The Innovation Challenge for CHLA Team Members

 

┬áThe CHLA Innovation Studio offers CHLA team members the opportunity to receive funding to pilot their ideas or favorite startups to make CHLA better, faster and cheaper. We offer Design Thinking sessions, open-office hours and connections to the world’s most innovative startups in pediatric care: turning our biggest obstacles into effective, measurable pilots.

How it Works

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Identify a Problem

Leveraging Human Centered Design we identify the specific challenge to be addressed

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Search for Solutions

Through events and demos we explore existing solutions to determine whether a solution already exists

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Get Creative

If no existing startup is better, faster and cheaper we leverage Design Thinking to design our own solution

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Pitch it

Three rounds of judging culminate in a live pitch-event with our executive team and industry-professionals

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Pilot Program

Finalists launch a pilot phase of their project; leveraging Lean UX and Agile to gather data and iterate on the solution

What we Look for

Winning ideas clearly demonstrate that they meet at least two of the three of the core criteria

Ideas that improve the quality of processes or care for staff, patients or families. We ask: “how does the idea being pitched make things better and for whom?”

Ideas that improve speed and efficiency of processes or care for staff, patients or families. We ask,, “how does the idea being pitched make things more efficient and for whom?”

Ideas that make processes or care more cost effective for staff, patients or families. We ask, “how does the idea being pitched make things less expensive and for whom?”