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GE Hospital Quest

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Wed 28 Nov 2012
– Mon 18 Feb 2013 (3 years ago)


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  • December 21, 2012
    Milestone 1 Submission Cutoff
  • December 28, 2012
    Milestone 1 Winner Announced
  • January 21, 2013
    Milestone 2 Submission Cutoff
  • January 28, 2013
    Milestone 2 Winner Announced
  • February 17, 2013
    Submissions Closed
  • March 4, 2013
    Grand Prize Winners announced

Prize Pool

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Milestone Prizes ?

Milestone 1 $5,000
Milestone 2 $5,000

Grand Prizes

1st $30,000
2nd $20,000
3rd $10,000
4th $7,000

LSU Prize ?


Think it’s possible to make hospital visits hassle-free? GE does.

Hospital Quest Winners

  1. Integrated with the discharge management process, this app automatically generates lists of available post-acute care providers. This minimizes administrative tasks for social workers and enables them to devote more time to patients.
  2. This app provides a mobile solution to the complex problems of discharge management. By supporting better communication throughout the discharge management process, it introduces patient and caregiver choice into the discharge discussion and supports timely communication between the hospital care team and community based care providers.
  3. This app enables a more efficient approach to managing porter resources in a care facility, dispatching porter resources to the areas of greatest need. 
  4. By grouping primary care physicians by “permission levels” and patients with a “priority score,” this app is designed to streamline scheduling between primary care physicians and specialists. This allows specialists to schedule more referrals from physicians whose referrals lead to the most surgeries and ultimately, more profit for specialty offices.
  5. This app facilitates the communication of discharge instructions in a visual, plain-language manner, helping patients to better follow with their post-discharge care plan.
  6. This app provides workflow checklists for standard healthcare procedures to improve operational flow, provide vital information for the patient and hospital staff, reduce mistakes and improve the patient experience.

Think it’s possible to make hospital visits hassle-free? GE does.

Despite every good intention, far too often, frustration and confusion are common reactions to a hospital visit. Many factors must come together to avoid things like long wait times, poor communication, repetitive paperwork, procedure delays, damaged or lost equipment, delayed discharge, and more. It is estimated that there is $100 billion wasted annually in healthcare inefficiencies, distracting facilities from their primary focus ‐ patient care.
Now more than ever, we have the ability to improve on the efficiencies within hospitals. Think you’ve got the cure?

Your challenge:  Contribute to the design of the ultimate patient experience.

While medicine should be left to the professionals, many aspects of hospital operations are ripe for rethinking. In this Quest, focus on operational (non-medical) solutions that can promote an improved health care system experience for patient and family.