Electronic solutions designed to help consumers share personal health data easily and securely
The Department of Health and Humans Services’ (@) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) (@) announced the Phase 2 winners of the Move Health Data Forward Challenge. Winning submissions will now move on to the challenge’s last phase to develop applications that will allow individuals to share their personal health information safely and securely with their health care providers, family members or other caregivers.
Phase 1 of the Move Health Data Forward Challenge required applicants to submit their plans describing how they would develop solutions to help with the flow of health information. The ten Phase 1 winners were awarded $5,000 each and moved on to Phase 2, which required participants to demonstrate a viable solution to achieve those goals by allowing for the safe and secure exchange of consumer or provider health records.
Each Phase 2 winner below will receive a $20,000 award:
- CedarBridge Group LLC: CareApproveTM is a smart phone app that allows patients to grant—and revoke—permission for providers to access, send, or receive health information electronically. Providers can use the CareApprove software plugin with their electronic health record (EHR) system to stay connected with their patients through the CareApprove mobile app and to communicate with one another through a secure messaging system.
- EMR Direct: The HealthToGoTM solution facilitates the deployment of applications capable of leveraging multiple data sources in consumer mediated health data exchange. This minimizes the number of identities to maintain and grant data to store, allowing consumers to easily manage health data sharing, and improving the accessibility of patient health data while maintaining its privacy and security.
- Foxhall Wythe LLC: DocketTM is a secure system for users to seamlessly store and share data with trusted care professionals, eliminating the need for tedious paper-based patient intake processes. This solution promotes HIPAA compliance through a User-managed Access approach and end-to-end encryption for all records as well as interoperability through industry-standard FHIR® messages. Authorization is accomplished via Quick Response (QR) code scan and an explicit OAuth 2.0 handshake.
- Live and Leave Well, LLC: Live and Leave WellTM is a complete solution that provides both a consumer mediated exchange of end of life plans; and creates a transportable package of data about that person’s end of life plans that can be scored for goodness and shared with multiple systems using a combination open APIs and direct integration.
- Lush Group, Inc.: The HealthyMePHR system empowers patients by giving them the ability to share, and authorize access to, their electronic health records. With a resource server providing HEART-enabled data, an authorization server to support patient policy, and a client to allow authorized users to view a patient’s records, HealthyMePHR addresses several key challenges facing patients and providers today. Additional planned features will continue to accelerate patient clinical data sharing, improving health and reducing the cost of healthcare.
The five Phase 2 winners now move to Phase 3, which will award $50,000 for up to two winners based on the participant’s ability to implement their solution through the development of a mobile or web-based application.
The Move Health Data Forward Challenge builds on ONC’s work with the Health Relationship Trust (HEART) Workgroup’s security, privacy and health information technology stakeholders. These stakeholders are collaborating on the development of a set of privacy and security specifications enabling individuals to control the authorization of access to their health data. These efforts are part of a larger community-driven movement toward helping individuals and clinicians benefit from the full potential of health information technology.