With health technology growing increasingly connected, new and innovative digital health solutions are vital to advancing the future of healthcare delivery. That’s why AAMI is calling on innovators and startups to pitch their digital health solutions at the AAMI Xcelerator, where they’ll compete for $9,000 in prizes, expert mentoring, and access to business advisors.

The AAMI Xcelerator Pitch Competition on Sunday, June 12 will anchor AAMI Exchange 2020, the premiere global health technology event of the year, taking place June 12–15 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Last year’s competition featured several impressive entries, including an augmented reality system intended to improve surgical treatment for cancer patients, an interactive telerehabilitation platform for children, and an analytical tool to optimize patient scheduling.

“As health sector changes continue to gather speed, we expect to see exciting and innovative solutions presented at the AAMI Xcelerator,” says AAMI President and CEO Rob Jensen. “AAMI is committed to offering health technology startups an opportunity to present their ideas for improved healthcare delivery through advanced technologies. All of us at AAMI look forward to the presentations these innovators will share with us during AAMI Exchange 2020.”

For this year’s pitch competition, early-stage entrepreneurs are encouraged to submit their innovations focused on successfully commercializing clinical automation technologies, such as:

  • Artificial intelligence and deep machine learning in clinical settings
  • Advancements in virtual and augmented reality
  • Emerging trends in cybersecurity
  • The use of blockchain

Collaborators include the Albert Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Greater New Orleans, Inc., New Orleans BioInnovation Center, Tulane University, and Xavier University. All collaborators support this opportunity to highlight innovations emanating from the greater New Orleans community, and to support regional economic development.

To apply for the 2020 AAMI Xcelerator Pitch Competition, visit www.aami.org/XCeleratorApplications are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, May 1. Register for AAMI Exchange 2020 by March 20 to receive early registration discounts. AAMI Exchange registration is not required to attend the Xcelerator.