Pediatric Innovation

KidsX is a global ecosystem of pediatric innovators, anchored by a consortium of the leading children’s hospitals motivated to accelerate health innovation and transform care in the pediatric space.

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About KidsX

KidsX is focused on solving the most pressing problems in pediatric care delivery by facilitating collaboration between leading healthcare organizations, inspired entrepreneurs, payors, investors, corporate partners, and more.

An industry leader in accelerating startups and elevating innovation within pediatric hospitals, KidsX serves as a catalyst for innovation through our Accelerator Programs, Innovation Challenges, and Hospital Consortium initiatives.

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KidsX Focus Areas

Every year KidsX hospitals come together to prioritize a select set of focus areas they wish to solve using innovative digital solutions. The KidsX Accelerator’s unique reverse pitch model enables alignment between participating companies and KidsX hospitals at the onset of the program. This year’s focus areas are: 

Mental & Behavioral Health

Solutions could address resources for pediatric patients, tools and resources for treating providers, detection/screening/triage, at-home engagement/monitoring, automation and AI, and other areas

Staffing Shortages and Education

Solutions could address staffing recruitment/retention, continuing education and competencies, relieving burnout, reducing workload, and other related areas for staff at pediatric organizations

Care Coordination

Solutions could address care coordination between specialists, between pediatric organizations, between providers and a pediatric patient’s support network, and coordination for patients transitioning out of pediatric care

Health Equity

Solutions could address bias within data, access to underserved individuals and/or communities, resources for staff, providers, pediatric patients, and/or families to increase equity, and other areas

Patient Experience

Solutions could address a pediatric organization’s digital front door, translation and education services, communication, or other aspects of pediatric patient experiences