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Team Care Challenge Finalists Announced

After three months of online competition on Medstro, the social network for physicians, the five finalists of The Team Care Challenge have been selected. Sponsored by the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) and The American Resident Project, The Team Care Challenge invited clinicians and clinicians-in-training from across the country to submit their ideas for promoting team care to improve patient outcomes and lower cost. Altogether 22 submissions were posted to the competition website, and the finalists were chosen by a combination of official judge scoring and crowd voting.

The five finalists will compete in a live pitch-off event November 13 in Washington D.C.

Each will have three minutes to present his/her idea to a panel of judges including Hala Durrah, speaker and patient family centered care advocate/consultant, Edwin Webb, associate executive director at the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and Julie Schilz, vice president of care delivery transformation at Anthem. The pitch-off concludes PCPCC’s annual fall conference, held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in D.C.

The grand prize winner–chosen by the judges–will receive free registration to PCPCC’s 2016 Annual Fall Conference, a $950 value.

The finalists are:

Family Medicine Residency at UPMC St. Margaret
Clinical pharmacist at Mayo Clinic
Co-Founder at Checkup
Assistant Professor (Clinical) at Wayne State University
Chief Medical Officer at the San Francisco Department of Public Health

Congratulations to all the finalists and stay tuned for more coverage as the competition concludes!

This post was edited on 20 November 2015. Nisarg Patel was disqualified from the pitch-off and replaced by Trish Klatt. 

Paula Sokolska

Paula Sokolska

    Paula is a freelance science writer and strategic communications associate at Health Leads. Formerly a managing editor at MedTech Boston, she has a B.S. in Journalism from Boston University and has worked with the New England Center for Investigative Reporting, Boston Globe, Social Documentary Network, BU Today and several nonprofit organizations. She can be reached at paula.sokolska@gmail.com.

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