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The Primary Care Innovation Challenge (#PCC14): One Week To Go

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The American healthcare system is in a state of disarray. As we acknowledge this, the system has started to change more than ever before. Innovative ideas are now at the forefront of the medical conversation – new technologies, direct primary care strategies, concierge care, patient-centered medical homes, home visits, telemedicine, group diabetic educational sessions, and new ways of following-up with patients are popping up at small and large organizations all over the county.

More than ever, we need to collaborate and share these ideas if we’re going to fix the state of healthcare. For this reason, we’ve brought together some of the brightest judges and organizations in primary care to host The 2014 Primary Care Innovation Challenge (#PCC14)!

The organizations running this event are committed to finding and empowering innovative solutions. Our partners include the following: The American College of Physicians, The American Resident Project, the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care, Medstro.com, in-Training.org, Costs of Care, the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, Primary Care Progress, the Connecticut Institute for Primary Care Innovation, and the Mississippi, Rhode Island, and Maryland Academy of Family Physicians.

In just four short weeks, we’ve already received 18 amazing submissions from across the country and had truly engaging conversations about them. There is only one more week left to submit.

Are you a medical student or physician? Add your voice to the conversation by voting or commenting on the innovations! Half of the votes are crowd-sourced from you.


The top 5 finalists will be flown to Boston for a live Pitch-Off on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 6pm at Harvard Medical School. Join us for an exciting night of Primary Care Innovation from around the country. Rumor has it that The Health Care Blog is sending an Editor to cover the event, too. Tickets are free, but seats are limited. Reserve yours now!

Jennifer M. Joe, MD

Jennifer M. Joe, MD

    My passion is healthcare optimization, whether that is with innovation, making scientific discoveries, or improving delivery. I love bringing people and ideas together and making projects work. With this, medicine exists to improve lives, and I will strive to always help patients and those around me.

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