MSQC Surgical Shark Tank Competition

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DO YOU HAVE AN INNOVATIVE IDEA TO HELP IMPROVE SURGICAL CARE?

THROW IT TO THE SHARKS!

The MSQC Shark Tank Competition has been designed to showcase the creativity, insight, and competitive spirit of Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative membership.  We are looking for killer investment-ready ideas!

The MSQC Coordinating Center is inviting entries that represent the most innovative and impactful ideas to improve the quality of surgical care.  A single winner will be selected to receive statewide recognition and an $8000 investment to accelerate their quality improvement project, idea, or concept.  

The Shark Tank review committee will select as many as six finalists. All finalists will be invited to present their quality improvement ideas at the 2017 MSQC Conference, scheduled for October 5th and 6th at Boyne Mountain Resort.  

The winning entry will be selected through live voting by conference attendees and a panel of judges (Sharks) representing experts in the field of healthcare, surgery, and quality improvement.

Examples of innovative and impactful concepts:

  • A new or innovative method of capturing Patient Reported Outcomes

  • Support for creative ‘patient kits’ to improve outcomes and satisfaction

  • Development and distribution of a new educational training video

Ready to apply?

To apply for the MSQC Surgical Shark Tank Competition, gather the content below, and then click on the link below to submit your application.

  • Title of proposed project

  • Hospital Name

  • Project Lead Information: Name, Phone, Email

  • Other key collaborators: Names, Affiliations, Email

  • Brief summary of project goals and plans/approaches

  • Brief description of what is unique about the project. If it is competitive to any existing product or service, please describe how your project compares.

  • Detailed description of how you plan to accomplish the overall plan

  • Estimated steps/milestones/timeline to reach patients

  • Anticipated total budget and outline of what a prize of $8000 will allow you to accomplish

Click here to apply for the MSQC Surgical Shark Tank Competition!