LifeBridge Health, CareFirst Announce Innovation Challenge

LifeBridge Health and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) have joined forces for a Shark Tank-style challenge to find “the best and brightest digital health startups” to present innovative ideas that could change the face of healthcare. Participants are presented with the chance to earn a prize of up to $50k and the opportunity to work directly with healthcare practitioners and industry experts to further their work.



“Being a champion of innovation and groundbreaking solutions to ongoing healthcare issues is an essential part of the LifeBridge Health mission to provide the best care for our patients and the communities we serve. We are thrilled to be joining with CareFirst in this exciting new endeavor.” – Dr. Jonathan Ringo, senior vice president of LifeBridge Health, and president and chief operating officer of Sinai Hospital.

“CareFirst is expanding the dialogue around innovation within our own organization, and we are interested to learn more about the ideas others have for transforming the healthcare industry. Thinking of better, smarter ways to deliver care to our members and the community will go a long way toward improving the health of those we serve.” – President & CEO of CareFirst, Brian D. Pieninck.

Bottom Line: Apply here by April 15.