Preliminary Competition Timeline

Above image is the proposed timeline for the competition detailed description below, starting with a proposal submission followed by prototype building in round one and solution deployment and user testing in the final round each with its own judging phase.

We would like your feedback on the overall timeline of the prize.
Please leave any thoughts or ideas you may have in the comments below!

Here is more detail of what each section composes of:
Overall, we expect teams to develop and deploy 3-6 solutions for real-life demonstration in a catchment area and the chosen health focus.
Round 1 (6 Months): Proposal Submission
Teams carry out human centered design with country health leadership, frontline health workers (FHW), & key stakeholders. Then they submit written proposals for how to aggregate & harmonize data AND how they will demonstrate both the primary and secondary benefits.

**Round 2 (12 Months): Build & Test Interoperability System **
Develop an interoperability prototype and demonstrate its quality and functionality through testing with the existing point-of-care systems and against predetermined criteria such as accuracy, speed, and other performance metrics.

Round 3 (12 Months): Deployment and Demonstration of Primary and Secondary Benefits
Deploy solution in one catchment area. Gather user feedback on the solution to demonstrate the primary benefits to the frontline health workers and the secondary benefits for population level insights for evaluation by health leadership.

Hi @ymedan, @mashizaq, @preciouslunga, @shamakarkal, @ajchenx, @jonc101, @bngejane, @supratik12, @Nitesh, @addy_kulkarni, @pglass - Please provide your feedback on the overall timeline of this competition.

@Shashi 6 months for proposal submission is quite a long time, but considering that we shall be submitting 3-6 different proposals, I think it is doable. I am okay with round 2 and 3 timelines

@Shashi My preference is 3 months for submission, 9 months for development (it is enough for having a baby :slight_smile: and 12 months for depoyment. Note that some solutions can demonstrate benefits in a shorter time frame and some may need more time. So clipping at 12 months may force some (good) submissions to become unqualified.

Thanks @mashizaq and @ymedan for sharing your thoughts.

Hi @kenjisuzuki, @Nvargas2, @skornik, @Kwenz, @Manoj_Nemocare, @tylerbn, @biki, @siimsaare and @Davisthedoc - Curious to know if you have any feedback to share on the proposed timeline of this competition.

@Shashi I am looking this and thinking it is a little “how long is a piece of string”. The timelines look good from development cycle perspective. But they are highly reliant, amongst others, on the resources available to each team (controllable), access to the health systemS data systems (not controllable and, in this context, not easy) and the availability of the appropriate resources within the health system to do what needs to be done (not controllable). This can be managed through contracting, refining the MVP and the appropriate funding. Excuse me if I have missed some of this input earlier on in previous discussions. But timelines definitely need to be looked at against other criteria…

Thanks @skornik for sharing your thoughts.

Hi @orsina, @janansmith, @jenyxp, @arun_venkatesan, @DidierC, @dpatterson22, @rajpanda, @RahulJindal and @SArora - Would love to hear your thoughts on the proposed preliminary timeline of this competition.

Very short,
I would prefer shorter because Life Extension is urgent
Phase 1 maximum 3 months
Phase 2 maximum 6 months
Phase 3 maximum 9 months
But maybe I missed things

Thanks @DidierC for your thoughts. I feel you have mistaken this prize for Age Reversal, where we are working on the prize design for life extension. This timeline is for Frontline Health XPRIZE, wherein the teams would have to design a solution that aggregates and harmonizes health data to address the primary care needs of a country. In this respect, what are your thoughts on the proposed timeline.

Hi @paulauerbach, @synhodo, @reubenwenisch, @MachineGenes, @ShmuleyG, @CHardaker, @Hongsoo, @stephaniel, @JohnParrishSprowl - What is your take on the proposed timeline for the FLH competition?

Sorry Shashi, lost indeed in your diversity. Great initiatives here anyway.

To me, the timeline looks okay. Could you elaborate on this catchment area, please? Roughly how many health workers are part of it? Do you think 1 catchment area will suffice? Are we measuring the impact created?

Hi @Marthavjennings, @joshnesbit, @mendezra2, @JohnParrishSprowl, @LeeStein, @drdavewinkler and @Easin32746 - Curious to know if you have any thoughts on the proposed timeline for the FLH competition.

@mashizaq ~ You are spot on! Actually, the visual timeline breaks down the 6 months into 3 months to conduct the human-centered design sessions (not that the design sessions will take 3 months, but they may need to be conducted in multi-day sessions over time, so we allowed some buffer for preparations, etc) and then 3 months to prepare the written proposals the design sessions. It’s comforting to hear that you think 3 months is sufficient (but not too much) for the written proposals. Thanks for your input!

@HeatherSutton You are welcome

@reubenwenisch - We are still working on the catchment area, trying to understand the various necessary factors. We’ll keep you posted once we finalize. We will definitely measure the impact and scale it.

Dear @Shashi, thanks for your leadership.
I agree with @mashizaq and @HeatherSutton.

Thanks @Hongsoo

@ymedan ~ Haha! I love your reference to pregnancy and the 9-month timeframe for development.

@skornik ~ Glad to know that the timelines look okay from a development cycle perspective. You are 100% correct in that our final timelines will be dependent on other factors, namely our country partner - very perceptive of you to mention that! :smile:

The goal is to co-design the final details with the country partner (once they are selected) and to determine the very items you mentioned: How much access to data will teams have? Or alternately, what synthetic data can we use in it’s place? What health system resources (including workforce) will be available for implementing and testing the final solutions. There is still much to be determined on the specifics, but that we hope to nail down within the next few months.