Eli Lilly names winner for inaugural digital health open innovation challenge

Eli Lilly names winner for inaugural digital health open innovation challenge
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An application developed by Boston Children’s Hospital and Klick Health has been named as the winner of Eli Lilly’s first digital health open innovation challenge.

HealthVoyager leverages a highly customisable software platform for doctors to create a personalised and immersive education experience for patients living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

At Lilly’s Indianapolis HQ, five finalists presented their digital health solutions aimed at transforming IBD care, during which an expert panel of judges evaluated each idea’s impact, novelty, technical feasibility and ability to address long-term needs of people with IBD.

“The submissions we received for this innovation challenge were outstanding. We were impressed by the many bold and innovative ideas leveraging digital technologies aimed at helping people better manage this difficult chronic illness,” said Divakar Ramakrishnan, Chief Digital Officer at Lilly.

“We selected HealthVoyager as our winner because the solution spoke to our mission of making lives better for people around the world. Taking a patient-centric approach, the platform focuses on educating and informing the patient in a truly individualized and creative way.”

HealthVoyager will have the opportunity to potentially co-develop their solution with Lilly and secure $50,000 to further develop their idea.