With over 20 online challenges and 6 code-a-thon events across the country, 2011 has been the year where the challenge model has brought innovation to health care. Under the rubric of the America COMPETES Act, ONC has contracted with Health 2.0 to run its Investing in Innovation i2 Challenge series. The Health 2.0 Developer Challenge continues with both HHS and private sector challenges. In the video above, see the winners from both the online Challenges and the live code-a-thons. And hear about several brand new challenges being launched with significant prizes.
William Barkis is an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow at the National Science Foundation. In this video he tells us about US Ignite– an initiative that seeks to spark the creation of killer apps for a gigabit per second network and invite health application developers to get involved. This is from the panel “Innovation Showcase: The Health 2.0 Developer Challenge” at the 2011 Health 2.0 conference in San Francisco.