Announced! Center for Healthcare Innovation LAUNCH Semi-Finalists

July 7, 2022

Congratulations to our six LAUNCH Semi-Finalists! The goal of LAUNCH is to improve and augment chronic disease management and prevention for patients and clients within the Atrium Health System, utilizing new care models and technologies that are implemented in a home environment.  First Place will receive a $55,000.00 grand prize along with staff support from the Center for Healthcare Innovation (CHI) and Internal Medicine (IM).

2022 LAUNCH Semi-Finalists

Andrea Moody, DNP, AGPCNP-BC

Atrium Transition Services -  Cabarrus Location

“Facilitating Self-Management To Improve Diabetes (FASTID)”  

Cara Haberman, MD

Associate Professor and Section Head, Department of Pediatrics

“TeenTrack: Your Guide on the Road to Adult Healthcare“

Kimberly Vass-Eudy, DO

Senior Director of Clinical Operations, CHESS Health Solutions

“Home Urinalysis and Virtual Triage for Patients with Urinary Tract Infection to Avoid Unnecessary Emergency Department Utilization“


Nursing Support and Geriatric Clinical Nurse Leader, Atrium Health

“Implementation of a Delirium Risk Stratification Tool and Interventions for Geriatric Patients Admitted to the Atrium Health Hospital at Home Program“

Jaime Hughes, PhD, MPH, MSW

Assistant Professor, Department of Implementation Science

“Advancing the development of a patient-reported platform for multiple health behavior change“

Stephen Downes, MD, MS

Professor and Vice-Chair for Learning Health Systems; Associate Director, Biomedical Informatics

“Health Improvement through Computer Automation“

Key Dates:

Date Event
July 8, 2022
Semi-finalists chosen and announced
July/Aug, 2022
Initial Idea Incubator with CHI and co-sponsors
Aug/Sept, 2022
Final Idea Incubator with CHI and co-sponsors
Oct 14-16, 2022 Launch 2022 Finals
Nov 2022 - June 2023 Launch 2022 Innovation Accelerator
July, 2023

Launch 2022 Innovation Implementation

Questions? Contact Renee Woodard at