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Healthy Mom & Baby Innovation Competition

Help Us Reduce the Rate of Infant Mortality


Parkview Health, in collaboration with MATTER, is proud to present the Healthy Mom and Baby Innovation Competition. In this global call, we are seeking product, software, and program solutions that have the promise and potential of reducing the incidence of infant mortality.

Specifically, the competition has two tracks or focus areas:

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How might we better support mom, prior to the birth of her child, by enhancing her maternal health and resilience, providing her seamless access to care, expert advice, education, and better aligning her with both the clinical resources and social support needed to ensure a healthy pregnancy?

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How might we better support baby shortly after birth, by ensuring access to key nutritional supplements, safe sleep and stable support structures and environments?


Our Focus

While the past 30 years have witnessed great improvements in medical treatment options for maternal and infant care, infant mortality continues to be a challenge both in developed and developing regions of the world.

The infant mortality rate (IMR) in the U.S. is approximately 5.9 deaths per 1,000 live infant births. However, Allen County in Northeast Indiana, where Parkview is based, had an IMR of 7.3 in 2017 — much higher than the state and nation’s averages.* These alarming numbers are calling Parkview and the state of Indiana to action.

Healthy mom and baby innovation competition

When addressing maternal health’s relation to infant mortality Parkview is seeking solutions focused on but not limited to:

  • Chronic diseases such as hypertension and diabetes
  • Accessibility to providers and medication
  • Community support
  • Education
  • Mental and physical health
  • Birth spacing

When addressing infant health, Parkview is seeking solutions focused on but not limited to:

  • Breastfeeding education and support
  • Safe sleep

Parkview is proud to also be partnering with the Indiana Chapter of HIMSS and the Management Performance Hub for this innovation competition. With our community coming together towards this common goal, the impact will be much greater than if done alone.

*References: www.who.int / www.parkview.com / www.footprintsfortwayne.com


Where

This global competition is open to everyone.

When

September 17, 2020

Competition Prizes

Opportunity to explore pilot or partnership of your solution with Parkview 

$10,000 cash award

One-year global membership with MATTER


What Types of Solutions Are We Seeking?

Parkview Health has partnered with MATTER to explore, source and pilot digital and device-enabled solutions or services that address one or a combination of the competition focus.


Our Top 5 Finalists

View Our Top 5 Finalists


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Milestones

Application Period

Application Period

Feb. 4 – April 10, 2020

Apply with a detailed description of your proposed solution.


Selection Semi-Finalists

Selection Semi-Finalists

April 11 – April 17, 2020

10 teams will be selected.


Innovation Competition

Innovation Competition

June 1, 2020

The 10 semi-finalist teams will present their solutions to the selection committee. The winner will receive a $10,000 cash prize.

Up to 5 teams will be selected as finalists to advance to the accelerator supported by MATTER and Parkview representatives for the chance to further co-develop their solution.


Accelerator

Accelerator

June 1 – August 31, 2020

Up to 5 finalist teams will develop and refine their concepts in a 3-month virtual accelerator where they will build and test their solution with Management Performance Hub mentors, MATTER and Parkview staff and stakeholders from across the healthcare community.


Final Pitch Day

Final Pitch Day

September 17, 2020

Finalist teams will present to a community of healthcare professionals, Parkview leaders, and outside investors to pitch their ideas for potential pilot opportunities and funding. All teams participating in the final pitch day will receive a one-year global membership to MATTER.


Contributing Partners

Contributing Partners

Parkview Mirro Center

Matter

Management Performance HUB

Himss Indiana Chapter


 

Additional Resources

Patient Profiles