On June 8, 2011, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced the launch of the Investing in Innovation (i2) Initiative, a bold new program designed to spur innovations in health IT. The program centers on prizes and competitions to accelerate the development of solutions and communities around key challenges in health IT.
The goals of the Blue Button Co-Design Challenge are:
Build support for Blue Button Plus by engaging three crucial communities:
Patients through crowd sourcing of application ideas, co-design, and public voting on winning products
Companies and application builders through a public competition and prize money
Developers by rewarding open source developer tools that make it easier to build Blue Button Plus enabled applications
Expand our understanding of how patients want to use their clinical data, and what products they want to see developed.
- Total Prizes: $55,000
August 5, 2013
To address the needs of cancer survivors, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is launching the Crowds Care for Cancer: Supporting Survivors Challenge in conjunction with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as part of the Investing in Innovation (i2) program.
- Total Prizes: $40,000
May 28, 2013
The Apps4TotsHealth Challenge is a call for developers, researchers, and other innovators to make use of the Healthdata.gov data API and integrate the TXT4Tots message library into a new or existing platform. The intent of the challenge is two-fold:
Showcase the use of the new data API on Healthdata.
- Total Prizes: $25,000
May 20, 2013
In order to support broader adoption and uptake of promising IT-enabled interventions that address care transitions, ONC is challenging software developers to create an easy-to-use web-based tool that will make post-discharge follow-up appointment scheduling a more effective and shared process for care providers, patients and caregivers.
- Total Prizes: $5,000
May 7, 2012
The “Health Data Platform Metadata Challenge” requests the application of existing voluntary consensus standards for metadata common to all open government data, and invites new designs for health domain specific metadata to classify datasets in our growing catalog, creating entities, attributes and relations that form the foundations for better discovery, integration and liquidity.
- Total Prizes: $35,000
January 6, 2013
The “Health Data Platform Simple Sign-On Challenge” will improve community engagement by providing simplified sign on (SSO) for external users interacting across multiple HDP technology components, making it easier for community collaborators to contribute, leveraging new approaches to decentralized authentication.
- Total Prizes: $35,000
January 6, 2013
This challenge is a multidisciplinary call to innovators and developers to create a mobile device-optimized tool that engages and empowers women to improve the prevention and treatment of breast, cervical, uterine, and ovarian cancer in underserved and minority communities and interfaces with provider electronic health records (EHRs).
- Total Prizes: $100,000
February 5, 2013
The “Mobilizing Data for Pressure Ulcer Prevention Challenge” is a multidisciplinary call to develop a mobile health app to facilitate observation and documentation for prevention, early detection and appropriate management of pressure ulcers in clinical settings. The app is intended to encourage the use of information exchange standards. The challenge will demonstrate the value of common models and terminologies and promote the continued integration of nursing content into SNOMED CT, as well as the development of common clinical information models of interest to nursing.
- Total Prizes: $80,000
April 29, 2013
The Seeker wishes to enable location-specific, near-real-time monitoring and reporting of air pollutants (particulates or individual chemical species) and related physiological parameters, using a personal, portable integrated system. The intent is to use such devices to increase the level of information about local air quality, and to enable more conclusive analysis of links between air pollutant levels and their associated physiological effects.
- Total Prizes: $160,000
October 5, 2012
The purpose of this challenge is to improve the design of the medical record so it is more usable by and meaningful to patients, their families, and others who take care of them. This is an opportunity to take the plain-text Blue Button file and enrich it with visuals and a better layout. Innovators will be invited to submit their best designs for a medical record that can be printed and viewed digitally.
- Total Prizes: $51,000
November 30, 2012