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Submission Deadline: before midnight on Sunday March 19, 2017

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Purpose: MATRC is seeking nominations that tell a compelling story about an innovative application of telehealth by an individual or organization that has led to improved health outcomes and/or quality of life. Telehealth is the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical healthcare, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration. Telehealth technologies can include:

  • Videoconferencing,
  • Store-and-forward data, images or videos,
  • Remote patient monitoring, and
  • mHealth (mobile health) applications

Eligibility: To be eligible, the story must be about the application of telehealth innovation within the MATRC Service Area. This includes DC, DE, KY, MD, NC, NJ, PA, WV and VA. . Awards will be announced and awarded at the 2017 MATRC Telehealth Summit.

Prize: The awardee, as selected by a panel of judges, will be awarded free registration to the 2018 MATRC Telehealth Summit and the “Telehealth Bundle” of their choice from our award sponsor, ViTel Net*. Choices include:

Specialty Consult Bundle:

specialty consult bundle
  • Hardware: Laptop and PTZ camera
  • Software/Platform: 1 year Vidyo license for HIPAA-secure videoconferencing and choice of a specialty specific module (e.g., behavioral health, dermatology, neurology/stroke)
  • Services: 1 year hardware maintenance, HIPAA-secure data hosting, and help-desk support (Monday – Friday 8 AM – 6 PM)

Home Monitoring Bundle:

home monitoring bundle
  • Hardware: Home case with peripheral devices
  • Software/Platform: 1 year Vidyo license for HIPAA-secure videoconferencing and clinical case manager module
  • Services: 1 year hardware maintenance, HIPAA-secure data hosting, and help-desk support (Monday – Friday 8 AM – 6 PM)

*All hardware provided as part of the bundle will be owned by the awardee. The awardee is under no obligation to renew the software/platform license or continue with any service contract after the one year award period. ViTel Net does ask that the awardee provide information regarding how the Bundle was used and offer feedback regarding the overall user experience.

All nominations must be submitted online on/before the stated due date. By submitting a nomination for this contest, you are granting MATRC and its assignees permission to use the content of the nominations for the purpose of education, promotion of the value of telehealth and/or promotion of MATRC sponsored activities and events.

Project Description: Nominations should not exceed 3 pages in length single spaced, with 1 inch margins and using 12 point font. Nominations should include the following information:

  • Your (Submitters) Name, Title, Phone Number and Email Address
  • Name of Project
  • Name, Title, Phone Number and Email of Innovator (if different than Submitter)
  • Name and Address of Innovator Organization
  • Brief Overview of the Project (should include a statement of the problem that was being addressed, the purpose of the project, and the goals and objectives of the project)
  • Why Do You Feel This Was Innovative?
  • What Was the Impact of the Project?
  • How Might This Innovation Be Applied to Other Areas or Scaled to Reach More People?
  • What Costs Were Involved in this Project and How Easy Would It Be to Replicate the Project in Another Setting?

Nominated projects should focus on innovation (a new, previously untried idea, method, process, strategy or technology). Innovation may take many forms, including:

  • Innovations in reaching new or hard to reach populations via telehealth
  • Innovative uses of technology to improve care delivery, efficiency, effectiveness and/or health outcomes
  • Innovative strategies for increasing adoption of telehealth

Award Criteria:

  • 30% Originality of the Innovation: Is it a new/previously untried concept?
  • 30% Impact (or potential for impact): Is there evidence that the innovation has led to (or will lead to) improvements in health and/or quality of life? Are there measurable benefits (cost savings, efficiencies, health outcomes) associated with this innovation?
  • 30% Applicability and Reach: Can this innovation be applied to other areas? Is this innovation scalable?
  • 10% Practicality: Is this a cost effective way to do business? Can this innovation be readily integrated into existing systems and practices?


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