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Awards + Judges: Future of the Hospital
Happy New Year Hospital Futurists! We hope you all had safe and happy holidays (without any trips to the hospital!) Gameplay starts in less than a week! We are very excited to announce an incredible group of judges: Dr. Eric Howell, Dr. Hal Luft, Kristi Miller Durazo, Tim Rawson, Dr. Jason Stein, and Wil Yu.
If you want to get a head start on the competition, start honing your expertise and you could win one of these awesome awards. Which one will you be?
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Care Delivery Revolutionist:
Most creative idea for reinventing care delivery will be awarded by Jason Stein.
Patient Advocate Warrior:
Most creative idea for reinventing patient experience will be awarded by Tim Rawson.
Most creative idea for using mobile technologies in and out of hospitals will be awarded by Wil Yu.
Community Health Catalyst:
Most creative idea for reinventing emergency departments and population health management will be awarded by Kristi Miller Durazo.
Most creative idea for reinventing work and responsibilities for hospital employees will be awarded by Eric Howell.
Quality and Cost Czar:
Most creative idea for improving the delivery of cost-effective, high-quality care will be awarded by Harold Luft.
Here are your three pre-game challenges
Join the conversation @FutureHospitals ... it will earn you some points towards one of those awesome awards.
What is the Future of the Hospital?
For over 100 years, the hospital has been the core of our healthcare system, and a pillar of every community—the central hub where people enter and leave this world, and where scientific discoveries become life saving procedures.
But in the last couple decades, technological, social and economic forces have chipped away at this model. As these trends continue—making traditional clinical environments punishingly expensive to run, and increasingly less necessary for many healthcare needs – the future of the community hospital is uncertain.
This is the premise of our new Foresight Engine game on the Future of the Hospital—a 24-hour collaborative forecasting game playing from 12pm EST (9am PST) January 8 to 12pm EST (9am PST) on January 9, 2013!