Now accepting your 'Bright Ideas for Health'

We are proud to introduce a new initiative from the Center for Innovation to help us develop ideas to improve our patient care. “Bright Ideas for Health” is an online platform where you can submit ideas and rate the ideas of others. Submit your ideas (and rate the ideas of others) through March 29.

Submit those ideas!

Register and submit your ideas here.

After just two days of running the program we have already more than 120 users, 38 ideas, 72 votes and more than  400 visits! It’s great to see such a high rate of participation in such a short time. We are impressed with the originality and quality of the ideas submitted so far.

In addition to the ideas you submit, don’t forget to collaborate and rate the ideas you would like to see implemented! Let’s keep up the great effort in improving patient care.

If you haven’t already started, here is how you can help:

  • Go to this website to register!
  • To make this program a success, we need your ideas and feedback on the following question: “In what ways can we better meet the needs of our patients?”

You have until March 29 to submit your ideas and participate in the virtual discussion of all ideas submitted. No ideas? No problem! You can view all ideas submitted and rate them (1 to 5 stars) and comment on them.

At the close of the challenge on March 29, the most highly-rated ideas will be evaluated by a panel of internal experts to determine the winning ideas. The co-workers who submit the winning ideas will earn a $25 Visa gift certificate and be invited to present their idea to members of our Innovation Council and leadership team.

By submitting your ideas, you help us identify where we can we improve, what we can change, and new things we can implement to improve patient care. You also have a chance to provide feedback on ideas presented by others. So submit your ideas, read what others send in, and cast your vote for the very best ideas. There are no right or wrong answers, so start thinking about what you want to share with us!

Anyone who participates by sharing an idea, rating an idea or commenting will be included in random drawings for $10 Visa gift certificates.

If you have any questions, please e-mail innovatehealthcare@med.unc.edu.

Note: Rex employees are welcome to participate but please be aware that Rex has a similar initiative called “Fresh Ideas.”

About “Bright Ideas for Health”

The “Bright Ideas for Health” initiative is sponsored by the UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine Center for Innovation. The Center for Innovation is a resource center that promotes the development of patient-centered innovations designed to address the current challenges facing our nation’s health care delivery system related to cost efficiency, quality of care, innovative health care delivery, and alignment of incentives among industry participants.