For two days in Cleveland, from April 25-26, The Medical Capital Innovation Competition brought together 27 teams from across the globe. These IT and healthcare innovators presented to a panel of judges at this inaugural event, produced by local and national stakeholders The Global Center for Health Innovation (GCHI), Cuyahoga County, BioEnterprise, and HIMSS. HIMSS Executive Vice President Carla Smith announced the six winning teams whose innovations may be among future solutions to ensure the right information gets to the right person at the right time to make informed decisions.
1st Place/$50,000: MedRespond, Pittsburgh, PA
2nd Place/$25,000: Rubitection, Pittsburgh, PA
3rd Place/$15,000: Hyr Medical, Cleveland, OH
1st Place/$6,000: NeuroRad Vision, Cleveland, OH
2nd Place/$3,000: HealthTech Solutions, Iowa City, IA
3rd Place/$1,000: EXAID, Pittsburgh, PA
Team MedRespond's Virginia Pribanic accepts a first-place award in the professional division during the Medical Capital Innovation Competition in downtown Cleveland this week. Pictured from left: Carla Smith, executive vice president at HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) based in Chicago; Aram Nerpouni, CEO of Cleveland's BioEnterprise (holding award); MedRespond's Virginia Pribanic and Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish. MedRespond is from Pittsburgh.