Want to learn more about More Disruption Please? Come and meet fellow health tech innovators and entrepreneurs at these upcoming events. Our team will be on hand to answer questions about the competition. 



Here are some resources to get you up to speed!



Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to address the pain points identified by athenahealth CEO, Jonathan Bush, in his recent blog post. Below you will find additional links to help get your team’s creativity flowing:

Healthcare Pain Points Being Fixed by Technology Entrepreneurs

Challenges and Opportunities for Hospitals in 2015

Medication Errors a Big Problem after Hospital Discharge

Barriers to Effective Discharge Planning

Putting a Spotlight on Discharge Planning and Problems with Care Transitions

Ensuring Patient Safety in Care Transitions

Hand-off Communication: Assuring the transfer of accurate patient information

Tracking Medication Information across Medical Records

Medication Errors a Big Problem after Hospital Discharge

Medication Errors

10 Popular Pharmacy Information Systems

Laboratory Information Systems

Laboratory Information Management Systems (Wikipedia)

What is a Laboratory Information System?

Radiology Information System (Wikipedia)

What is a Radiology Information System?

Managing Care Transitions in Rural Areas

Management of Normal Labor

Blood Bank (Wikipedia)

Blood Banking & Donation

Transitional Care (Wikipedia)

Inpatient Care (Wikipedia)



Does your team want to include a video or a demo as part of your submission? Please use the following resources to help you get started:

How to Present a Successful Hackathon Demo by TechCrunch

Use your webcam to record a video on YouTube

Digital video tips from O’Reilly Media

Video tutorials from



The required, ten slide (maximum), PDF presentation should focus on the key points of your solution and address each of the questions outlined in the Presentation Requirements. Please use the following resources for tips and tricks on the format and content of your presentation:

The Only 10 Slides You Need in a Pitch by Guy Kawasaki

Investor Pitch Deck Template from Crowdfunder

10 Tips for Making Beautiful Slide Show Presentations



If you have questions about the Requirements, athenahealth, More Disruption Please, or the Innovation Challenge in general, email or post a question on the Discussion Board.



FDB is pleased to announce participation in the MDP Innovation Challenge as a promotional partner, providing access to the FDB Cloud Connector™ web API for participants. Access to FDB Cloud Connector is available to participants from now until winners are announced on April 12, 2016

The FDB Cloud Connector™ is a web API solution that enables you to connect to the power of our drug knowledge via high performing and highly available web services hosted by FDB in the cloud. Based on state-of-the-art architecture, and powered by Amazon Web Services, the FDB Cloud Connector offers a host of advantages for health IT system developers.

Contact Brad Engels ( for login credentials and access to the FDB Cloud Connector™ Reference Documentation to learn more about: 

  • Making a first call
  • Find step-by-step instructions/examples
  • View developer considerations
  • Access REST/SOAP API reference


Leverage FDB Cloud Connector to Support your Business Needs:

  • Provides access to FDB's Library of over 5,000,000 ambulatory sigs for the purpose of facilitating e-Prescribing or ordering workflows
  • Performs adverse drug event checking such as potential drug-allergy alerts, drug-drug interaction alerts, and more
  • Delivers educational drug material
  • Supports user initiated searches for meds, allergies, or medical conditions within clinical workflows
  • Displays drug images
  • Provides access to drug price information