UCHealth Today: Students from Innovation Center of St. Vrain Valley Schools take on ‘Hospital Room of the Future’ challenge

In a similar fashion to the TV reality show, Shark Tank, young entrepreneurs from the St. Vrain Valley School District faced off as they pitched their brightest ideas about health care of the future.

They didn’t present to Mark Cuban and his TV team but rather a sophisticated group of top brass from UCHealth, including a physician in charge of innovation, a marketing wizard, and an IT chief who knows all about using technology to transform the health care experience.

The excitement and tension in the auditorium at the Innovation Center of St. Vrain Valley Schools in Longmont was thick, palpable almost, as very bright young people competed in the inaugural Hospital Room of the Future challenge. Ideas included: