Re-Envisioning Healthcare Through Crowdsourcing & Open Innovation
There are few topics in America and the world over that drum up as much passion and emotion as Healthcare and wellness. Politically, economically and socially, healthcare is a lightning rod for opinionated commentary. Regardless of what side of the aisle you profess from, we all desire better. Thankfully innovative mobile and tablet applications are providing just what the doctor ordered.
The road to better is paved with disruptive innovation and that often has roots in the re-envisioning of the user interface & experience (UI/UX). In the past several years, no single “thing” has been more disruptive than applications built upon the mobile smart-phone and tablet device. It has changed the very way we access and share everything. Coinciding with the birth of the app, another disruptive boom has forever changed the innovation landscape and that is of course the advent of Open Innovation & Crowdsourcing platforms.
Connecting the Disruptive Innovation Dots
Mobile applications are an amazing way to change a user’s experience and therefore behavior. Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing is an amazing way to cultivate the brand new ideas that shape the disruptive UI/UX mobile experience. So, it’s only natural that innovators, corporations and governments have put these two disruptive forces together in the past.
Now, at TopCoder we’re proud to be currently hosting a Healthcare Innovation Idea Generation Contest and we welcome you to participate and follow along. Here are some of the stated goals for this contest.
One of the remarkable aspects of Crowdsourcing & Open Innovation is the ability to tackle big challenges. Like many endeavors that ultimately disrupt a market or create a brand new user experience, they begin with a brazen idea.
To follow or join this Healthcare Innovation Idea Generation Contest – click here. The submission phase ends Dec. 17th and winners will be announced on Dec. 23rd.
To understand the specialty of the TopCoder Platform which enables you to effectively bridge social innovation (through idea generation) and bring top ideas to life through the entire product development life-cycle, we suggest this companion article -
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