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Patients reward digital innovation - Competition Notice 2020

The Digital Health Academy, with the unconditional contribution of MSD Foundation, announces the third edition of the Patients' Digital Health Awards, which is meant to reward the design and/or implementation of digital health projects aimed at improving the quality of life and care of patients suffering from different diseases and their caregivers. This year, the PDHA call for application also aims to reward a digital health solution designed to address the needs of those who, living with a disease, had to manage the difficulties of diagnosis and treatment during the COVID-19 emergency and/or those who contracted the COVID-19.

The subject of the call may therefore be a project already implemented, a solution for the Covid-19 emergency or an idea. The first category refers to a technological solution that has already been developed, tested or used; the second category refers to a technological solution developed and used during the Covid-19 health crisis to address the needs of those who, living with a disease, had to manage the difficulties of diagnosis and treatment during the COVID-19 emergency and/or those who contracted the COVID-19. The third category refers to a solution that has been conceived but has not yet been implemented or used in reality.

Among the various Digital Health tools are: apps, wearable technologies, virtual reality and augmented reality tools, Big Data, Blockchain, social media, instant messaging systems, artificial intelligence and IoT, sensors, telemedicine platforms, digital health and narrative medicine. For more information please read the Competition Notice.

Applications are now closed. The winners will be announced on October 16, 2020.