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AMIA Pitch IT Innovators Challenge Information

This was the 2017 AMIA Pitch IT Challenge page (sorry, Google still loves it!)

Please find the 2019 Challenge Information here or to see the teams and help decide who makes the finals, click here.  Thank you for being part of the AMIA Innovation Community.  If you are not a member yet, please click here to learn more about it and join today!/span>


The 2017 AMIA Pitch IT Competition

(Applications closed)

a Medical Informatics Innovation Challenge


Welcome to the AMIA Pitch IT Competition

Jump start your latest innovation in medical informatics by applying to participate in the AMIA Pitch IT competition. The competition is designed to find and accelerate the best new ideas in healthcare that use medical and biomedical informatics to improve clinical outcomes, drive down the cost of care, and improve the healthcare experience for patients, care providers, medical professionals, and institutions. We believe that better information management, dissemination, and analysis makes for better care. Winning pitches will be eligible to receive a minimum of $5,000 up to $12,500 to fund development of the innovation.

We are running a crowd challenge with MedStartr because we know that all people involved in healthcare matter and we want to listen to everyone about which ideas they like best for their care, their practice, their hospital, and their company. Medicine is on the threshold of vast changes driven by both market forces and the emergence and application of new technologies. By embracing and enabling such innovation, we can change healthcare on a broad scale.

Five finalists will be invited to Washington, DC to compete on stage for top prizes and the interest of our 2017 AMIA conference attendees on November 6th. Help us pick the most innovative healthcare solutions by casting your vote here

Want to Get Involved?

We also need the help of patients, doctors, hospitals, and other partners in choosing the best ideas, testing them, and much more. If you are interested, please subscribe below!         

New ideas succeed in healthcare when people like you get involved. Here are some ways you can get involved with these ideas. Click to get connected to some of the best new ideas in healthcare now:

Intellectual Property

Protection of intellectual property rights (ex. patents, trademarks, copyright, trade secrets, etc.) of your concept is your responsibility and your responsibility alone. If you have an idea or product that you might want to patent, we strongly recommend speaking to a lawyer before submitting information about this idea to AMIA Pitch IT! Please be aware that none of the persons reviewing your application has entered into a non-disclosure or confidentiality agreement. Further, during the competition you will be voluntarily disclosing information and ideas in a public forum. Any steps that are necessary or prudent to protect your ownership rights, such as trademark registrations or patent applications, are solely your responsibility. AMIA has no obligation to implement any protective measures in this regard.


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of 50 US or DC who are 18 or older at time of Entry who have never been convicted of a felony or crime of moral turpitude. Application Period begins at 12 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on 9/25/17 and all entries must be received by 11:59:59 p.m. ET on 10/15/17 to be eligible for a Prize. Applying later may adversely affect the metrics score used to determine finalists and decrease the ability to advance. Finals scheduled to be held 11/6/17 in Washington DC, and finalist or representative must attend or will be disqualified. DO NOT APPLY IF YOU DO NOT PLAN TO ATTEND. Void where prohibited by law. SUBJECT TO FULL OFFICIAL RULES, which contain important requirements and restrictions for the Application. Application must represent a solution that represents a new application of medical or biomedical informatics at the point of care to improve workflow, decision support, and/or analytics. Selection is based on (i) Application’s performance metrics on crowdfunding website and (ii) the judging Criteria: (1) Potential Impact of Innovation; (2) Feasibility; (3) Innovativeness; (4) Design / Fundability; (5) Scalability; (6) Participant Affiliation; and (7) Adherence to Theme and Official Rules. Odds of winning depend on number and quality of eligible entries received.  One (1) Finalist will receive a $12,500 grant; one (1) Finalist will receive a $7,500 grant; and one (1) Finalist will receive a $5,000 grant. Each grant is to be used to further develop a prototype or proof of concept for the selected innovation.  Grant is based on a monthly checkpoint with Sponsor on this progress. Sponsor: LOF LLC.​