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Patients and families often find themselves concerned about the confusing nature of medical bills. This common complaint about the healthcare system led Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to call for new approaches to medical billing in 2016. To help draw national attention to this issue and stimulate innovation in the space, Health and Human Services and Mad*Pow collaborated to create the A Bill You Can Understand Design & Innovation Challenge.
In collaboration with the US Department of Health and Human Services and sponsored by AARP
5 Pilot Partners selected to move ideas forward
Tweeted about by the Obama White House
Patient and Stakeholder Interviews Completed, Survey Deployed, Baseline Journey Map, and Ecosystem Diagram to guide participant efforts
80 Teams submitted solutions in the challenge
Winners and honorable mentions posted in a gallery
Findings report published as a resource for the industry and is being used by many as a design guideline
Commonwealth partnered with CHXD in 2018 to launch an innovation challenge to prompt the financial, healthcare, and design community to envision a solution that will help employees with incomes under $55,000 balance their health and financial needs at open enrollment. The purpose of this challenge was to deliver innovative solutions so that people are able to make decisions that work for their finances without jeopardizing their health.
In collaboration with Commonwealth, a non-profit dedicated to financial security for low-income populations
Participatory design workshop with the target audience to uncover perspectives and ideas
Challenge launched at the Health Experience Design Conference and winners announced at the Financial Experience Design Conference
Ten teams responded and winners were selected
Challenge report shared with industry to educate benefit selection efforts and educate on consumer viewpoints
The Center worked with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on a design and innovation challenge that invites the community to imagine how, in the near future, we might use technology to make health an integral part of our daily routines.
Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
25 Teams submitted solutions
Explored an open innovation approach to systemic change. Looked at redesigning everyday life so that it yields health as opposed to sickness.
Mad*Pow is a strategic design consultantcy that helps deliver innovative experiences and compelling digital solutions to motivate and engage people, while producing positive health outcomes and measurable business impact.