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About HTIC

Now in its 5th year, the HealthTech Innovation Challenge-Health (HTIC) is an annual innovation-led program that brings together partners from across the health ecosystem to innovate, collaborate and ultimately create better healthcare experiences for all people.

Accenture is bringing the Challenge to life in a virtual platform for 2021. Startup healthcare technology innovators are encouraged to review the challenge categories and apply for the program by Friday, July 2, 2021.

Learn more about the broader HealthTech Innovation Challenge program and see the results of the 2020 Life Sciences Challenge.


Apply now

The Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge has brought healthcare organizations and start-ups together to tackle the world’s biggest health issues. We are looking for the best, most innovative start-ups serving North America to compete in a challenge focused on solutions for health organizations. If selected you are committing to participating (virtually) at the corresponding event scheduled for Tuesday, September 28th. To apply, click the link below to complete the online form. (Please note, you will need to complete the online form in one sitting. You may download a PDF of the questions to draft your response offline, but must submit the online form to be considered for the Challenge). All applications must be received by Friday, July 2, 2021. For questions, reach out to the HealthTech Innovation Challenge team.


Challenge categories

The HealthTech Innovation Challenge supports innovative technologies and drives creative solutions to improve the way people access and manage healthcare. Solutions focus on the following areas:

Increased access

Expanding access to services and treatments, including virtual care, digital therapeutics and new healthcare delivery models for underserved needs.

Consumer & clinician experience

Creating positive experiences, including solutions to improve wellbeing, care coordination, disease prevention and chronic condition management.

Operational efficiency

Increasing enterprise efficiency and core day-to-day processes, including back office solutions, and patient, data and distribution management.

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Entry criteria

Applications will be accepted May 1 - July 2, 2021. The application process is open to all companies regardless of size, provided they meet the following criteria.

You are a growth stage company where access to executives and established healthcare organizations is critical to your business and will impact growth.

You have a beta product to demonstrate and are prepared to share access to program partners under NDA (and as reasonable for no additional cost).

If selected, you are committing to participating (virtually) at the corresponding event.

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2020 Innovation Champion & 2020 Top Innovator

Congratulations to the 2020 Innovation Champion and Top Innovator of last year’s Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge - Health North America

Innovation Champion: Capital RX

Top Innovator: Carrot Health

Thank you to all those who submitted entries for this year’s challenge.

Finalists of the 2020 HealthTech Innovation Challenge

2020 finalists

Congratulations to the 11 Finalists from the 2020 Health Challenge!

Capital Rx

A next generation PBM overseeing self-insured prescription benefit plans for employers, unions and government entities. Learn more.

Carrot Health, Inc.

A startup whose software platform uses data to provide actionable insights to inform Growth, Health and Quality. Learn more.

DynamiCare Health

A platform for families and individuals that reinforces a person’s recovery from addiction and rewards healthy behavior. Learn more.


Mira is building the next-generation health delivery network, starting with preventative and urgent care. Learn more.

Paloma Health

The first online, end to end medical practice focused solely on elevating the care and experience of patients with hypothyroidism. Learn more.


A digital health prescribing platform that enables clinicians to integrate, prescribe and monitor health tools from their EHR workflows. Learn more.


A proactive approach to health and wellness that is simple, convenient, and compassionate for your employees and their families. Learn more.


A cloud-based clinical decision support platform that helps clinicians individualize treatment at the point of care. Learn more.


A total workforce platform reducing spend and empowering healthcare staff. Learn more.

Orderly health

A data solution that assesses and repairs your provider directory without disrupting your current workflow. Learn more.


The TCARE technology suite is designed to help care professionals intervene before a family caregiver burns out. Learn more.

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