The UCSF Rosenman ADAPT program, which connects leading payers and partners with emerging companies whose technologies improve the efficiency of healthcare, was recently covered in depth on Cambia Health’s “HealthChangers” podcast. Listen to the episode, or read the transcript, here.

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Welcome to the HealthChangers podcast presented by Cambia Health Solutions, where we share real stories of health care transformation from those experiencing it and those helping to make health care more personalized. I’m your host, Kendal.

Today on HealthChangers, we’re introducing the first episode in a three-part series looking at the role of start-up competitions, pitch-fests and “Shark Tank”-style challenges in advancing health care innovation.

In this episode, we go behind the scenes of one such competition: The UCSF’s Rosenman Institute’s ADAPT Challenge, where 500 entrepreneurs proposed solutions to rapid COVID testing in health care and home settings, telemedicine, behavioral health, remote patient monitoring and palliative care.

We talked with one of the judges of the competition, Karim Botros, Managing Partner at Echo Health Ventures about his experience and what excited him the most about the innovative ideas presented to today’s most pressing health care problems. Here to tell us more is Karim.