Physicians, administrators: Share your stories on costs of care

Boston-based nonprofit Costs of Care wants to hear patients, clinicians and hospital administrators tell their stories of success and failure in the pursuit of affordable healthcare, with the chance to win $5,000 in prizes.

To do this, Costs of Care is teaming up with a number of stakeholders, including the Healthcare Financial Management Association to launch an essay contest, "The Best Care, The Lowest Cost: One Idea At a Time."

The contest will collect writing or video submissions from individuals or small teams that focus on experiences that show the challenges and opportunities in making healthcare more affordable.

"Over the years, Costs of Care has demonstrated that those of us on the frontlines of healthcare delivery see routine opportunities to make healthcare more affordable every day. I’m thrilled by this opportunity to bring patients, nurses, physicians, financial administrators, and others, into a common conversation," Neel Shah, MD, executive director at Costs of Care and assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, said in a statement.

The winning entry will be decided by five judges and announced at the 2015 Strata Decision Summit in Chicago on Nov. 3, 2015. Preference will be given to entries that depict real-world experiences and innovative ideas that can become part of a larger solution to address the rising costs of care.

Submissions are due Sept. 28, 2015. Find out more here.


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