The Society’s first-ever Shark Tank Competition will highlight how innovators are tackling PA/LTC issues.
This competition will feature innovation in the PA/LTC setting by showcasing new systems, devices, and technology
with the goal to improve PA/LTC processes and outcomes.

The finalists will be presenting their innovations on March 23rd at the Annual Conference in Grapevine, Texas between 1:30 – 3:00PM at the New Approaches to Healthcare: How Society Plans to Facilitate Innovative Experimentation educational session in Rooms San Antonio 4-6. 

Attend this session to vote on who you think should win the competition!

The deadline to submit your innovation has now passed. Please consider applying next year!


Meet the Judges



Shark Tank Flyer







An innovative cutting-edge solution must fall into one of the following three categories to be eligible:


Systems/Model of Care Innovation


Innovation Legacy Inc. introduces a new model of care that utilizes a risk-stratification system to match patients with the most-suited specialty for their needs, resulting in increased in patient satisfaction and outcomes.

Device Innovation


Genius Health Inc. introduces a cloud-based vital signs monitor that gauges vitals promptly thru a finger probe and transmits the results to a provider and a patient portal. The innovation results in better blood pressure management and increased satisfaction among patients and families while saving time for the staff to log the results manually in the electronic record.

Technological Innovation


Precision Decision Inc. introduce an IOS application that matches the list of diagnoses from the electronic record with a database of best available education handouts for families and makes them available to the patient and families to review them at their convenience.
















Winners Receive:


  • Recognition in Society publications, including Caring for Ages and JAMDA.

  • Recognition on social media through the Society’s social media accounts.

  • Consulting from an expert panel of physicians.

  • Free year of membership with the Society and access to all member resources.

  • Opportunity to exhibit for free at the next year’s Innovation Tech Pavilion.

  • Opportunity to judge the next year’s competition.








Applications Accepted Starting: November 27, 2017
Deadline to Submit Applications: January 15, 2018
Notification of Innovators Invited to Present: January 30, 2018
Shark Tank Competition Presenters Materials Deadline: February 19, 2018
Payments Due to Exhibit in the Tech Pavilion: February 23, 2018
Shark Tank Competition Presentations: March 23, 2018 at the Annual Conference 1:30 – 3 PM
Exhibit at Annual Conference: March 22 (11:00 AM – 7:00 PM) – March 23 (10:30 AM – 3:30 PM)
Winners Announced: March 25, 2018 during Sunday’s General Session (8:30 AM – 11:00 AM) 

Five innovators will be chosen to present and compete in the Shark Tank Competition at the Annual Conference on March 23, 2018 1:30 – 3:00 PM.

2 winners will be chosen (judging panel choice and audience choice).






Judging Process


The judges will review each innovation and score based on the following criteria:


  • Aligned with the Society’s vision and mission

  • Addresses a significant need in PA/LTC medicine

  • Track record of success in health care solutions

  • Addresses a key issue or challenge faced by Society members or constituent


Judging Rubric (pdf)