Partner Challenges

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!

Patient Portal for New Yorkers Design Challenge

The New York eHealth Collaborative is looking to provide New Yorkers with safe and secure access to their records through the statewide health information exchange via an online portal, essentially a website where New Yorkers will be able to log in and access their health data. In order to design the best possible and most user-friendly portal interface, the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) has launched the Patient Portal for New Yorkers Design Challenge.

  • Total Prizes: $25,000
  • Deadline: April 11, 2013

PCORI Patient-Researcher Matching Challenge

This challenge seeks a proposal or prototype for a patient/researcher “matching” mechanism or system that could effectively connect potential partners interested in seeking funding for rigorous patient-centered outcomes research. This challenge offers an opportunity for innovators to help PCORI pursue our commitment to “research done differently” by bringing the voice of patients, caregivers and other stakeholders clearly and fully to the research process.

  • Total Prizes: $125,000
  • Deadline: April 15, 2013

Shire ADHD Transitions Challenge

The goal of this challenge is to create technology driven solutions that aid individuals with ADHD during the transition from adolescence into adulthood. This two-tier Challenge features awards totaling $150,000 with the winner taking home $100,000.

Successful solutions may include tools that address the following:

Transition from a structured high-school environment to the less-structured environment of college life
Transition from college to the workforce
Aid patients in addressing and conquering daily organizational and life management challenges
Connect the ADHD patient with the healthcare system and encourage medication adherence

Phase I of the challenge will be an ideation competition in which teams will be required to submit concepts for applications that address the goals of the challenge.

  • Total Prizes: $150,000
  • Deadline: March 17, 2013

healthfinder.gov Mobile App Challenge

Developers and health professionals/health consumers are invited to co-design a mobile application that makes healthfinder.gov content customizable and easy to use, reaching the users where they are. The mobile app should include Quick Guide to Healthy Living topics and information about preventive services covered under the Affordable Care Act.

  • Total Prizes: $80,000
  • Deadline: February 1, 2013

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Games To Generate Data Challenge

The second challenge is a two-stage competition with a front-end ideation component and a back-end application development component. Participants are asked to develop game applications that target the Aligning Forces geographies, and drive the creation of useful health care quality data. Solutions submitted to the competition should be able to scale up or down to other geographies, so that they could be included in other geographies.

  • Total Prizes: $200,000
  • Deadline: February 22, 2013

100 Day Innovation Challenge

In support of our aim to stimulate the digital health ecosystem we’re excited to officially announce the launch of the "100 Day Innovation Challenge". We're asking established health system stakeholders such as payors and providers (also known as "Hosts") to pair up with companies developing new and interesting technologies (also known as "Innovators") for this innovative competition.

  • Deadline: April 23, 2012

HDI Forum III: The Health Datapalooza

The Health Data Initiative (HDI), originally launched in 2010 by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as the Community Health Data Initiative, is now part of the Health Data Consortium (HDC), a new public-private collaboration that encourages innovators to utilize health data to develop applications to raise awareness of health and health system performance and spark community action to improve health. Members of the Consortium include foundations, federal, state and local government agencies, research organizations, and private companies. The HDC envisions an expanding array of applications being built using data from HHS and other data suppliers.

  • Deadline: April 6, 2012

Allscripts Open App Challenge

(See below for Workshop Summary, and Media Collateral for Webinar recordings and slides)

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
  • Deadline: February 3, 2013

Active Schools Acceleration Project Innovation Competition

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
  • Deadline: April 2, 2012

Palo Alto Medical Foundation linkAges Successful Aging Challenge

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
  • Deadline: July 30, 2012