Patient Portal for New Yorkers Design Challenge

Submission Deadline

Submissions are Closed

Contact

Hemali Thakkar

Prizes

  • First Place $15,000
  • Second Place $7,500
  • Third Place $2,500
First Place

Mana Health

Team Members

Chris Bradley
Second Place

iHealthNY

Team Members

Sharib Khan, Chintan Patel
Third Place

MyHealthProfile

Team Members

Jesse Thomas, Peter Gordon, Lamine Thiaw, Susan Shane

Background

As the healthcare market evolves and patients increasingly become decision-making healthcare consumers, it is important to provide the 19.5 million patients across New York State with access to as much information about their health as possible. Coupled with the need for consent management and access audit reporting, the development of a patient portal for New Yorkers is a necessary step towards empowering patients and allowing them to take an active role in managing their health.

The New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) is a non-profit organization that receives state and federal grants to serve as the focal point for health IT in the State of New York. NYeC manages the Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY); a network of Regional Health Information Organizations (RHIOs). The SHIN-NY provides the backbone for data interconnectedness across New York State, working to consolidate the health record data collected by the local RHIOS and the healthcare providers in their areas, and—with patient consent—consolidate all of this information and allow it to be shared securely with other providers across the state as well as with the patients themselves.

NYeC’s overarching goal is that no patient, wherever they may need treatment within the State of New York, is ever without fast, secure, accurate, and accessible information.

Description

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. NYeC is looking for innovative prototypes that showcase the information that can be made available to patients accessing the statewide health information exchange. This statewide patient portal can be seen as an extension of the work the Federal Government has done with the Blue Button initiative, which improved care coordination for veterans by making their records easily available to them NYeC has taken the Blue Button Pledge which shows its commitment to providing patient access to health care data and its alignment with federal efforts to make personal health records available to all citizens.

The goal of this challenge is to source innovative and exciting designs that can be used to design the full version of the Patient Portal for New Yorkers. After the challenge has been completed a Request for Proposal (RFP) will be issued for the full build of the portal. Challenge entrants are encouraged to submit a proposal for the full portal build.

Challenge participants will develop prototypes using Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) provided by NYeC that cover three main areas of functionality:

  • Consent management: the ability for a patient to provide or deny consent for a provider to access their information through the health information exchange
  • Audit Access: the ability for a patient to view of a list of who has viewed their information through the health information exchange
  • Record Access: the ability for a patient to access their shared health records in a single location with information provided in a meaningful manner

Challenge participants should also propose innovative ways of presenting educational material - specifically as it relates to patient rights and consent.

Please see the use case and API guides for more detail on the specifics of the challenge.

NOTE: Participants will receive API guides upon registering for the challenge.

Timeline

  • Submission Period Begins: January 14, 2013
  • Application Deadline: April 11, 2013
  • Public Voting Period: April 11 – 21, 2013
  • NYC Demo Day: April 30, 2013, 3 - 7pm
  • Buffalo Demo Day: May 2, 2013, 3 - 7pm
  • Winners Announced: May 13, 2013

Evaluation Criteria

The evaluation for the Patient Portal for New Yorkers Design Challenge will be done in two phases. Phase 1 will consist of public voting where the challenge will be publicly advertised to the New York public and anyone will be able to submit their vote for their favorite prototype. The top designs from the open public voting phase will move to Phase 2. Phase 2 will consist of demonstration days where developers will have the opportunity to show their prototype to a panel of selected patients, physicians, and experts who will then evaluate each prototype and select a winner. There will be two demonstration days for this challenge, one located in New York City in late April and one located in upstate NY in early May. Challenge participants who cannot attend the demonstration days in person will be provided with the ability to give a web-based demonstration.

Phase 1 (public voting) scoring criteria:

  • Overall Design and usability, including user friendliness and attractiveness of the interface for both a patient and a proxy user
  • Mass appeal of submission
  • Ease of navigation within the submission
  • Innovation in presenting educational and medical information within the submission

Phase 2 (panel voting) scoring criteria:

  • All phase 1 criteria
  • Effectiveness of prototype in meeting all provided use cases
  • Effective usage of provided APIs

Submission Requirements

The 'Pre-Registration Form' is Step 1 of 2 for entry into this challenge. By pre-registering, you indicate your interest in participating in the Challenge and will automatically receive a 'Final Submission Form' upon registration. You must complete this 'Final Submission Form', including the required elements for the final submission, prior to the Challenge deadline. Your completed submission will be considered for judging only once this second form is received.

Final submission requirements include:

  • 3-minute video demo of patient portal application (video must be uploaded to Vimeo and available publicly)
  • PowerPoint deck (less than 15 slides) describing application and anticipated client benefits and value
  • Brief summary of application (less than 250 words)
  • Link to working application (link must work through July 1st)

Media Collateral

Challenge Informational Webinar Slides - 2/25/13

Challenge Informational Webinar Recording - 2/25/13

Terms & Conditions

OFFICIAL RULES
DEVELOPER CHALLENGE SERIES NYeC PATIENT PORTAL CHALLENGE
(the "Challenge")
OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

SPONSOR: The sponsor of this Challenge is New York eHealth Collaborative, Inc. (“NYeC”), 40 Worth Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10013 ("Sponsor").

ADMINISTRATOR: The administrator of the Challenge is Health 2.0, LLC, 350 Townsend St. #403, San
Francisco, CA 94107 ("Administrator").

CHALLENGE DESCRIPTION: The Challenge begins at 11:00 PM Eastern Time on Monday, January 14th, 2013 and ends at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Thursday, April 11th, 2013 ("Challenge Period"). Entry into the Challenge does not constitute entry into any other challenge or promotion, including, without limitation, other similar challenges or promotions offered by Sponsor and/or Administrator. By participating in the Challenge, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, Administrator, and/or the individual judges, which shall be final and binding in all respects.

ELIGIBILITY: The Challenge is open only to (a) companies that have been incorporated in and maintain a primary place of business in the United States of America and (b) individuals (whether participating alone or as part of a team) who are citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. and are 18 years old or older as of their time of entry. U.S. Federal entities or U.S. Federal employees acting within the scope of their employment are not eligible to participate in the Challenge. Employees of Sponsor, Administrator, each of their affiliates, and/or any other individual or entity associated with the development, judging, or administration of the Challenge as well as members of such persons' immediate families (spouses, children, siblings, parents), and persons living in the same household as such persons, whether or not related, are not eligible to participate in the Challenge.

HOW TO ENTER: To enter go to the website located at www.health2challenge.com (the "Challenge Website"), complete the Official Entry Form, and submit your “Submission” demonstrating the Submission's capabilities and functionality, and slide presentation describing the Submission according to the instructions posted on the Challenge Website. You may enter either alone or as part of a team. Teams must include no less than two (2) people and each team member must be clearly identified on the team's Official Entry Form to be eligible. Each Submission entered into the Challenge must meet the "Submission Requirements" described by the challenge Sponsor (any Submission that, in Sponsor's sole discretion, violates the following criteria will be disqualified). Once a submission is made, a team is prohibited from making any changes or alterations to the product described in its submission until the evaluation of the entries is completed. Submissions must be received during the Challenge Period to be eligible. Administrator is the official timekeeper for the Challenge. No substitutions of new versions of Submissions will be accepted under any circumstances once the original Submission is submitted for consideration. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the individual or team who actually submitted the entry cannot be resolved to Sponsor's and/or Administrator's satisfaction, the affected entry will be deemed ineligible. Except as otherwise stated in these Official Rules, personal information collected in connection with the Challenge will be used by Sponsor in accordance with Sponsor’s privacy policy available at http://nyehealth.org/privacy-policy/ and by Administrator in accordance with Administrator's privacy policy available on the Website and with any additional consent given by an entrant at the time of entry. All entry information and materials, including any copy of the Submission submitted to Sponsor, become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Proof of submission is not considered proof of delivery to or receipt of such entry. Furthermore, Sponsor and Administrator shall have no liability for any Submission that is lost, intercepted, or not received by Sponsor and/or Administrator. Sponsor and Administrator assume no liability or responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, theft, or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Submissions.

REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES/INDEMNIFICATION: By participating in the Challenge, each entrant represents, warrants, and covenants as follows: (a) entrant is the sole author, creator, and owner of the Submission; (b) the Submission is not the subject of any actual or threatened litigation or claim; (c) the Submission does not and will not violate or infringe upon the intellectual property rights, privacy rights, publicity rights, or other legal rights of any third party; (d) the Submission does not and will not contain any harmful computer code (sometimes referred to as "malware," "viruses" or "worms"); and (e) the Submission, and entrants use of the Submission, does not and will not violate any applicable laws or regulations, including, without limitation, applicable export control laws and regulations of the U.S. and other jurisdictions. If the Submission includes any third party works (such as third party content or open source code), entrant must be able to provide, upon Sponsor and/or Administrator's request, all appropriate licenses and releases for such third party works. In the event entrant cannot provide all required licenses and releases, Sponsor reserves the right, in Sponsor's sole discretion, to disqualify the applicable Submission, or seek to secure the licenses and releases for Sponsor's benefit and allow the applicable Submission to remain in the Challenge. Entrants will indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Sponsor and Administrator from and against all third party claims, actions, or proceedings of any kind and from any and all damages, liabilities, costs, and expenses relating to or arising from entrant's Submission or any breach or alleged breach of any of the representations, warranties, and covenants of entrant hereunder. Sponsor and/or Administrator reserves the right to disqualify any Submission that Sponsor and/or Administrator, in its sole discretion, deems to violate these Official Rules.

SUBMISSION LICENSE: Each entrant retains title and full ownership in and to their Submission. Entrant expressly reserves all intellectual property rights not expressly granted under this Agreement. In consideration for participating in the Challenge, each entrant hereby irrevocably grants to Sponsor a non-exclusive, royalty free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, license and right, with the right to sublicenses, under entrant’s intellectual property right to modify and create derivative works of the Submission, or any portions thereof, and use the Submission for the purpose of achieving the same.

PUBLICITY RELEASE: By participating in the Challenge, in addition to any other grants granted herein or which may be granted in any other agreement entered into between Sponsor and/or Administrator, on the one hand, and any entrant in the Challenge, on the other hand, each entrant hereby irrevocably (a) grants to Sponsor and Administrator the right to use such entrant's name, likeness, image, and biographical information in any and all media for any purpose, including, without limitation, advertising and promotional purposes relating to the Challenge and (b) releases Sponsor and Administrator from any liability with respect thereto. Further, by participating in the Challenge, each entrant agrees to grant the the Sponsor and the Administrator the right to publically perform and publically display the Submission, including, without limitation, for advertising and promotional purposes relating to the Challenge.

WINNER SELECTION/EVALUATION CRITERIA: The winner selection for the Challenge will occur in two phases. The “Phase 1” selection and evaluation will consist of public voting for the Submissions. During Phase 1, the Challenge will be publicly advertised and interested members of the public will invited to vote for their favorite Submission. The top Submissions (specific number to be determined based on number of entrants) from Phase 1 will move to “Phase 2”. During Phase 2, entrants will be invited to two dates to demonstrate their Submission to a panel of patients, physicians, and experts, selected by the Sponsor. The panel will evaluate each Submission and select three winners. One demonstration date will be held on approximately April 28th in New York City. A second demonstration date will be held on approximately May 2nd in upstate New York. Entrants who cannot attend the demonstration days in person will be provided with the ability to give a web-based demonstration.

Phase 1 (public voting) scoring criteria:

  • Overall Design and usability, including user friendliness and attractiveness of the interface for both a patient and a proxy user
  • Mass appeal of submission
  • Ease of navigation within the submission
  • Innovation in presenting educational and medical information within the submission

Phase 2 (panel voting) scoring criteria:

  • All phase 1 criteria
  • Effectiveness of prototype in meeting all provided use cases
  • Effective usage of provided APIs

The evaluation criteria will be applied in the sole discretion of Sponsor and the individual reviewers. By participating in the Challenge, each entrant into the Challenge acknowledges and agrees that such evaluations may differ from person to person and agrees to be bound the decision of the Sponsor and the reviewers.

NOTICE TO WINNERS: Attempts to notify potential winners will be made using the contact information provided on the winner's Official Entry Form. Sponsor and Administrator are not responsible for e-mail or other communication problems of any kind. If, despite reasonable efforts, a potential winner does not respond within five (5) days of the first notification attempt (or a shorter time as exigencies may require), or if the prize or prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to such potential winner, such potential winner will forfeit his or her prize and an alternate winner may be selected. If any potential prize winner is found to be ineligible, or if he or she has not complied with these Official Rules or declines the applicable prize for any reason prior to award, such potential prize winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected. Sponsor may successively attempt to contact up to two (2) potential prize winners in accordance with such procedure, and if there is still no confirmed prize winner after such attempts have been made, if any, the applicable prize may go unawarded.

ANTICIPATED NUMBER OF ENTRANTS: Many will enter, 3 submissions will be selected as winners. Actual odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Sponsor and Administrator cannot accurately predict the number of entrants who will participate in the Challenge.

PRIZES:
There will be a tiered award structure:

  • $25,000 total prize purse consisting of three prizes:
    • $15,000 1st Prize
    • $7,500 2nd Prize
    • $2,500 3rd Prize

GENERAL PRIZE CONDITIONS: The potential winner may be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and (where imposing such condition is legal) a Publicity Release (collectively "Prize Claim Documents"). If a winner fails or refuses to sign and return all Prize Claim Documents within five (5) days of Sponsor's and/or Administrator's request (or a shorter time as exigencies may require), the winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected. No more than the advertised number of prizes will be awarded. Prizes will be delivered only to an address in the U.S. No cash alternative or substitution or transfer of prizes will be allowed, except Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute prizes of comparable value, in whole or in part, for any reason. THE WINNER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR REPORTING AND PAYING ANY INCOME TAXES OR OTHER TAXES THAT MAY APPLY TO ACCEPTING A PRIZE; SPONSOR AND ADMINISTRATOR ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR AND WILL NOT PAY ANY SUCH TAXES.

DATES/DEADLINES: Because of the unique nature and scope of the Challenge, Sponsor and Administrator reserve the right, in addition to those other rights reserved herein, to modify any dates or deadlines set forth in these Official Rules or otherwise governing the Challenge.

GENERAL LIABILITY RELEASE/FORCE MAJEURE: Each entrant agrees that Sponsor and Administrator (a) shall not be responsible or liable for any losses, damages, or injuries of any kind (including death) resulting from participation in the Challenge or any Challenge-related activity, or from entrants' acceptance, receipt, possession, use, or misuse of any prize, and (b) have not made any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any prize, including, without limitation, regarding such prize's merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Entrants will indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Sponsor and Administrator from and against all third party claims, actions, or proceedings of any kind and from any and all damages, liabilities, costs, and expenses relating to or arising from entrant's participation in the Challenge. Sponsor and Administrator assumes no responsibility for any damage to an entrant's computer system which is occasioned by accessing the Website or other Challenge-related websites or participating in the Challenge, or for any computer system, phone line, hardware, software, or program malfunctions, or other errors, failures, delayed computer transmissions, or network connections that are human or technical in nature. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Sponsor and Administrator are not responsible for incomplete, illegible, misdirected, misprinted, late, lost, postage-due, damaged, or stolen entries or prize notifications; or for lost, interrupted, inaccessible, or unavailable networks, servers, satellites, Internet Service Providers, websites, or other connections; or for miscommunications, failed, jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected computer, telephone cable transmissions or other communications; or for any technical malfunctions, failures, difficulties, or other errors of any kind or nature; or for the incorrect or inaccurate capture of information, or the failure to capture any information. Sponsor and Administrator each reserve the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Challenge or Website or other Challenge-related websites, to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Challenge, or to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person, and Sponsor and Administrator each reserve the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. In the event an insufficient number of eligible entries are received or Sponsor and/or Administrator is prevented from awarding the prize or continuing with the Challenge as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, including,
without limitation, fire, flood, natural or man-made epidemic, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war (declared or undeclared) or any federal state or local government law, order, or regulation, public health crisis, order of any court or jurisdiction, or other cause not reasonably within Sponsor's control ("Force Majeure"), Sponsor and/or Administrator shall have the right to modify, suspend, or terminate the Challenge. If the Challenge is terminated for Force Majeure before expiration of the Challenge Period, Sponsor and/or Administrator will (if reasonably possible) select a winner from all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the date of the event giving rise to the termination. These Official Rules cannot be modified or amended in any way except in a written document issued in accordance with the law by a duly authorized representative of both Sponsor and Administrator. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.

GOVERNING LAW/JURISDICTION: ALL ISSUES AND QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE CONSTRUCTION, VALIDITY, INTERPRETATION, AND ENFORCEABILITY OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES OR THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF ENTRANTS, SPONSOR AND/OR ADMINISTRATOR IN CONNECTION WITH THE CHALLENGE SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO ANY CHOICE OF LAW OR CONFLICT OF LAWS RULES OR PROVISIONS. ANY LEGAL CLAIMS ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO THE CHALLENGE OR THESE OFFICIAL RULES MUST BE BROUGHT IN THE FEDERAL OR STATE COURTS LOCATED IN SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA.

WINNERS LIST/OFFICIAL RULES: To obtain any legally-required winners list (after the conclusion of the Challenge) or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed envelope with the proper postage affixed to: Health 2.0, LLC, Attn: Health 2.0 Developer Challenges, 350 Townsend St. #403, San Francisco, CA 94107. Please specify "winners list" or "Official Rules" and the name of the specific Challenge in your request.