OFS is the software development sponsor for CHIC 2017, a challenge to find the next game-changingconnected health application to impact chronic disease treatment and management.
BOSTON, Mass., September 12, 2017—ObjectFrontier, Inc. (OFS), a software engineering firm that specializes in building transformative digital products for organizations across healthcare, financial services and media, is the 2017 software development sponsor for the Partners Connected Health Innovation Challenge. The Connected Health Innovation Challenge (CHIC), now in its second year, looks for groundbreaking, technology-based solutions that present innovative new ways to treat and manage chronic disease and enhance patients’ lives.
As the software development sponsor, OFS will provide 100 hours of free software development support to challenge winners to take their solution from a concept to a real application ready to go to market.
“It gives us great pleasure to support Partners Connected Health in their quest to find the next digital product that has the power to advance chronic disease management,” says OFS’s Chief Revenue Officer, Bob Kramich.
“At OFS, we work with healthcare organizations to create digital products that facilitate better processes and better patient care. We’re thrilled to share our technical expertise with the winners of CHIC to help them do the same for patients living with a chronic disease.”
CHIC accepts applications from teams with at least one member from within the Partners HealthCare network of employees and clinicians.The four teams selected as semi-finalists will participate in a two-day Design Workshopon September 15-16, where an OFS tech expert will be on-hand to help teams create effective plans for designing applications based on their concepts for presentation to a panel of judges from Partners HealthCare.
The semi-finalist pitch competition, a “Shark Tank”-like event, will take place October 3-4 at 5:30 pm at Hatch Fenway, 401 Park Drive, in Boston. The winning team will design and present its final application at the 2017 Connected Health Conference in Boston on October 25-27.
“We’re excited to see the great buzz our Connected Health Innovation Challenge is getting this year,” says Kamal Jethwani, MD, MPH, Senior Director of Connected Health Innovation at Partners HealthCare. “With the support of sponsors like ObjectFrontier, we’re giving a team of great innovators the chance to change lives through connected health technology.”
To learn more about the Partners Connected Health Innovation Challenge, click here.
About Partners Connected Health:
Partners Connected Health, at Partners HealthCare, is leveraging information technology – mobile phones, tablets, wearables, sensors and remote health monitoring tools – to deliver quality patient care outside of traditional medical settings. Partners Connected Health programs are also helping providers and patients better manage chronic conditions, maintain health and wellness and improve adherence, engagement and clinical outcomes. The Connected Health team creates and deploys mobile technologies in a numberof patient populations and care settings, and is conducting innovative research studies to test the effectiveness of mobile health technologies in various clinical applications, including medication adherence, care coordination, chronic disease management, prevention and wellness. Partners HealthCare, an integrated health system founded by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, is one of the nation’s leading biomedical research organizations and a principal teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. To learn more about Partners Connected Health, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn.
OFS helps clients build digital products that drive revenues for their business. OFS uses the latest in social, mobile, cloud and analytics technologies to build software that is compelling, packed with innovative features, and designed for rapid evolution to propel customers past their competition. Founded in 1997, OFS has a deep heritage of building commercial products for software vendors, which has given them the insight and experience to create impactful software for any business. OFS has more than 500 employees spread across its U.S. offices in Atlanta, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Boston,
Washington D.C., and its development center in Chennai, India. For more information, please visit www.objectfrontier.com.