Have a problem in healthcare that you think technology could help fix? Want to see what creative developers might do with access to new datasets or platforms? Anyone can sponsor a challenge. You can be a foundation, academic institution, investor, government agency, technology company or healthcare organization. If you have a question, you never know who might have a solution. For more details see the FAQs here. Submit a challenge here!
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The Allscripts Open App Challenge asks developers to create an application that fits into one of two categories:
Category A: The application improves management of high cost chronic diseases. Priority will be given to applications that help reduce costs and/or improve outcomes for the following chronic diseases: heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, stroke, pulmonary conditions (asthma/COPD), cancer and depression.
- Total Prizes: $750,000
February 3, 2013
To a significant degree, we have engineered physical activity out of our lives. Many neighborhoods and communities have been designed for car use, rather than pedestrians or public transit. The purpose of the ASAP Innovation Competition is to identify, reward, and scale innovative and impactful physical activity programs and technologies with excellent promise to motivate quality physical activity at school and beyond. The ultimate goal is to develop, guide, and scale the most promising of these innovations so they may reach children in schools across the country.
- Total Prizes: $100,000
April 2, 2012
The Palo Alto Medical Foundation’s (PAMF) David Druker Center for Health Systems Innovation is inviting communities to develop new ways to help seniors age successfully through the linkAges™ Developer Challenge and Accelerator Project.
- Total Prizes: $10,000
July 30, 2012
Aetna invites software developers to access the CarePass APIs and create an innovative solution to help consumers remember to take their medication.
- Total Prizes: $100,000
August 19, 2012
Aligning Forces For Quality (AF4Q) is the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) signature effort to lift the overall quality of health care in targeted communities, reduce racial and ethnic disparities and provide models for national reform. The premise of Aligning Forces is that no single person, group or profession can improve health and health care throughout a community without support of others. RWJF and Aligning Forces are challenging developers to develop an application that helps patients access better health care using publicly available inpatient and outpatient measures of health care quality from the Aligning Forces program.
- Total Prizes: $130,000
January 5, 2012
Create an interactive solution which enables patients to better manage their cardiovascular health through a customizable, user-friendly interface. The solution should be holistic and help organize and provide easy access to personalized health information, relevant public data, and aggregated content (ie education, treatment, diet, exercise and social network).
- Total Prizes: $160,000
November 14, 2011
The Aetna Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that is dedicated to promoting wellness, health, and access to high-quality health care for everyone. The Foundation focuses its grant-making on issues that improve health and the health care system in three areas, including Obesity, Racial and Ethnic Health Care Equity, and Integrated Health Care. The Aetna Foundation invites health services researchers, software developers, designers, clinicians and others to participate in an exciting project designed to make important data about obesity and related data sets available and accessible to health services researchers, public health officials, policy makers and similar stakeholders. The Challenge involves the creation of an interactive browser-based application with, at the developer’s discretion, additional platform capabilities that will take data and facilitate basic data visualization, predictive modeling and scenario analysis, among other functions.
- Total Prizes: $50,000
December 15, 2011
For this challenge we are calling all developers, entrepreneurs, social networking fanatics, and the public health and emergency response communities to develop a dynamic Facebook application that identifies and connects friends on Facebook who are willing to be ‘Lifelines.’ A Lifeline is a friend who will agree to check on you in an emergency, provide you with shelter in the case you need it and post updates about your well-being on your Facebook wall.
- Total Prizes: $16,000
November 4, 2011
The challenges of translating evidence for providers and patients are well-known (cite press citing studies). However, there is emerging evidence that mobile devices (and other technologies) coupled with innovative applications have the potential to enhance stakeholders’ understanding of health-related information. For example, demonstrating important issues in population health (e.g., flu outbreaks) by improving visual display of information (e.g., hot spot maps). The REACH Challenge is designed to produce innovative applications that generate results for patients, caregivers, and / or clinicians by providing them with access to evidence-based and relevant information to support more meaningful engagement and real-time decisions.
- Total Prizes: $5,000
November 15, 2011
Connecting health information to everyday consumers at locations that are accessible to both their homes and work locations is the goal of our challenge. Walgreens is transforming the role of the community pharmacy by developing a Health Guide position who will act as a navigator to provide hands-on support in obtaining meaningful and actionable data pertinent to a given consumer’s health needs. To assist this effort, we would like to develop an application and supported web service that would present aggregated HHS data to consumers and Health Guides based upon a disease condition, topic, and/or location. The Health Guide and/or consumers would use this tool to provide information and resources about a specific topic of interest or disease state.
- Total Prizes: $33,000
August 15, 2011