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!
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
February 1, 2013
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
February 22, 2013
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.
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.
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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