AMA to award $50k for best ideas to create a healthier nation

April 22, 2016
Area(s) of Interest: Physician Leadership 

Do you have an idea that could help shape 21st century medicine? The American Medical Association (AMA) is helping physicians and medical students bring their cutting-edge health care ideas to reality with the launch of the AMA Healthier Nation Innovation Challenge.

“New ideas for better care emerge every day from physicians and medical students on the front lines of medicine,” said AMA President Steven J. Stack, M.D. “AMA wants to support these health care innovators and help them succeed in moving their new ideas from the concept phase into day-to-day practice.”

AMA invites all U.S. physicians, residents and medical students to enter the AMA Healthier Nation Innovation Challenge with their best ideas to improve the health of the nation by May 16. Prizes will be awarded for the best solutions that emerge from three categories:

  • Making technology work for learning: What innovation would help transform physician education?

  • Advancing digital health: What innovation would help patients live longer, healthier lives?

  • Evolving digital medicine: What innovation would help physicians improve their practice? 

Proposed solutions will appear online where physicians, residents, medical students, nurses, patients, hospital staff, health leaders and investors can review and provide feedback on the ideas. Five solutions that receive strong validation from site visitors will compete for the top prizes in front of a live audience and a panel of judges at the AMA Healthier Nation Innovation event in Chicago on June 11.

“Through its ongoing work, AMA is providing opportunities for physicians to engage in innovation and share their ideas, expertise and real-world perspective on the effectiveness of technology in medical practice settings,” said Dr. Stack. “From solutions for revitalizing medical practices to new ideas for providing high-quality care through digital health, AMA is striving to ensure physician-led innovation is a key driver in making the health system work better for everyone.”

To learn more about the AMA Healthier Nation Innovation Challenge, visit www.innovatewithama.com.


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