Your-big-ideaLast year, two ideas, Patient Services Kiosks and myPenn Scheduler, were selected as the winners of Your Big Idea: Penn Medicine’s Innovation Tournament. Today, both of these ideas are a reality, thanks to the hard work of the Your Big Idea winners and skilled collaborators from all across Penn Medicine. In addition to those winning ideas, we’ve implemented dozens of other ideas that were submitted.

Now, The Your Big Challenge will focus on finding opportunities to be more efficient while continuing to excel at our tripartite mission of Patient Care, Teaching & Research. The Challenge includes some new features and enhancements—including the Prove Us Wrong Challenge, where you’ll have a chance to develop your idea even if it doesn’t make it through to the next round right away. Most importantly, we’ll implement more ideas than last year, by providing you with the training and resources to pursue your teams’ ideas independently.

The new Your Big Idea Cost-Savings Challenge is now open. The deadline to submit your idea is June 7. Winners will be announced the week of June 24, 2013.For more information, please visit www.pennmedicine.org/YourBigIdea.

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