2013 Award Criteria & Rules

The “Innovation Impact” Awards recognize excellence in creatively meeting the needs of patients, caregivers and healthcare providers in today’s challenging healthcare environment. Selected programs/initiatives will have demonstrable impact on the lives of patients, family members, caregivers and/or medical professionals who provide treatment and care. Applicants will have implemented an effective, innovative and successful initiative in one of two therapeutic areas: hematology or oncology.

Submissions must demonstrate excellence in the following criteria categories:

  • Inspired innovation: Initiative should exhibit a thoughtful, creative and innovative approach to resolving a challenge faced by patients, family members, caregivers and/or healthcare providers.
  • Validated need: Applicants will be asked to clearly define and provide evidence to validate the existence of the challenge being faced by the targeted population; evidence can include peer-reviewed articles, scientific studies, internal or external survey data, etc.
  • Proven impact: Applications should clearly demonstrate a positive impact on the targeted patient, professional and/or healthcare provider population in the hematology or oncology community.
  • Measurable results:  Initiative must be evaluated through qualitative and/or quantitative measures and results must be shared within the application.
  • Building on success:  Applications should include plans for enhancing, growing and/or adapting the initiative in the future to best meet the needs of the targeted population. Be prepared to describe how your organization will build on success and creatively take this initiative to the next level.

Specific programs and initiatives are at the discretion of the applicant and may include, but are not limited to:

  • Patient and/or professional education
  • Policy activities
  • Awareness campaigns
  • Use of social media
  •  Publications

Scope and restrictions:

  •  Applications are restricted to patient and professional organizations and associations with an interest in hematology or oncology.
  • Organizations must be classified as a not-for-profit and headquartered in the United States.
  • Consideration for awards will not be given to individuals, medical facilities or research institutions.  Nor will applications be accepted for pre-clinical, clinical or translational research programs.
  •  Each organization may submit only one entry for one specific activity or program. Initiative must have begun no earlier than January 1, 2012.
  •  Organizations must submit a completed application form by the established deadline, 11:59 pm EDT, July 31, 2013.

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“Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world!”

–  Joel Arthur Barker, Futurist

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