The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is pleased to announce the Easy EHR Issue Reporting Challenge. Electronic Health Record (EHR) usability issues can adversely affect health care quality and patient safety. In order to effectively address such issues, clinicians, hospitals, and health IT developers need better tools to capture, analyze, and understand how and why errors occur. This challenge is a multidisciplinary call to software developers, clinicians, and innovators to create a tool that will make it easier for doctors, nurses, and other care team members to efficiently and effectively report concerns about the usability or safety of EHRs to appropriate parties, such as the hospital or practice’s IT team, the EHR developer, and Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs).
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is pleased to announce the Secure API Server Showdown Challenge, which invites interested stakeholders to build a secure, FHIR server using current industry standards, best practices, and recently issued healthcare-specific implementation guide requirements.
The goal of the Patient Matching Algorithm Challenge is to bring about greater transparency and data on the performance of existing patient matching algorithms, spur the adoption of performance metrics for patient data matching algorithm vendors, and positively impact other aspects of patient matching such as deduplication and linking to clinical data. Participants will be provided a data set and will have their answers evaluated and scored against a master key. Up to 6 cash prizes will be awarded with a total purse of up to $75,000.00.
The Patient Matching Challenge closes on September 12, 2017.
The main purpose of the Antimicrobial Resistance Rapid, Point-of-Need Diagnostic Test’ Challenge is to obtain an awardee(s) that will develop one or more rapid, point-of-care in vitro diagnostic tests that would be of significant clinical and public health utility to combat the development and spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria or diagnostic tests that distinguish between bacterial and viral infections.
The “Proving the Potential: A Health Data and Standards Code-A-Thon,” is being hosted by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) on April 24-25, 2017. The competition challenges software developers, students, and aspiring entrepreneurs to team up and leverage publicly accessible Internet and health-specific tools to prove the potential for them to work together to solve tangible interoperability challenges in healthcare while maintaining appropriate levels of privacy and security.
This challenge is a call for designers, developers, investigators, and patient privacy experts and others to submit White Papers on the topic of “Blockchain Technology and the Potential for Its Use in Health IT and/or Healthcare Related Research Data.”
The “Use of Blockchain in Health IT and Health-related Research” Ideation Challenge solicits white papers on the topic of Blockchain Technology and the potential use in Health IT to address privacy, security, and scalability challenges of managing electronic health record and resources.
Up to 15 winners will be awarded a cash prize and up to 8 winners may be invited to present their papers at an upcoming industry-wide workshop co-hosted with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), September 26-27, 2016, at the NIST headquarters in Gaithersburg, MD.
Investments in digital health have never been higher. Encouraged by the increasingly favorable changes being made to health policy in the U.S., many entrepreneurs have answered the call to action to solve problems related to health care delivery and access, disease management, and cost reduction.
Four $5,000 winners’ prizes
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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and Treehouse Health are excited to collaborate on the Medication Management Code-a-thon, taking place at Treehouse Health from Friday, October 24 to Sunday, October 26. This highly interactive event is an opportunity for developers, patients, and providers to work together to generate new ideas and code while learning about initiatives like openFDA and the National Library of Medicine’s Pillbox.