winners will receive a marketing document on how to publicize the fact that the organization is a winner.
How do we pick the winner?

An independent panel of Judges will pick one winner from the qualified submissions received in each of the categories below. The solution (or combination of solutions) can be offered by any qualifying company worldwide as long as it is based on the latest Microsoft technologies; represents a breakthrough from the industry & historical approaches; and goes beyond incremental improvements on technologies that already exist.

Please read 2017 Microsoft Health Innovation Awards Contest – Official Rules download document for complete details

Categories for Entry

Engage Your Patients
Enable more efficient access to care, reduce delays in the care experience, and maintain contact with patients once they leave the care setting.

Scenario examples include:

More efficient access
Enhanced engagement
Continuous engagement
Empower Your Care Teams
Tools that help care teams be more productive and collaborate more effectively.

Scenario examples include:

Virtual care
Care team collaboration
Care coordination
Optimize your clinical operational effectiveness
Convert data about patient and populations into intelligent action that prevents emergencies and promotes wellness.

Scenario examples include:

Quality improvement
Population health
Operational and financial efficiency
Transform the Care Continuum
Connect smart devices to the Microsoft Cloud to gain valuable insights into how to treat patients and manage operations.

Scenario examples include:

Remote patient monitoring
Precision medicine
Managing devices and facilities
If there is truly no categories above for which your solution fits into, you may enter this category.

Entries will be judged primarily on the following three criteria:

The innovation represents a breakthrough from the industry’s historical approaches.
The innovation goes beyond incremental improvements on technologies that already exist.
The innovation measurably improves significant business and/or clinical processes that positively impact patient care.
The entry period ends on Thursday, January 26th, 2017, at 5:00 PM Pacific Time. No entries will be accepted after the entry period closes.

Enter now

The Participant Release Form must be signed by BOTH partner (if applicable) AND customer, then scanned and emailed to at time of entry or no later than January 26th, 2017, 5:00 PM PST.
For more information

For more information, please contact please contact Monika Skibeness at:

Phone: 425-870-4880

Open to authorized representatives of healthcare organization OR a Microsoft Technology Solution Partner (ISV or System Integrator) who is 18 years of age or older. Residents of Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria are not eligible. See Official Rules for complete details.

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