Innovation Challenge

Medstro®s online challenge platform provides your organization with the opportunity to demonstrate a commitment to supporting innovation. Past Medstro challenges have included big data analysis, wearable devices, digital health, internet of things, and many other topics that address improving patient care through innovation. Challenges can be external or internal facing; you can use crowd-sourced voting, judge voting, or a combination of both. The platform provides opportunities for discussion, feedback, and learning.

External Challenges

Tap into our established network of 250,000+ of the brightest minds in science, medicine, and healthcare to market more effectively and innovate faster with less risk and lower cost.
  • Engage and educate a wider, technology savvy audience about you, your brand, and your capabilities in a controlled social media setting

 

  • Leverage your users and access their difficult-to-find niche micro-communities with controlled but incentivized crowd-voting

 

  • Profile and market your internal experts as judges

 

  • Build a targeted audience year after year

 

  • Gather more detailed information about your users and their needs than with traditional communications

Internal Facing Challenges

Allow you to draw ideas and solutions from internal crowds and invited audiences.

  • Quick and effortless way to focus internal brainpower to solve key problems before looking outside

 

  • Cost-effective way to create cross-talk among verticals that typically never collaborate

 

  • Build employee excitement and morale around a common purpose

 

  • Encourage incredibly smart and creative employees to stretch their legs and learn from each other

 

  • Keep sensitive information “inside” the company

 

  • Integrate with single sign-on for secure authentication
A low-cost, creative, highly educated research and development team

  • Access a vast virtual workforce without adding a penny to payroll

  • Access Medstro’s premier network of over 250,000 physicians, nurses, physician assistants, hospital administrators, researchers, scientists, engineers, innovators, and students from over 200 countries

  • Access millions more through our partnerships

  • Create a light-weight, high-touch, and purposeful experience that allows your team to talk directly with community experts in your pre-defined problem area

  • Don’t pay for failure. Except for Ideation Challenges, you only pay awards for solutions that fully meet your criteria and needs

Notable Challenges on Medstro’s Platform

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Challenge (2019)

THE SPRINT DATA ANALYSIS CHALLENGE (2017)

WEARABLES IN HEALTHCARE PILOT CHALLENGE (2015)

MASSMEDIC MEDTECH SHOWCASE (2015)

QUADRUPLE IMPACT CHALLENGE (2017)

THE PARTNERS CONNECTED HEALTH FIT MIND CHALLENGE (2016)

INNOVATIONS IN HEALTHCARE CHALLENGE (2015)

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN FRANKEL CARDIOVASCULAR CENTER

THE “JUST WALK IN” EMERGENCY ROOM CHALLENGE (2018)

Our automated platform manages the submission, judging, feedback, and crowdvoting process seamlessly allowing you to focus on the ideas and not the process.

INSTANT MESSAGING

Are you tired of the multiple email introduction requests from your community members that they want to talk to a judge? Or to someone who submitted a fantastic idea to your challenge? We have controlled instant messaging so that your members can talk to each other without emailing you as the middleman.

CONTROL OVER THE LEVEL OF PARTICIPATION YOUR MEMBERS HAVE WITH SUBMISSIONS

Do you want members of your community to contribute and comment on submissions? Or do you want to turn-off commenting and only allow voting? We can do both!

HIGHLY CUSTOMIZABLE SCORING CONFIGURATIONS

Sometimes you want the crowd to choose. Sometimes you want full control. Our platform allows you to specify exactly what scoring configurations you want to choose your winners.

JUDGE VOTING DASHBOARD

Our platform has an easy to use Judge Voting Dashboard that directs judges to the submissions that need scoring.

AUTOMATIC EMAIL REMINDERS TO THE JUDGES

Our platform takes the worry out of reminding the judges to visit the website, post comments, look at new submissions, and any changes in deadlines.

AUTOMATIC EMAIL CAMPAIGNS TO FOLLOWERS OF THE CHALLENGE

Our platform automatically sends regular emails to users who join your challenge website, keeping them up to date with new submissions, new judges, and new messages from you, giving them a regular reason to come back to your website.

AUTOMATIC EMAIL CAMPAIGNS FOR YOUR SUBMITTERS

Our platform automatically sends regular emails to the users that submit to your challenge to encourage them to get more crowd votes. This leverages the micro-communities of the users who submit to your challenge and gives them a fun and competitive reason to drive their friends and colleagues to your website.