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The Microsoft Health Innovation Awards 2019 are now open for submission!

Submission Deadline:  Friday, January 18, 2019, 5 p.m. PST 

Awards presented during the Microsoft Health Forum at HIMSS, Orlando, Wednesday February 13th, 2019

For your convenience a working document is available for use, here.  Please note, all entries must be submitted online.

Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, and Clinical Resource organizations are uniquely positioned to improve the quality and delivery of healthcare through evidence‐based medical innovations, sound life science research, and smart technology solutions.  Microsoft in Healthcare recognizes health organizations that drive towards Quadruple AIM and lead/empower their organizations with Intelligent Health to:

  • Engage your patients for better health
  • Empower your care teams & employees to improve satisfaction
  • Improve clinical & operational effectiveness to reduce cost and improve outcomes
  • Transform health to deliver precision care

The Microsoft Health Innovation Awards, presented annually, is an opportunity to showcase how your company is using technology to demonstrate industry leadership in innovation excellence to revolutionize medicine by bringing therapeutic breakthroughs to the market faster, to fight serious ailments, improve healthcare and enhance quality of life.

Who should enter?

The award committee will accept nominations from a qualifying healthcare, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, clinical resource, payor, provider, or medical device organization worldwide, which has developed and implemented a solution independently or working with a technology solution partner, as long as the solution is in full implementation within an organization for at least 30 days and is based on the latest Microsoft technologies. The award emphasizes the innovative application of available software and the creation of new solutions.

Why should you enter?

  • Winners will be featured in promotional and marketing activities, such as the Microsoft in Health newsletter and blog, as well as possible media interviews.
  • Winners will receive a “Winner” trophy.
  • Winners will receive a marketing document on how to publicize the fact that the organization is a winner including a winner logo.

How do we pick the winner?

An independent panel of Judges will pick one winner from the qualified submissions received in each of the categories below. The solution (or combination of solutions) can be offered by any qualifying company worldwide as long as it is based on the latest Microsoft technologies; represents a breakthrough from the industry & historical approaches; and goes beyond incremental improvements on technologies that already exist.

(Please read 2019 Microsoft Health Innovation Awards Contest – Official Rules download document for complete details).


Categories for Entry (you must select the category that best fits your solution):

  1. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Connect data to analytics and machine learning algorithms so it can help predict patient health trajectories, monitor population wellness, pull insights from research, and identify concrete ways to improve day-to-day operations.

Scenario examples include:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  1. Empower Your Care Teams and Employees

Tools that help care teams be more productive and collaborate more effectively. 

Scenario examples include:

  • Virtual care
  • Care team collaboration
  • Care coordination
  • Employee engagement and retention
  • Clinical analytics
  1. Engage Your Patients

Enable more efficient access to care, reduce delays in the care experience, and maintain contact with patients once they leave the care setting. 

Scenario examples include:

  • More efficient access
  • Enhanced engagement
  • Continuous engagement
  1. Optimize Your Clinical and Operational Effectiveness

Convert data about patient and populations into intelligent action that prevents emergencies and promotes wellness.

Scenario examples include:

  • Quality improvement
  • Population health
  • Operational and financial efficiency
  1. Transform the Care Continuum

Connect smart devices to the Microsoft Cloud to gain valuable insights into how to treat patients and manage operations.

Scenario examples include:

  • Remote patient monitoring
  • Precision medicine
  • Managing devices and facilities
  1. Outstanding Innovation

Use this category if your solution does not fit into the categories above, or fits into one of the scenarios below  

  • Industry Disruption
  • Security

Entries will be judged primarily on the following three criteria:

      1. The innovation represents a breakthrough from the industry’s historical approaches.
      2. The innovation goes beyond incremental improvements on technologies that already exist.
      3. The innovation measurably improves significant business and/or clinical processes that positively impact patient care.

The entry period ends on Friday, January 18th, at 5:00 PM Pacific Time. No entries will be accepted after the entry period closes.

For your convenience a working document is available for use, here.  Please note, your final entry will need to be submitted online.

The Participant Release Form must be signed by BOTH partner (if applicable) AND customer, then uploaded to the online submission form, or emailed to at time of entry or no later than January 18th, 5:00 PM PST.


Documents & downloads

For more information

For more information, please contact Monika Skibeness at:

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to authorized representatives of healthcare organization OR a Microsoft Technology Solution Partner (ISV or System Integrator) who is 18 years of age or older. Residents of Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria are not eligible. See Official Rules for complete details.