UCLA Health has always been a home of “firsts.” From developing the world’s first functional PET imaging system to breakthrough immunotherapies and innovative health care apps, our staff and faculty are always looking for new and improved ways to advance our mission. Our innovative community continuously makes discoveries and redesigns care, with many of our system-wide tools and programs, such as CICARE and real-time occupancy dashboards, having been developed by staff and faculty here at UCLA. Each of these advancements, no matter how small, offers hope to our patients and our community.
UCLA Health has launched the UCLA Health Innovation Challenge to provide faculty, staff, trainees, patients, caregivers, volunteers, and UCLA students, the opportunity to help advance long-lasting health and wellness solutions.
There are two submission categories open to the community:
Greatest Idea: We are always looking for new and creative ways to advance our mission. Please participate in our greatest idea challenge. All topics are welcome.
Eligibility: Open to all. More >
Patient Experience (CICARE): Apply to receive recognition or the opportunity to expand your favorite patient experience pilots.
Eligibility: Employees, trainees, patients and caregivers. More >
The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2019. To learn more and to submit your ideas, see details below.
UCLA Health supports a culture of feedback. Please submit your greatest idea(s) for enhanced experience or operations at UCLA Health. All faculty, staff, trainees, patients, caregivers and volunteers are welcome to submit. All topics are welcomed.
Compete to receive recognition and/or the opportunity to expand a patient experience project your team has already implemented. This is an opportunity to win recognition with prizes and/or support and resources from leadership for programs and initiatives that need to scale and have shown success for six months or more. Feedback in the form of a quote from patients or participants can help submissions.
Examples include but are not limited to:
Increased comfort for patients and families, MindBody wellness, exercise, nutrition, monitoring, etc.
Teams that have implemented patient experience initiatives. Faculty, staff, trainees, patients, caregivers, volunteers, UCLA Health and UCLA Community are all welcome.
*Note if you have ideas that have not yet been implemented, please submit them through the Greatest Idea Challenge.