Innovation

GuideWell Launches $400,000 Caring for Caregivers Innovation Challenge

GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation (GuideWell), the parent to a family of forward-thinking companies focused on transforming health care, today announced its 2019 Health Innovation Challenge, Caring for Caregivers, focused on addressing critical barriers family caregivers face while caring for adult family members.

The Caring for Caregivers Challenge will award up to $400,000 in prize money to as many as four companies or non-profit organizations, or teams of organizations, with sustainable, innovative approaches to reduce or eliminate the complex issues faced by family caregivers every day.

Three South Florida Organizations Advance to Food Insecurity Challenge Statewide Finals

In the fourth and final regional pitch event for the week, GuideWell selected three South Florida organizations to advance to the Block by Block Food Insecurity Challenge state finals where they’ll have the opportunity to compete for a $20,000 state grand prize. Bridge to Hope, Lotus House and Memory Trees were selected from 9 regional finalists across South Florida on Sept. 13 to each receive $2,000 in funding to implement their innovative ideas to address food insecurity.

• Bridge to Hope (Miami-Dade County): Hope Hubs is a mobile food pantry that delivers services directly to underserved communities.

• Lotus House (Miami-Dade County): The Farm at Lotus Village is an interactive learning environment and educational program for homeless children that uses a working hydroponic urban farm

Three Jacksonville Organizations Selected as Regional Finalists in Statewide Food Insecurity Challenge

On Tuesday, September 10, a panel of judges, selected three Northeast Florida organizations to receive seed money to implement their innovative ideas to address food insecurity in our community. Foodery Farms, Urban Folk Farm and ‘Ohana No Ka Oi were selected from 16 regional finalists across North Florida to receive $2,000 in funding. In addition, they will advance to GuideWell’s Block by Block Food Insecurity Challenge finals where they’ll have the opportunity to compete for a $20,000 state grand prize. Funds will be used to reduce or eliminate food insecurity in their respective local communities. The three innovative ideas from North Florida organizations advancing to the finals include:

Three Central Florida Organizations Receive Seed Money to Fight Food Insecurity, Earn Opportunity to Win More Funding

GuideWell today selected three Central Florida organizations to receive seed money to implement their innovative ideas to address food insecurity in our community. Team Zero, Fleet Farming and ElderPoint Ministries were selected from 10 regional finalists across Central Florida to receive $2,000 in funding. In addition, they will advance to GuideWell’s Block by Block Food Insecurity Challenge finals where they’ll have the opportunity to compete for a $20,000 state grand prize. Funds will be used to reduce or eliminate food insecurity in their respective local communities. The three innovative ideas from Central Florida organizations advancing to the finals include:

GuideWell’s Pledge to Improving Interoperability

GuideWell is committed to improving health care interoperability that improves health outcomes and increases the focus of value-based care for our members.

In fact, as a member of the Da Vinci Project – a private-sector initiative that is leveraging HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) to improve data via data-sharing test cases – earlier this year we hosted a three-day event where industry developers worked to define a common set of health care data standards that can be implemented on a national basis.

Last month we were honored to be active participants in the Blue Button Developers Conference held at the White House on behalf of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

GuideWell Hosting ‘Connectathon ’ to Foster Standard of Interoperability Across Health Care Industry

– Event part of HL7’s Da Vinci Project to standardize data-sharing capabilities among payors and providers –

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – May 29, 2019 – GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation (GuideWell) is hosting the HL7 Da Vinci Project from May 29-31 at its corporate headquarters in Jacksonville, Fla.

The collaborative event aims to improve health care interoperability – the way health care data is shared in a universal language among stakeholders, including doctors, hospitals, emergency rooms, members and insurers – to improve health outcomes and increase the focus of value-based care for patients.

The Tech Giants are Coming for Healthcare

By Tamara StClaire, PhD.

Editor’s Note: Dr. Tamara StClaire is vice president of enterprise innovation at GuideWell. She recently presented this topic as a keynote at the Becker’s Hospital Review Health IT and Revenue Cycle Management conference in Chicago.

Some of the biggest and most famous tech companies are making big bets on health care. The blue chips of Silicon Valley have announced they’re interested in disrupting an industry that has bedeviled us with rising costs and inefficiencies for decades. I’d like to explore the why, what and how and leave us with a few thoughtful questions.

Reimagining the Future of Health: GuideWell’s Story

Health care reform ushered in by the Affordable Care Act was a defining moment for most health plans: some survived while others thrived. Under the aegis of Pat Geraghty and his leadership team, GuideWell thrived in the years since the law was enacted, transitioning the parent company from a single-state Blue plan to an enterprise with five distinct lines of business, a combined revenue of $16 billion, 29-state footprint, and over 16 million served. No longer defined as a payer, GuideWell has become a health solutions company that can compete in the insurance, care delivery, population health, government and health plan consumerism spaces.

 

2016 in Review | 5 Themes Driving Health Industry Transformation

As a health solutions company dedicated to helping people and communities achieve better health, GuideWell participates in and captures thought leadership discussions on health industry innovation through our GuideWell Insights Lounge interviews. After hosting more than 130 conversations with health industry thought leaders in 2016, here are the top five themes that we believe are driving health industry transformation today.

 

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