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 2nd 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!

Special consideration will be given to applicants who address the following clinical care areas:

Enhancing Infections Control / Addressing Falls Prevention
Improving Psychotropic Prescribing

 

 

 

2019 Winners

 

 

 

 

Categories

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

EXAMPLE

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

EXAMPLE

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

EXAMPLE

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.

 

 

 

Special consideration will be given to applicants who address the following clinical care areas:

Enhancing Infections Control / Addressing Falls Prevention
Improving Psychotropic Prescribing

 

 

 

 

 

Awards

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Timeline

 

Competition Open: August 1, 2018
Deadline to Submit Stage 1 Applications: September 28, 2018
Notification of Invitations to Submit Stage 2 Applications: October 1, 2018
Deadline to Submit Stage 2 Applications: November 1, 2018
Notification of Finalists: November 14, 2018
Finalists Confirm Attendance and Participation in Competition:

December 12, 2018

50% Deposit for Innovations Pavilion Due: December 12, 2018
Final Payment for Innovations Pavilion Due: January 7, 2019
Competition Presentations at Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA: March 7, 2019
Audience’s Choice Winner Announced: March 7, 2019
Exhibit at Annual Conference: March 7 (11 am – 7 pm) and March 8 (10:30 am – 3:30 pm)
Judge’s Choice Winner Announced: March 8, 2019