Now Viewing: Pioneer Pitch Day

Meet the Pitch Day Judges

Oct 9, 2013, 8:00 AM, Posted by Pioneer Blog Team

Pitch Day Social Image

With the first-ever Pioneer Pitch Day (#pioneerpitch) around the corner, we wanted to take a minute to put the spotlight on our incredible line-up of guest judges, who will be joining RWJF staff to evaluate finalists’ presentations. We asked them to tell us why they decided to participate in Pitch Day – and we asked them to keep their answers to approximately the length of a tweet (140 characters). Here are some of their responses:

View full post

Introducing the Pitch Day Finalists: Creating a Social Epidemic of Safety

Oct 8, 2013, 8:00 AM, Posted by Pioneer Blog Team

MedStar Health

Safety is contagious, says the team at MedStar Health. Their vision calls for leveraging existing social networks within health care to create a social epidemic of safety. They were one of eight finalists invited to pitch us their ideas live and in person at the first-ever Pioneer Pitch Day. MedStar Health was one of the three presenters invited to submit a full proposal for potential funding. Read the team's 1,000-character proposal below, and join the discussion on Twitter at #pioneerpitch.

The MedStar Health team that will be presenting at Pitch Day includes Sarah Henrickson Parker, PhD, Allan Fong, MS, and Raj Ratwani, PhD. You can follow MedStar Health on Twitter at  @Mi2innovation.

View full post

Introducing the Pitch Day Finalists: The Human Genome + the Human Exposome = Your Health

Oct 7, 2013, 8:00 AM, Posted by Pioneer Blog Team

Elise Miller Elise Miller, director of the Collaborative on Health and the Environment

What if we could map the environmental exposures that affected someone’s health, starting from the moment of conception? And what if we could use that information to radically transform our ability to prevent disease? That’s the highly simplified version of the idea that a team helmed by Elise Miller. She was invited to present her idea live and in person at the first-ever Pioneer Pitch Day, along with seven other finalists. Read Miller’s 1,000-character proposal below, and join the discussion on Twitter at #pioneerpitch.

Elise Miller is the director of the Collaborative on Health and the Environment, which you can connect with on Twitter at @che_for_science and on Facebook. The other members of her pitch team include Frederica Perera, PhD, and Maida Galvez, MD, MPH.

View full post

Introducing the Pitch Day Finalists: MD 360

Oct 4, 2013, 9:00 AM, Posted by Pioneer Blog Team

Tara Bishop Tara Bishop, MD, MPH

Tara Bishop, MD, MPH, wants to offer 360-degree reviews of doctors and other healthcare providers that incorporate objective measures of quality as well as peer and patient ratings. She was one of eight finalists we invited to pitch us their ideas live and in person at the first-ever Pioneer Pitch Day. Read Dr. Bishop's 1,000-character proposal below, and join the discussion on Twitter at #pioneerpitch.

Dr. Bishop is a practicing physician as well as the director of quality improvement operations for the Department of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. You can connect with her on Twitter at @tarabishopmd.

View full post

Introducing the Pitch Day Finalists: Rapid Evaluation of Apps

Oct 3, 2013, 8:00 AM, Posted by Pioneer Blog Team

Bianca Frogner Bianca Frogner, health economist and assistant professor at George Washington University

Bianca Frogner, PhD, has a vision for a rigorous evaluation system that allows patients and providers to separate the wheat from the chaff when it comes to the over 40,000 medical and health apps on the market. She was one of eight finalists we invited to pitch ideas live and in person at the first-ever Pioneer Pitch Day. Read Dr. Frogner's 1,000-character proposal below and join the discussion on Twitter at #pioneerpitch.

Dr. Frogner is a health economist and an assistant professor at George Washington University's School of Public Health and Health Services. You can connect with her on Twitter at @biancafrogner.

View full post