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Lyfebulb–UnitedHealth Group Innovation Challenge

Recognizing the top Patient Entrepreneurs developing innovative ideas for better management of depression and anxiety.
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Submission Deadline
prize:
$25,000
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Summary

Overview

Overview

The Lyfebulb–UnitedHealth Group Innovation Challenge will bring together Patient Entrepreneurs with key opinion leaders, patient advocates, and leadership from UnitedHealth Group as well as Lyfebulb to promote awareness, discussions, and connections around depression and anxiety, as well as innovation in the care of those affected.

WHY DO PATIENT ENTREPRENEURS MATTER?

Because they are personally motivated by their own disease, or that of a loved one, Patient Entrepreneurs have a unique ability to create value-added solutions beyond therapy. Our aim is to support user-driven innovation and provide a laser-focus on solutions for providing a higher quality of life for those living with depression or anxiety.

Eligibility

The award is open to Patient Entrepreneurs developing companies using healthcare information technology, medical devices, diagnostics, and/or consumer products or services that disrupt and shape the future care and management of patients with depression or anxiety.

You are eligible to apply for the 2019 Lyfebulb-UnitedHealth Group Innovation Challenge if:

  • You work on innovative ideas and concepts for better care and management of depression or anxiety using healthcare information technology, medical devices, diagnostics, and/or consumer products or services; and
  • You, or a family member or loved one, have lived with depression or anxiety; and
  • Your idea is something other than a pharmaceutical or drug innovation.

Guidelines

 

WHAT ARE THE JUDGING CRITERIA?

 

The judging panel will look for evidence in the following categories:

  • Patient Entrepreneur story
  • Degree of innovation
  • Impact on patient needs
  • Feasibility of development and implementation into the marketplace

 

 

About the Sponsors:

Lyfebulb

 

Lyfebulb is a chronic disease-focused, patient empowerment platform that connects patients and industry (manufacturers and payers) to support user-driven innovation. Lyfebulb promotes a healthy, take-charge lifestyle for those affected by chronic disease. Grounded with its strong foundation in diabetes, the company has expanded disease states covered into cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, and depression/anxiety.

 

UnitedHealth Group

 

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) is a diversified health care company dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone. UnitedHealth Group offers a broad spectrum of products and services through two distinct platforms: UnitedHealthcare, which provides health care coverage and benefits services; and Optum, which provides information and technology-enabled health services. For more information, visit UnitedHealth Group at unitedhealthgroup.com or follow @UnitedHealthGrp on Twitter.

 

Timeline
Forum1
Teams26