Johns Hopkins University student teams recently won both first and second place in the seventh annual Healthcare Business Association case competition, sponsored this year by global science and technology innovator Danaher Corporation, and held Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. In all, 16 student teams from universities across the nation traveled to Baltimore to compete for the $7,500 first-place prize, on a case judged by a panel of Danaher Health IT subject experts and business leaders.
Five Johns Hopkins students – including three from Carey Business School– comprised the winning team. Included was Abha Patil, MBA/MPH dual degree through Carey and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Eliana Glanzberg-Krainin, MBA/MPH; Gosia Latallo, PhD, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions; Julia Eckstein, MPH; and Taylor Cottle, PhD, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.
Finishing second in the competition was another Johns Hopkins team composed entirely of Carey Business School students: Gilda Aussi, Carey Flexible MBA; Cathy Moore, MBA/MPH; Ernest Nyarko, Carey full-time MBA; Gururaj Rao, Carey full-time MBA; and Joseph Tisinger, Carey full-time MBA.
The third-place contingent represented the University of Southern California.
The case question put to all of the teams involved a hypothetical decision by Danaher's Diagnostics platform to commercialize additional health care software solutions that would be focused on improving patient workflow and management within a hospital setting, as well as clinical design support tools that leverage other data sources. How, the teams were asked, should the company build a strategy to make these solutions financially viable?