AI and the Healthcare Consumer

Funding Agency:
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

AI HAS THE POTENTIAL TO MAKE A HUGE IMPACT IN SUPPORTING THE EVERYDAY HEALTH CARE OF CONSUMERS.

The tasks of selecting a health insurance plan, finding a physician or choosing a pharmacy are just a couple of the daunting and complex decisions that most healthcare consumers will face at one point in their lives. With options for health care services up the wazoo, and conflicting information from different resources, tools like chatbots and voice assistants can help people navigate through their options, and provide information specific to any given individual’s unique situation.

We're calling on you; innovators, entrepreneurs and technologists, to help individuals everywhere take control of their health care decisions.

Deadlines:

  • PHASE 1 DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20TH

  • PHASE 2 DEADLINE: MONDAY, AUGUST 20TH

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

We encourage the development of AI enabled technology that helps support individuals as they make important health decisions in their day to day lives.  Submissions can include, but are not limited to, technologies that help consumers navigate the various options they have in terms of care providers, or technologies that support individuals as they manage their own health and well-being over time.   

This includes but is not limited to virtual assistants, chatbots, voice-enabled devices, digital platforms, and applications to support consumers as they navigate everyday healthcare decisions. Examples of these types of decisions include: choosing the right care provider,  finding a local pharmacy with affordable prices, scheduling appointments, etc

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

Engineering and Physical Sciences
Medical
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational
Social Sciences

External Deadline

June 20, 2018