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Healthcare Quality Innovation Challenge



2018 WINNER

University of California, San Francisco
Improving Utilization of Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES) Via Controlled Medication Electronic Transfer (CoMET)" a One-Click Access from Electronic Health Record Systems


WHAT IS THE PQA HEALTHCARE QUALITY INNOVATION CHALLENGE?
  • A team-based student competition designed to promote student engagement in leveraging technology to create realistic solutions that improve healthcare quality measurement
  • Teams will be provided 3 prompts and will choose 1 to respond to with a business summary (no more than 12 pages).
  • The top 3 teams will pitch their solution during the PQA Annual Meeting in May 2018. 


WHY SHOULD I PARTICIPATE?

  • Recognition and awards
  • Showcase innovative and creative ideas that leverage technology
  • Use business and entrepreneurial skills
  • Collaborate with other students
  • Expand your knowledge of healthcare quality and quality measurement
  • Various networking opportunities for finalists


COMPETITION DETAILS
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Competition Timeline

  • Applications must be submitted electronically through the application link (closed until Fall 2018), including a PDF upload of the business summary, by (2019 date to be announced).
  • The three teams selected as finalists will be notified by April 2019.
  • Final presentation materials will be due via email on (2019 date to be announced).
  • The final competition will take place during the PQA Annual Meeting in May 2019.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Teams must be from PQA member institutions.
  • Teams must be composed of at least 2 and no more than 4 students total. Teams must have at least 1 pharmacy student. Teams may consider an interprofessional approach (e.g., medical, business, engineering, computer science), but this is not required.
  • Eligible students must be enrolled full-time or part-time in a degree-seeking program.
  • Each team must have 1 team advisor from their University/College or from a PQA member organization.
  • If selected as finalists, at least 2 team members must be able to attend the PQA Annual Meeting in May to present.



 
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