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QI2T Health Innovators Fellowship teams pitch their healthcare product concepts to a panel of distinguished judges, who select a winning innovation to receive a $5,000 prize.

April 8, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY
QI2T Health Innovators Fellowship to Award Prize for Healthcare Product Innovation April 8

What: QI2T Health Innovators Fellowship teams will pitch their healthcare product concepts to a panel of distinguished judges, who will select a winning innovation to receive a $5,000 prize.

Who: 29 entrepreneurial graduate students and young professionals from the health professions as well as business, computer science, design, and engineering. Judges include: George Fechter (Manager, Fechter Holdings), Bill Fera, MD (Executive Director, Advisory Services, Ernst & Young), Rebecca Kaul (President, UPMC Technology Development Center), Alan Russell, PhD (Head of Disruptive Healthcare Innovation Institute, CMU), Audrey Russo (President and CEO, Pittsburgh Technology Council), and Jay Srini (Chief Strategist, SCS Ventures)

When: Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Where: QI2T Center, Centre City Tower, 650 Smithfield Street, 26th floor

Why: QI2T Health Innovators Fellowship is designed to help the next generation of healthcare entrepreneurs explore the intersection of technology and healthcare quality improvement. Over the course of the ten-week long Fellowship, participants attended guest lectures from noted entrepreneurs and experts in interface and interaction design, and worked in multidisciplinary teams (each team paired with both a clinical and an entrepreneurial mentor) in an extended case competition to develop technological solutions to meaningful problems in health care.

Contact:
The media is invited to attend. To confirm attendance or for additional information, please contact:
Laurie Gottlieb, Chief Communications Officer
Jewish Healthcare Foundation
412-594-2583 or 412-523-3891 (mobile)
gottlieb@jhf.org

About The Jewish Healthcare Foundation

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) is a public charity that offers a unique blend of research, education, grantmaking and program management to advance the quality of clinical care and health of populations, with a focus on improving the quality, efficiency, and safety of health care. JHF and its three operating arms—the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative (PRHI), Health Careers Futures (HCF), and the Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal)— are located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and serve a national and global audience. JHF is also a founding member of the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI). For more information, visit www.jhf.org.

Contact:
David Golebiewski
Jewish Healthcare Foundation
412-594-2553 or 412-216-6305 (mobile)
golebiewski@jhf.org

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