Joy of Medicine Final Pitch-Off to be Held at MATTER Chicago on June 8

MATTER photoThe Joy of Medicine Challenge, which calls for physicians and medical students to submit ideas on how to improve physician job satisfaction, lower cost and improve patient outcomes, will hold a live “final pitch-off” event on June 8 at MATTER Chicago, contest sponsor Geneia announced late last week. The three top-voted submissions to the online challenge will be invited to Chicago pitch their ideas to a live panel of judges and an audience of their peers. The online competition is still accepting submissions until April 29. Click here to submit your idea!

The three finalists will each win a cash prize of $1000 in addition to being invited to the final pitch-off event. The winner of the pitch-off will receive a further $5000 in consulting services from Geneia to help them turn their idea into reality.

“Much of healthcare comes down to the interaction between clinicians and patients, and new technologies are being developed every day that have implications on how that communication happens,” said Steven Collens, MATTER CEO. “We are looking forward to hosting the Joy of Medicine pitch off that will showcase new technology solutions that improve care and outcomes.”

“It’s rare that physicians are asked how they would fix medicine,” said Jennifer M. Joe, MD founder of Medstro, the social network for physicians and medical students that is organizing the event. “We’re looking forward to physicians and medical students from around the country submitting ideas that can really make a difference in the lives of patients and clinicians.”

Tickets to the event are free, but supplies are limited. Medstro events always sell out, so reserve your tickets now at Eventbrite!

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