CHALLENGE – Supporting Diabetic & Heart Disease Patients to Stay on their Care Plans

The Merck | Heritage Provider Network Innovation Challenge calls on entrepreneurs, data scientists, designers, healthcare providers, and big thinkers to create the products or services that will support patients with diabetes and/or heart disease in adhering to their care plans. For people living with these chronic diseases, a care plan maps out critical recommendations around healthy behaviors, medication management, and nutrition. At the same time, the care plan can feel like a daunting regime with unattainable goals. Submitted concepts should focus on human-centric opportunities to achieve health and wellness, draw on rich data sets to understand real-life behaviors of patients, and leverage the patient ecosystem to create novel methods for personalized support. Awards: The prize purse totals: $240,000. Related: Check out NCPIE’s Adherence Action Agenda