Penn Medicine

Innovation Accelerator Program FAQ

Who can apply?

All Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health employees are welcome to apply.  In previous years team leads have come from all levels of Penn Medicine.

How can I apply?

Submit an online application by 5 PM on Tuesday, September 3.

Should I book an iConsult before applying?

We strongly recommend doing so.

What is an iConsult?

iConsults are innovation consultations with the Center for Health Care Innovation team at LG Health. We offer 30-60 minute slots to discuss your challenge and help you think about ways forward. Click here to request an iConsult.

Can I submit more than one application?

Yes, multiple applications can be submitted per individual/team.

What kind of projects are you looking to fund?

We seek applicants who believe their ideas can make a meaningful impact in one or more of the following areas: improving patient experience and health outcomes; using connected health approaches to improve care; reducing the cost of care while maintaining and improving patient outcomes.  

After submitting an application, when will I get a response?

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.  All teams are notified about the official status of their applications by late September.

What is the timeline for phase one of the program?

Phase one will kick off in late October and run through May 2020.

What kind of mentorship will my team receive in phase one?

Each team will be matched with an innovation advisor from the Acceleration Lab, Center for Digital Health, or Lancaster General Health who will dedicate 40% of their time to the project.  Teams will also be invited to attend a series of workshops and one-to-one advising sessions to learn high impact innovation methods for refining and rapidly validating solutions.

Is technical support available?

Technical support can be provided if needed based on individual projects. The Center has technical staff on hand for design and development as well as expertise with legal and health system policy. Along with your innovation advisor, your team will determine when to access such resources.

Whom should I contact with additional questions?

Please send additional questions to lghinnovation@pennmedicine.upenn.edu, or book an innovation consultation