SAN FRANCISCO -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dignity Health, Box, and The Social+Capital Partnership today announced a developer challenge from the Health 2.0 Annual Conference calling for innovative health applications that will revolutionize the way physicians and hospitals educate patients. The challenge will require developers to use Box’s cloud collaboration platform to build a web or mobile application that will deliver health information and engage patients in taking a more proactive approach to their health.
The challenge winner will receive a $100,000 convertible note, a bond that can be exchanged for equal cash value, and one month office space and mentorship from The Social+Capital. Additionally, the winning application will be featured in the Box Apps Marketplace, receive marketing and sales support from Box, and have the opportunity to propose the product or solution to Dignity Health’s leadership as a potential pilot project.
“We recognize the immense potential that technology has to enhance our patients’ care and overall experience,” said Lloyd Dean, president and CEO of Dignity Health. “Dignity Health is thrilled to partner with an innovative company such as Box and challenge developers to create applications that may someday have a profound effect on how we manage our health.”
"There are huge opportunities for innovation in the healthcare sector, driven by new cloud and mobile platform," said Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of Box. "We're excited to partner with Dignity Health and The Social+Capital Partnership to help focus some of the brightest minds in technology on the patient education experience, an area of healthcare that's in need of modernization."
In addition to announcing the developer challenge, Dean, Levie and Rich Roth, vice president of strategic innovation at Dignity Health will participate today in a keynote panel at the Health 2.0 conference titled “Big Data: Tools and Applications for Transforming Care.” The panel focuses on how technology has begun to improve patient-provider communication, transform health care delivery and drive personalized medicine.
Developer Challenge Details:
The Dignity Health and Box Patient Education App Challenge is open today with all submissions due by January 10, 2014. A panel of judges will review the submissions upon the submission close date and select five finalists whose app best addresses problems associated with patient education. The finalists will be announced on February 6, 2014 and will be asked to demonstrate their solution to the judges. The grand-prize winner will be revealed on March 27, 2014.
Judges of the challenge include:
Candidates will be required to use Box backend services as part of this challenge and will be set up with Box business accounts. Twilio, Tokbox, Parse and Firebase will also provide challenge participants with full access to developer tools and services to help increase the functionality of submissions.
To learn more about the challenge, read the official rules, or register to participate, please visit: www.box.com/healthappchallenge.
About Dignity Health
Dignity Health, one of the nation’s five largest health care systems, is a 21-state network of nearly 11,000 physicians, 56,000 employees, and more than 300 care centers, including hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging centers, home health, and primary care clinics. Headquartered in San Francisco, Dignity Health is dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality and affordable patient-centered care with special attention to the poor and underserved. In 2012, Dignity Health provided $1.6 billion in charitable care and services. For more information, please visit our website at www.dignityhealth.org. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Box’s mission is to make businesses of all sizes more productive, competitive, and powerful by connecting people and their most important information. Content on Box can be securely shared and easily accessed on the web, through iOS, Android and Windows Phone applications, and extended to partner applications, such as Google Apps, NetSuite and Salesforce. Headquartered in Los Altos, CA, Box is privately held and backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Bessemer Venture Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Emergence Capital Partners, General Atlantic, Meritech Capital Partners, NEA, Scale Venture Partners, and U.S. Venture Partners, as well as by strategic investors salesforce.com, SAP Ventures and Intel Ventures. To learn more about Box, visit www.box.com.
About The Social + Capital Partnership
The Social + Capital Partnership ("Social Capital") is a partnership of philanthropists, technologists and capitalists utilizing venture capital as a force to create value and change on a global scale. The Partnership is based in Palo Alto, California.