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Global Call for Breakthrough Ideas to Improve Healthcare Access, Delivery, and Outcomes

2016 HITLAB World Cup® offers innovators chance at start-up money, industry connections

NEW YORK, Oct. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Beginning today, innovators and entrepreneurs with novel solutions to healthcare challenges can enter the 2016 HITLAB World Cup® for a chance to win part of $12,000 in prize money and key visibility with thought leaders.

"The HITLAB World Cup is a powerful opportunity to forge real change in healthcare internationally," said Nishita Rai, PhD, executive director of HITLAB®, organizer of the annual event. "For years now, we've been amazed and heartened by the incredible inventions that have emerged from this competition—inventions that have since transformed healthcare for hundreds of thousands in diverse circumstances."

Rai added, "We're thrilled to partner with Medidata, a New York-based technology company, transforming drug development with its cutting-edge cloud solutions and data analytics. Medidata's sponsorship of the 2016 HITLAB World Cup will greatly advance urgently needed healthcare innovations." 

Glen de Vries, Medidata's president and co-founder, whose vision and expertise have driven the development of the company's powerful solutions, said: "We're excited to support the 2016 HITLAB World Cup because its mission closely aligns with our own – powering smarter treatments and healthier people. This is a time of tremendous opportunity for those of us at the intersection of medicine, science and technology, and the HITLAB competition provides a great forum for innovators to share ideas that have the potential to solve critical healthcare challenges, improve people's quality of life and bring hope to patients all over the world."

Innovators worldwide are invited to submit original technology based concepts to improve healthcare access, delivery, and outcomes. HITLAB will accept entries through November 11, 2016.

Experts will select the most promising submissions. Finalists will present prototypes at the 2016 HITLAB Innovators Summit®: New York, November 29-December 1, 2016 in New York City.

The Summit will feature talks, panels, and networking opportunities.

For details and to enter, visit www.hitlabsummit.com.  Sponsorship opportunities are available.

ABOUT HITLAB®

HITLAB® is a healthcare innovation lab that helps leading organizations ideate, create, evaluate, and diffuse technology-based solutions to improve the quality and accessibility of healthcare worldwide.

Our scientific, multidisciplinary approach allows us to effectively investigate digital health research questions, providing stakeholders from all sectors of the global healthcare system with meaningful ideas and products, as well as an evidence base across numerous therapeutic and geographic areas.

HITLAB is committed to accelerating the diffusion of digital health impact through education across communities and continents. To learn about our latest activities, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and visit www.hitlab.org.   

ABOUT the HITLAB Innovators Summit® and HITLAB World Cup®

The HITLAB Innovators Summit® brings together leaders in public health, medicine, technology, and design to discuss health issues and solutions in a three-day live event. The Summit offers a series of carefully curated talks, panels, and collaboration opportunities to engage the most creative minds in health and technology. The 2016 event will focus on "Opportunities and Obstacles in Digital Health Diffusion."

The HITLAB Innovators Summit culminates in the HITLAB World Cup®, an international challenge of unparalleled diversity where innovators present original solutions to pressing global healthcare challenges. www.hitlabsummit.com

ABOUT Medidata

Medidata is reinventing global drug development by creating the industry's leading cloud-based solutions for clinical research. Through our advanced applications and intelligent data analytics, Medidata helps advance the scientific goals of life sciences customers worldwide, including more than 700 global pharmaceutical companies, innovative biotech, diagnostic and device firms, leading academic medical centers, and contract research organizations.

The Medidata Clinical Cloud® brings a new level of quality and efficiency to clinical trials that empower our customers to make more informed decisions earlier and faster. Our unparalleled clinical trial data assets provide deep insights that pave the way for future growth. The Medidata Clinical Cloud is the primary technology solution powering clinical trials for 17 of the world's top 25 global pharmaceutical companies, from study design and planning through execution, management and reporting.

Media Contact:

Lauren Alviti McGlade
HITLAB
+1 (212) 543-0100
[email protected]

 

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