Innovation pilot awards available

The Center for Innovation of the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Health Care has announced its $50,000 Innovation Pilot Awards for 2015.

School of Medicine and UNC Health Care employees from all affiliates are eligible to apply. Applications are due Jan 14th, 2015 and as many as four awards of up to $50,000 each will be announced in early March.

The Center is interested in proposals within the UNC Health Care System across a broad spectrum of interest areas, including: 

  • Innovative care delivery models and pathways (e.g., population health management, coordination of care, integration of care, novel patient engagement approaches);
  • New technology deployments and new applications for existing technologies (e.g., applications, mobile apps, devices, decision support);
  • Advanced analytics (e.g., clinical risk assessment, event prediction and detection, health outcomes analysis);
  • Business model innovations (e.g., financial incentives, new reimbursement models, changes to cost structure); 
  • Alternative staffing and new workforce development

Health care delivery innovation, quality/cost improvement projects and translational research projects are all encouraged. Translational research may include studies of post-lab, human-ready, actionable scientific discoveries; pre-clinical translational studies; and comparative effectiveness research.

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