Tuesday, April 14, 2009

1. Introduction


The X PRIZE Foundation, a nonprofit organization that drives innovation through large incentive competitions, has partnered with the WellPoint Foundation and WellPoint, Inc. to develop a $10M+ Healthcare X PRIZE to revolutionize the US healthcare system. This document contains an initial design for a prize to improve the health of Americans. We are sharing our initial thinking to solicit public feedback and engage you in the conversation to help us create the best prize possible.

This initial prize design was released to the public on April 14, 2009 for a 45 day period of public comment. Your comments and input will be used to test and refine our objectives and design. We will continue to engage the public and experts throughout the world to help us further explore in depth areas critical to the prize development effort. By June, we should have a final prize design that will move into a planning phase in anticipation of a launch by the end of 2009.
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