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:
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?
How might we better support baby shortly after birth, by ensuring access to key nutritional supplements, safe sleep and stable support structures and environments?
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.
When addressing maternal health’s relation to infant mortality Parkview is seeking solutions focused on but not limited to:
When addressing infant health, Parkview is seeking solutions focused on but not limited to:
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.
Feb 4 - Apr 10, 2020
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.
This competition is open to existing startups, students, as well as anyone with an innovative idea for a product, solution or service that ﬁts within the competition scope. All applications will be considered.
Apply with a detailed description of your proposed solution.
5-7 teams will be selected.
The 5-7 semi-finalist teams will present their solutions to the Parkview 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.
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.
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.
© 2020 MATTER and Parkview Health Innovation.