Dignity Health and Box Patient Education App Challenge

Submission Deadline

January 10, 2014

Contact

Graeme Ossey

Prizes

  • First Place: A $100,000 convertible note from Social + Capital Partnership, a venture capital firm in the Silicon Valley. One (1) month office space and mentorship and an opportunity to propose the winning solution to Dignity Health’s leadership as a potential pilot project as well as marketing and sales support from Box

Background

When a patient receives a new diagnosis or is told they have to get a surgical procedure, they may immediately feel scared, vulnerable, and dependent on others for information. Often, patients don’t have access to the services and information they need to feel confident about making an informed decision with their family members. Once they make a decision, they don’t always understand how to prep for a surgery or post discharge and home care. They get overwhelmed by the amount of information that gets handed to them in paper format, including pamphlets and handouts on their new diagnosis, lab orders from their doctors, pre-registration and discharge instructions from their hospital, and referrals from hospital case workers. This experience can feel confusing, isolating, and disconnected.

As a result, patients are constantly craving the human side of medicine. They want to be listened to and feel like their concerns and fears have been addressed and validated. They want information that is personalized to their situation, easy to read, in their native language, and vetted by their doctor. Unfortunately, today’s methods of patient education and patient engagement include archaic printed handouts and pamphlets or information printed out directly from a doctors’ Electronic Health Record (EHR) system or patient portal. Hungry for more information, patients search for information online or watch videos on YouTube. They get more scared by the content they consume online and come back with even more questions for their doctor as they have not been given adequate information to begin with.

We don’t just want to disseminate information, we want patients to be able to act on it. We want to use technology to help enrich personal interaction and foster an environment where patients feel listened to and communicated with in a way that is best for them. We believe patients should be informed and educated in a manner that is personalized to their needs (conditions, surgical procedures, medications and language preferences). We believe that timely and personalized information can get pushed to patients in a consumer-friendly way via smart phones apps or desktop computers or by taking advantage of storing information in the cloud. Patients should be reached in waiting rooms as well as in the comfort of their own living rooms.

Description

We are looking for new and exciting technology apps that take advantage of the Box platform to help care teams better educate their patients. We are looking for new teams or startups who are revolutionizing the way doctors and hospitals educate patients. Specific areas of education we are interested in are examples from the outpatient, emergency room, and inpatient workflow areas.

The focus on the challenge is less on the type of content and more on the delivery method of how content is delivered to patients. We recognize that educational content is generally secured through large enterprise and licensing deals, so for the sake of this challenge, we are interested in how patients consume, interact with, and/or assemble follow up questions for a care team once content has been reviewed. We are also interested in how patients and providers can continually dialogue over educational questions and needs.

Timeline

  • Challenge Launch - October 2, 2013
  • Submission Deadline - January 10, 2014
  • Announce Finalists - February 6, 2014
  • Winner Announcement - March 27, 2014

Review Panel

    • Aneesh Chopra
    • Former Chief Technology Officer - U.S. White House, President Barack Obama
    • Ted Maidenberg
    • General Partner - The Social + Capital Partnership
    • Aaron Levie
    • CEO - Box
    • Missy Krasner
    • Strategic Advisor, Healthcare and Life Sciences - Box
    • Joel Bailion
    • Director, Platform - Box
    • Brandon Doyle
    • Manager, Platform - Box
    • Richard Roth
    • Vice President, Strategic Innovation - Dignity Health
    • Davin Lundquist, M.D.
    • Vice President and Chief Medical Information Officer, Physician Integration - Dignity Health
    • Shez Partovi, M.D
    • Chief Medical Information Officer, Arizona Service Area - Dignity Health
    • Milissa Chanice
    • Patient Advocate and Advisor, Mercy Gilbert - Dignity Health

Evaluation Criteria

The rules for applying include:

  • You have either bootstrapped your solution or raised no more than $1.5M in Angel or institutional funding to be eligible to apply.
    • Candidates may enter either alone or as part of a team or company. Teams must include no less than two (2) people and each team member must be clearly identified on the team's Official Entry Form to be eligible.
    • Practicing physicians and Employees of Sponsor, Administrator, each of their affiliates, and/or any other individual or entity associated with the development, judging, or administration of the Challenge as well as members of such persons' immediate families (spouses, children, siblings, parents), and persons living in the same household as such persons, whether or not related, are not eligible to participate in the Challenge.
  • Mobile and tablet first as well as cross platform (iOS and Android) submissions are preferred but not exclusively required.
  • Candidates will be required to use Box backend services as part of this challenge.
    • Box will set up all applicants with an Enterprise/Business accounts
    • Box offers an array of development tools, including SDKs, a pre-built framework such as Box Embed and fully Restful APIs, all of which can be found here http://developers.box.com/ or the Box SDK at https://github.com/box
    • Box Embed allows you to drop an iFrame into your app and get Box’s file management services in your native system. Files still sit on Box’s server.
    • Box’s SDK and APIs give an app programming access to Box and allow copies of files to be stored in both the native app and Box.
  • You may also use some of Box's Platform partner APIs to increase the functionality of your submission. The following Box partners are making their API's available for this challenge as well:
    • TokBox - http://tokbox.com/opento TokBox provides simple mobile SDK and web API that lets you build live video streaming web or mobile apps. By using OpenTok API by TokBox, you can easily build live talkshows, video chatting, remote controlled robots, etc. without configuring a streaming server or implementing real time video encoding/decoding
    • Firebase - https://www.firebase.com/docs/ - Lets you create fully interactive apps with just front end code
    • Parse - https://www.parse.com/docs/index - A technology stack that powers and app’s back end.
    • Twilio - https://www.twilio.com/docs/api Twilio is powering the future of communications software by enabling voice, VoIP, and messaging to be easily embedded into applications whether existing or built ground up on Twilio.
  • Having functionality around sharing content is preferred but not exclusively required. Candidates may use the Box APIs for seamless account provisioning for sharing. (Use case - A doctor is able to create a Box account for a patient an invite them to preview personalized content via an email invite without having to have the patient sign up for a Box account).
  • Having functionality around annotating and note taking is preferred but not exclusively required. (Use Case- A doctor shares a PDF with a patient in a personal Box folder and the patient can highlight and put notes on the PDF while reviewing it).
  • Having functionality around annotating and note taking is preferred but not exclusively required. (Use Case- A doctor shares a PDF with a patient and the patient can highlight and put notes on the PDF while reviewing it).
  • Be able to do collect remarks on the content or store comments or questions in a notes section for a doctor follow up visit.
  • Having the functionality to be able to communicate securely with a doctor or your personal care network (family, multiple doctors, physical therapists) is preferred but not exclusively required.
  • Having functionality around analytics and reporting (e.g. how many times did a patient open up a piece of content). Applicants may use Box APIs on the reporting console.
  • Having functionality around the ability to “Like” content (both patients and/or providers).

Judging criteria:

  • The applicant’s ability to address challenge needs
  • The team’s innovative approach to the problem around patient education as it is currently laid out
  • The ability to integrate with the Box backend services (SDKs, Box Embed, Restful APIs) or other cloud services
  • Whether the solution can be used in a mobile environment now or in the future
  • Whether the solution can be used across mobile platforms (iOs and Android) now or in the future
  • Whether the solution can address potential HIPAA needs with the help of Dignity Health and Box
  • Whether the solution addresses extra features such content sharing, annotating on content, note taking and secure messaging as well as being able to“like” content. None of this functionality is required but is scored higher if addressed or included.

Five (5) finalists will be selected on the first round of pre-judging out of the total pool of candidates. All five (5) finalists will be asked to show a mock demo of their product/solution during the second screening by the judges. The winner will go on to propose the Minimally Viable product or solution to Dignity Health’s leadership as a potential pilot project.

Submission Requirements

Each team will be asked to fill out a pre-registration form and then will be sent a full registration application.

  • Fill out Pre-Registration Form
  • When contacted, fill out Full Application Form
    • Attach either a demo of your product in power point (5-10 slides) or via video (inside application below)
    • Include a 500 word description of your product (inside application below)
    • Include a 500 word description how you are innovating around patient engagement and education (inside application below)

Media Collateral

Informational Webinar Recording

Informational Webinar Slides

Dignity Health Health Hello HumanKindness Video

Terms & Conditions

OFFICIAL RULES

THE DIGNITY HEALTH AND BOX HEALTH APP CHALLENGE (the "Challenge")

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

SPONSOR:The main sponsors of this Challenge are DIGNITY HEALTH, 185 BERRY STREET, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 94107 AND BOX, 440 El Camino Real, Los Altos, CA 94022 ("Sponsors").

ADMINISTRATOR: The administrator of the Challenge is Health 2.0, LLC, 350 Townsend Street, San
Francisco, CA 94107 ("Administrator")

CHALLENGE DESCRIPTION: The Challenge begins at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time on October 2, 2013 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on January 10, 2014 ("Challenge Period"). Entry into the Challenge does not constitute entry into any other challenge or promotion, including, without limitation, other similar challenges or promotions offered by Sponsor and/or Administrator. By participating in the Challenge, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, Administrator, and/or the individual judges, which shall be final and binding in all respects.

ELIGIBILITY: The Challenge is open only to (a) companies that have been incorporated in and maintain a primary place of business in the United States of America and (b) individuals (whether participating alone or as part of a team) who are citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. and are 18 years old or older as of their time of entry. U.S. Federal entities or U.S. Federal employees acting within the scope of their employment are not eligible to participate in the Challenge. Employees of Sponsor, Administrator, each of their affiliates, and/or any other individual or entity associated with the development, judging, or administration of the Challenge as well as members of such persons' immediate families (spouses, children, siblings, parents), and persons living in the same household as such persons, whether or not related, are not eligible to participate in the Challenge. Practicing physicians and/or nurses or clinical workers who are affiliated with Dignity Health can apply and be a part of the candidate team but cannot be the team leader.

HOW TO ENTER: To enter go to the website located at www.health2challenge.org (the "Challenge Website"). You may enter either alone or as part of a team. Teams must include no less than two (2) people and each team member must be clearly identified on the team's Official Entry Form to be eligible. Each Submission that is entered into the Challenge must meet the following "Submission Requirements" (any Submission that, in Sponsor's sole discretion, violates the following criteria will be disqualified): In phase I you must complete a Pre-Registration Form and an Official Final Submission Form and submit a 500 word description of your proposed solution and demo of your idea or product via a slide deck or a video (hosted on YouTube or Vimeo, or other video sharing site). Only the five (5) semi-finalists will be selected to move into phase II of the contest and will meet with Dignity Health and Box teams for more instructions. Once a submission is made, a team is prohibited from making any changes or alterations to the product described in its submission until the evaluation of the entries is completed.

Submissions must be received during the Challenge Period to be eligible. Administrator is the official timekeeper for the Challenge. No substitutions of new versions of Submissions will be accepted under any circumstances once the original Submission is submitted for consideration. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the individual or team who actually submitted the entry cannot be resolved to Sponsor's and/or Administrator's satisfaction, the affected entry will be deemed ineligible. Except as otherwise stated in these Official Rules, personal information collected in connection with the Challenge will be used by Sponsor in accordance with Sponsor’s privacy policy and by Administrator in accordance with Administrator's privacy policy available on the Website and with any additional consent given by an entrant at the time of entry. All entry information and materials, including any copy of the Submission submitted to Sponsor, become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Proof of submission is not considered proof of delivery to or receipt of such entry. Furthermore, Sponsor and Administrator shall have no liability for any Submission that is lost, intercepted, or not received by Sponsor and/or Administrator. Sponsor and Administrator assume no liability or responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, theft, or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Submissions.

REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES/INDEMNIFICATION: By participating in the Challenge, each entrant represents, warrants, and covenants as follows: (a) entrant is the sole author, creator, and owner of the Submission; (b) the Submission is not the subject of any actual or threatened litigation or claim; (c) the Submission does not and will not violate or infringe upon the intellectual property rights, privacy rights, publicity rights, or other legal rights of any third party; (d) the Submission does not and will not contain any harmful computer code (sometimes referred to as "malware," "viruses" or "worms"); and (e) the Submission, and entrants use of the Submission, does not and will not violate any applicable laws or regulations, including, without limitation, applicable export control laws and regulations of the U.S. and other jurisdictions. If the Submission includes any third party works (such as third party content or open source code), entrant must be able to provide, upon Sponsor and/or Administrator's request, all appropriate licenses and releases for such third party works. In the event entrant cannot provide all required licenses and releases, Sponsor reserves the right, in Sponsor's sole discretion, to disqualify the applicable Submission, or seek to secure the licenses and releases for Sponsor's benefit and allow the applicable Submission to remain in the Challenge. Entrants will indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Sponsor and Administrator from and against all third party claims, actions, or proceedings of any kind and from any and all damages, liabilities, costs, and expenses relating to or arising from entrant's Submission or any breach or alleged breach of any of the representations, warranties, and covenants of entrant hereunder. Sponsor and/or Administrator reserves the right to disqualify any Submission that Sponsor and/or Administrator, in its sole discretion, deems to violate these Official Rules.

SUBMISSION LICENSE: EACH ENTRANT RETAINS TITLE AND FULL OWNERSHIP IN AND TO THEIR SUBMISSION. ENTRANT EXPRESSLY RESERVES ALL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS NOT EXPRESSLY GRANTED UNDER THIS AGREEMENT. By participating in the Challenge, each entrant hereby irrevocably grants to Sponsor and Administrator a limited, non-exclusive, royalty free, worldwide, license and right to use the Submission to the extent necessary to administer the Challenge, and to publicly perform and publicly display the Submission, including, without limitation, for advertising and promotional purposes relating to the Challenge.

PUBLICITY RELEASE: By participating in the Challenge, in addition to any other grants granted herein or which may be granted in any other agreement entered into between Sponsor and/or Administrator, on the one hand, and any entrant in the Challenge, on the other hand, each entrant hereby irrevocably (a) grants to Sponsor and Administrator the right to use such entrant's name, likeness, image, and biographical information in any and all media for any purpose, including, without limitation, advertising and promotional purposes relating to the Challenge and (b) releases Sponsor and Administrator from any liability with respect thereto.

WINNER SELECTION/EVALUATION CRITERIA: A review panel will select winning submissions from among all eligible entries based on the following evaluation criteria:

Key evaluation for judging will include:

  • The applicant’s ability to address challenge needs
  • The team’s innovative approach to the problem around patient education as it is currently laid out
  • The ability to integrate with the Box backend services (SDKs, Box Embed, Restful APIs) or other cloud services
  • Whether the solution can be used in a mobile environment now or in the future
  • Whether the solution can be used across mobile platforms (iOs and Android) now or in the future
  • Whether the solution can address potential HIPAA needs with the help of Dignity Health and Box
  • Whether the solution addresses extra features such content sharing, annotating on content, note taking and secure messaging as well as being able to“like” content. None of this functionality is required but is scored higher if addressed or included.

The evaluation criteria are to be applied in the sole discretion of the Sponsors and the individual reviewers. By
participating in the Challenge, each entrant into the Challenge acknowledges and agrees that such evaluations may differ from person to person and agrees to be bound by and not challenge the final decisions of the Sponsors and the individual reviewers.

NOTICE TO WINNERS: Attempts to notify potential winners will be made using the contact information provided on the winner's Official Entry Form. The Sponsors and the Administrator are not responsible for e-mail or other communication problems of any kind. If, despite reasonable efforts, a potential winner does not respond within five (5) days of the first notification attempt (or a shorter time as exigencies may require), or if the prize or prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to such potential winner, such potential winner will forfeit his or her prize and an alternate winner may be selected. If any potential prize winner is found to be ineligible, or if he or she has not complied with these Official Rules or declines the applicable prize for any reason prior to award, such potential prize winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected. The Sponsors may successively attempt to contact up to two (2) potential prize winners in accordance with such procedure, and if there is still no confirmed prize winner after such attempts have been made, if any, the applicable prize may go unawarded.

ANTICIPATED NUMBER OF ENTRANTS: Many will enter, 5 submissions will be selected as semi-finalists for the Challenge and one winner will be chosen as the contest finalist. Actual odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. The Sponsors and the Administrator cannot accurately predict the number of entrants who will participate in the Challenge.

PRIZES: A total prize purse of $100,000 will be awarded in the form of a convertible note from The Social + Capital Partnership to the first place team. In addition, the winning team will receive office space and mentorship for 1 month at The Social + Capital Partnership offices and the opportunity to propose their product or solution to Dignity Health’s leadership as a potential pilot project. Dignity Health retains full, uninhibited, unimpaired discretion to consider the proposal and by considering the proposal confers no rights upon the winning entrant. Box will offer the winner a host of sales and marketing support including, but not limited to: a free Enterprise Account and tech support; marketing support in the form of a possible Box case study, a feature on the Box One Cloud platform, a feature in the Box marketing newsletter, a corporate blog write up, and a feature in Box Press Release, a well as a possible speaking role in a Box World Tour event.

GENERAL PRIZE CONDITIONS: The potential winner may be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and (where imposing such condition is legal) a Publicity Release (collectively "Prize Claim Documents). If a winner fails or refuses to sign and return all Prize Claim Documents within five (5) days of Sponsor's and/or Administrator's request (or a shorter time as exigencies may require), the winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected. Additionally, each Sponsor may at its own discretion undertake a review to confirm the winning Submission does not infringe upon the intellectual property rights, privacy rights, publicity rights, or other legal rights of any third party; if this review fails to satisfy a Sponsor that there is no infringement of the intellectual property rights, privacy rights, publicity rights, or other legal rights of any third party, the winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected. No more than the advertised number of prizes will be awarded. Prizes will be delivered only to an address in the U.S. No cash alternative or substitution or transfer of prizes will be allowed, except Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute prizes of comparable value, in whole or in part, for any reason. THE WINNER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR REPORTING AND PAYING ANY INCOME TAXES OR OTHER TAXES THAT MAY APPLY TO ACCEPTING A PRIZE; SPONSOR AND ADMINISTRATOR ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR AND WILL NOT PAY ANY SUCH TAXES.

DATES/DEADLINES: Because of the unique nature and scope of the Challenge, the Sponsors and the Administrator reserve the right, in addition to those other rights reserved herein, to modify any dates or deadlines set forth in these Official Rules or otherwise governing the Challenge.

GENERAL LIABILITY RELEASE/FORCE MAJEURE: Each entrant agrees that the Sponsors and the Administrator (a) shall not be responsible or liable for any losses, damages, or injuries of any kind (including death) resulting from participation in the Challenge or any Challenge-related activity, or from entrants' acceptance, receipt, possession, use, or misuse of any prize, and (b) have not made any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any prize, including, without limitation, regarding such prize's merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Entrants will indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Sponsors and the Administrator from and against all third party claims, actions, or proceedings of any kind and from any and all damages, liabilities, costs, and expenses relating to or arising from entrant's participation in the Challenge. The Sponsors and the Administrator assumes no responsibility for any damage to an entrant's computer system which is occasioned by accessing the Website or other Challenge-related websites or participating in the Challenge, or for any computer system, phone line, hardware, software, or program malfunctions, or other errors, failures, delayed computer transmissions, or network connections that are human or technical in nature. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Sponsors and the Administrator are not responsible for incomplete, illegible, misdirected, misprinted, late, lost, postage-due, damaged, or stolen entries or prize notifications; or for lost, interrupted, inaccessible, or unavailable networks, servers, satellites, Internet Service Providers, websites, or other connections; or for miscommunications, failed, jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected computer, telephone, cable transmissions or other communications; or for any technical malfunctions, failures, difficulties, or other errors of any kind or nature; or for the incorrect or inaccurate capture of information, or the failure to capture any information. The Sponsors and the Administrator each reserve the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Challenge or Website or other Challenge-related websites, to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Challenge, or to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person, and the Sponsors and the Administrator each reserve the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. In the event an insufficient number of eligible entries are received or the Sponsors and/or the Administrator is prevented from awarding the prize or continuing with the Challenge as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, including, without limitation, fire, flood, natural or man-made epidemic, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war (declared or undeclared) or any federal state or local government law, order, or regulation, public health crisis, order of any court or jurisdiction, or other cause not reasonably within Sponsors' control ("Force Majeure"), the Sponsors and/or the Administrator shall have the right to modify, suspend, or terminate the Challenge. If the Challenge is terminated for Force Majeure before expiration of the Challenge Period, the Sponsors and/or the Administrator will (if reasonably possible) select a winner from all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the date of the event giving rise to the termination. These Official Rules cannot be modified or amended in any way except in a written document issued in accordance with the law by a duly authorized representative of both the Sponsors and the Administrator. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.

GOVERNING LAW/JURISDICTION: ALL ISSUES AND QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE CONSTRUCTION, VALIDITY, INTERPRETATION, AND ENFORCEABILITY OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES OR THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF ENTRANTS, SPONSOR AND/OR ADMINISTRATOR IN CONNECTION WITH THE CHALLENGE SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO ANY CHOICE OF LAW OR CONFLICT OF LAWS RULES OR PROVISIONS. ANY LEGAL CLAIMS ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO THE CHALLENGE OR THESE OFFICIAL RULES MUST BE BROUGHT IN THE FEDERAL OR STATE COURTS LOCATED IN SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA.

WINNERS LIST/OFFICIAL RULES: To obtain any legally-required winners list (after the conclusion of the Challenge) or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed envelope with the proper postage affixed to: Health 2.0, LLC, Attn: Health 2.0 Developer Challenges, 350 Townsend Street, San Francisco, CA 94107. Please specify "winners list" or "Official Rules" and the name of the specific Challenge in your request.