2020 AHA Innovation Challenge

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Innovation Challenge has been postponed.

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In Response to COVID-19


First American and the AHA are focused on helping hospitals and health systems care for patients, communities and staff. As a result, we are postponing the AHA 2020 Innovation Challenge. We will provide you with more information as decisions are made. We appreciate your patience and support as we maneuver these dynamic and trying times.

View the Latest Updates and Resources on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).


2019 Innovation Challenge:

The 2019 AHA Innovation Challenge called on hospitals and health systems to develop big ideas, bold solutions and expanded alliances to disrupt community health and eliminate health inequities. Last year's challenge focused on finding new ways to use technology to address social determinants, such as food, housing, transportation and jobs, and connecting people with proper resources that meet community health needs.

      2019 Innovation Challenge Winners



Press Release: AHA Center for Health Innovation Announces 2019 Innovation Challenge Winners.

Winning concepts offer creative solutions for addressing social determinants of health using technology. Read more.

AHA Advancing Health Podcast: Health care leaders investing in innovation.

On this AHA Advancing Health Podcast, Jay Bhatt, AHA senior vice president and chief medical officer, and Jonah Michael, senior vice president of First American Healthcare Finance, discuss why innovation has become a top priority for hospitals and health systems. Listen here.



2019 Innovation Challenge Winners Ceremony:  

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Invest in Innovation...

First American Healthcare Finance provides leasing and financing for all healthcare providers investing in innovation to improve care for patients.

Contact us to find out what innovative projects we can help with:  800.801.3830 or financing@fahf.com

*The 2018 AHA Innovation Challenge is generously sponsored by First American Healthcare Finance.
*By Requesting the Full Submission, this opts you in to receiving Marketing Emails from First American Healthcare Finance. 
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