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Oklahoma State University
Center for Health Systems Innovation

Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

Rural Health Innovation Weekend

Postponed until further notice!

What is Rural Health Innovation Weekend?

The OSU Center for Health Systems Innovation is proud to host a weekend event that will connect health care administrators, providers, industry leaders, and entrepreneurs with students from medical, technical, analytic, business, and engineering professions. Teams form to brainstorm and develop solutions to the complex challenges faced by small town and rural health care providers and citizens.

The purpose of this event is to gather people from different backgrounds to work together on developing new services or products that will benefit rural healthcare.

dr steve north
marie moran
break out sessions
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General Information:


We are excited to announce that the 2017 Rural Health Innovation Weekend will be held on October 6th-8th (Postponed until further notice) in Tulsa Oklahoma at the Tandy Education Center located at 1111 West 17th Street, Tulsa, OK, 74105. See the map for the Tandy Education Center.

tandy education center


October 6th - October 8th. On Friday the 6th, the event kicks off at 6:00pm. See Agenda for specifics.

There are several events occurring this same weekend around Tulsa that you might be interested in attending…
You will be able to enjoy the Tulsa State Fair this same weekend located at the Tulsa State Fair Grounds.

Keynote Speakers:

The 2017 RHIW weekend will kick off with a presentation by Chad Landgraf of the OSU Center for Rural Health who will discuss the top challenges faced by rural health care providers and our fellow small town and rural Oklahomans. He will be followed by Marie Moran, a Stanford University trained design thinking consultant with clients including Boeing, Google, 3M, and healthcare entities. Read more about them here.


The cost for the entire weekend is $50.00. The fee is waived for all student participants who attend the event. The fee includes food provided through out the weekend and fun swag for the participants.


Friday 6pm-10pm: Keynote Speakers:

Rural Health Needs, Chad Landgraf, M.S. GISP
Design Process for Healthcare Innovations, Marie Moran, M.S.

Saturday 8am-3pm:

Work Day with mentors

Sunday 8am- 12pm:

Team Presentations
Prize Awards


RHIW thanks the Center for Executive and Professional Development (CEPD) for managing our registration! If you have not attended a CEPD event before, you will be asked to set up an account as part of enrollment. For assistance with registration call CEPD at 405-744-5208.

Online Registration

Hotel Accommodation:

For this event, we have a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn Tulsa City Center located at 17 W. 7th Street, Tulsa, OK 74119. The rate is guaranteed if you book by September 6th, 2017. Please call the hotel at 918-585-5898 and reference our group: OSU Rural Health Innovation Weekend or go to their website and book online! Both single and double rooms are available at a negotiated rate of $89/ per night. There is also a shuttle service that will pick you up and drop you off at the airport, as well as provide free transportation anywhere within five miles of the hotel-which includes the location of our event and even travel to the Tulsa State Fair.

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Interested in sponsoring the event? Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact us!

Judging and Prize Money:

Each team will present their solution on Sunday.  Judges will select first, second and third place winners. First place will be awarded $3,000. Second place will be awarded $2,000.  Third place will be awarded $1,000. RHIW participants also vote on a People’s Choice award of $500.

judges panel
1st place winners
2nd place winners
3rd place and peoples choice winners


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For more information:

OSU Center for Health Systems Innovation
810 S. Cincinnati Ave, Suite 112
Tulsa, OK 74119-1601
Phone: 918-561-1155