Patient Satisfaction Beyond the Clinical

RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH) is seeking New Jersey-based entrepreneurs, technologists, and companies with smart building technologies to drive resource efficiency and increase patient satisfaction. Specific interest focuses on capabilities and assets in data integration, data analytics, data visualization, sensors, AI-based learning and decision management, and secure networking and communications that could underpin an integrated facilities optimization solution.

Health care spending continues to rise and a wealth of innovation has been unleashed to reduce costs and improve outcomes. However, operational costs are often overlooked with the laser focus on clinical issues such as patient care and patient outcomes. Yet, facilities management is a major health care cost driver and essential to patient safety. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, inefficiency in facility information management costs organizations over $14 billion each year. Moreover, the hospital climate supports infection control and building infrastructure is essential to critical life support systems.

Hospitals across the country are dealing with aging facility information systems – building management systems, patient transport, food management, patient bed boarding, among others — that are hindered by data silos, multiple stand-alone displays, and proprietary protocols. This results in untapped gains in resource efficiency and patient safety. In fact, a Gartner analysis estimated that any building management system that is not fully integrated by 2020 will leave a 30 percent potential savings on the table.

If you think you have a solution, please take a few minutes and respond to the RWJBH Smart Hospital Challenge to propose your solutions to the largest health system in New Jersey.

Submission Deadline
Demo Day

Demo Day

Who Should Apply

Any company, innovator, entrepreneur, academic or technologist with capabilities that underpin an integrated facilities optimization solution: data integration, data analytics, data visualization, sensors, AI-based learning and decision management, and secure networking and communications.

Why Apply

  • Access and Customer Discovery: Understand the priorities of, and network with the largest health system in New Jersey
  • Media coverage for presenters at the Pitch Day
  • Develop relationships with related NJ innovators and entrepreneurs

What to Expect

For those selected, your total time commitment should be no more than 2.5 hours (excluding travel time). The submission form is estimated to take 30 minutes to complete and your commitment to the Pitch Day will be no more than 2 hours. The Pitch Day will be a structured, yet informal, networking event were innovators will have an opportunity to present their solutions and network with a team from RWJBH. When you submit your response, please save the date for the Pitch Day – October 10, 2018 – which will be held in Ocean County. Further details will be provided if you are selected. Submission will be closed two weeks prior to the Pitch Day and notification to winners will be at least one week in advance of the Pitch Day.