InnovateNYP: Open Challenge
18th May 2015, noon BST - 24th Jul 2015, noon BST.


The InnovateNYP: Open Challenge is a 10-week competition to identify and prototype innovative technology solutions to enhance the patient experience and provider communication. The challenge is open to the general public as well as all NewYork-Presbyterian employees. All entries must be submitted by July 24, and prototypes will be judged at the end of the submission period.

Interested participants may form teams of up to eight members to develop a working prototype that falls into one of these categories:

  • Patient Engagement, such as tools for Patient Experience Personalization, Patient Education, and Patient Entertainment.

  • Care Provider Communication, such as tools for Collaboration Dashboards, Patient Document Grouping, and Patient Care Tracking

NYP will also host two in-person networking events to provide additional details regarding the hospital's current systems and technology. Finalists will have the opportunity to present their ideas at a demonstration day. The judges will award up to $25,000 in prizes!


  • Open Challenge:
    • Click here to learn more and register for the InnovateNYP: Open Challenge

  • Networking Events:
    • Click here to learn more and register for the InnovateNYP: Open Challenge Info and Networking Event

    • Click here to learn more and register for the InnovateNYP: Open Challenge Workshop and Q&A Session


Here you can find challenge participant information and hospital sample data that may help you create and develop your prototype.

  • Participant Information:

    • Click here to download the InnovateNYP: Open Challenge Participant Information Packet. The packet contains information to help guide you in the creation of your prototype submission.

    • Click here to download the text of the Q&A portion of the Challenge Workshop that took place on Saturday, June 6th.

  • Patient Engagement:

    • Click here to download Patient Engagement files that contain the following:
      • Patient Care Records - provides sample Continuity of Care Records as the ones used to organize patient health data by More information on this standard is available here
      • Medication Info - sample of the medication information that myNYP accesses when an inpatient is displayed their medications
      • Vaccine Info - sample of the vaccine information that myNYP accesses
      • Patient Satisfaction Comments - if you need inspiration, we've included comments from our 2013 Press Ganey survey. This survey is given to NYP inpatients about the quality of their stay and potential areas for improvement. This is NOT to be used as a data source, but as a way to find patient experience problems to be addressed.
  • Care Provider Communication:

    • Click here to download the Care Provider Communication file that Nursing staff use as a working document to capture vital signs for the patients and document information during Nursing rounds.

  • Information Security:

    • Click here to download NYP's baseline information security requirements for all applications developed during the 2015 Innovation Challenge. Challenge participants should note that before any application is deployed to production the NYP Information Security Department will perform a more detailed information security risk assessment to identify potential security risks beyond those described in this memorandum.

    • Click here to download the slides from the presentation provided by NYP's Chief Information Security Officer at the InnovateNYP: Open Challenge Workshop and Q&A Session that took place on Saturday, June 6th.

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1st place - 1st Place


2nd place - 2nd Place


3rd place - 3rd Place