Congratulations to the Sanofi Partners in Patient Health Collaborate|Activate challenge winners! The challenge process (pictured below) was comprehensive and required true collaboration in order to foster true sustainability.
While all four teams had amazing ideas that meet real healthcare needs, thanks to my friend Wen Dombrowski, I had the opportunity to mentor the the Runner-Up Team. This team, 21st Century Brain Trust, was awarded $100,000 to continue work on its clinical-grade cognitive health monitoring app to detect asymptomatic Alzheimer’s disease. Other teams included Flu Near You, a patient-centered flu surveillance tool; Partnering to End Pain, a web-based technology to connect chronic pain patients to clinical trials, and, the winner, Registries for All Diseases (Reg4All) which provides a cross-disease registry that uses crowdsourced, patient-generated information to accelerate the development of clinical trials.