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Janssen Connected Care Challenge: Crowdsourcing-Inspired Contest to Spur Healthcare Innovation Announces Winner

Janssen Healthcare Innovation, a team within Janssen Research & Development, LLC (Janssen), announced yesterday that the Discharge Decision Support System (D2S2) is the winner of the crowdsourcing-inspired Janssen Connected Care Challenge and the $100,000 prize.  The prize is awarded to advance commercialization of D2S2 transition care solution designed to deliver better patient care and reduce hospital readmissions.

D2S2 is a discharge decision support system that uses a proprietary algorithm to assemble and score key data upon hospital admission in order to identify patients who should be referred to post-acute care services to reduce the risk of 30-day readmissions.

Eric Heil of RightCare Solutions said:

 ”We are honored to receive the top prize of the Janssen Connected Care Challenge for D2S2. We are looking forward to applying the award to further advance our product and ultimately improve patient care.”

Cheri Lattimer, Executive Director of NTOCC, who served as a judge, said:

“D2S2 was the stand-out solution because of its potential usability by healthcare professionals, effectiveness to improve patient outcomes, and reach to enable broad adoption. The volume and variety of contest submissions we reviewed illustrates entrepreneurs’ tremendous creativity to address this vital issue and the critical need to improve care interventions.”

To the finals

Three finalists were awarded $50,000 each to develop a prototype of their solution and the entrepreneurs refined their concepts with a team of mentors. The finalists including Cara Health, Care Rocket and Discharge Decision Support System (D2S2) presented their ideas to a panel of judges at Demo Day on May 10, 2012 in New York City.

Watch here a video of the finalist Care Rocket.