Are you an innovator?

Submit your innovation to the Society’s Shark Tank Competition to promote your idea to the largest national audience in PALTC.


The 3rd Annual Shark Tank Competition will highlight how innovators are tackling PALTC issues. This competition will feature innovation in the PALTC setting by showcasing new systems, devices, and technology with the goal to improve PALTC processes and outcomes.

Don’t miss this chance to gain national recognition for your discovery!





An innovative cutting-edge solution must align with the mission of the Society and 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. introduces 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 the Ages and JAMDA.


  • Recognition through the Society’s social media accounts.

  • Consulting from an expert physician for 20 hours.


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

  • Opportunity to judge the next year’s competition.





Application Cycle Open: August 1, 2019
Application Cycle Closes:  November 6, 2019
Notification to Competitors: November 22, 2019
Competitors Confirm Attendance and Participation: December 2, 2019
1st Round of Competition Presentations at Annual Conference in Chicago, IL: April 3, 2020
Finalists Selected: April 3, 2020
Four Finalists Compete in the Shark Tank Competition at Annual Conference in Chicago, IL: April 4, 2020
Awards Ceremony: April 5, 2020