New ONC Video Challenge

What’s In Your Record? Contest on

The ONC issued another Video Challenge to promote awareness of patient engagement and knowing about your health records. What’s In Your Record? is the newest of challenge from the ONC through Starting today and through August 23rd, videos my be submitted for judging and prizes. The challenge is looking for personal experiences of obtaining personal health records. Videos should be up to 2 minutes in length and compel the watcher to engage in their own health care and start knowing what is in their health records. And if you are caring for others in your family, knowing what is in their health records too.

The contest will award $6,950 in prize money with $3,000 going to the first prize. Judging and public voting for the contest will be on August 24th. The winners are expected to be announced on September 10th. Follow the conversation and updates on the contest with hashtag #YourHealthRecord on Twitter. For details on entering and official rules visit the challenge page.

This is the third video contest in a series of 2012 health IT video challenges from the ONC that gather public stories on how they are benefiting from health information technology (health IT). The ONC is using the challenges and the videos to publicize and encourage individuals to engage and play a more active role in their health.

In September 2009 President Obama outlined and initiated his Strategy for American Innovation. He called on agencies to “increase their ability to promote innovation by using tools such as prizes and challenges to solve tough problems.” The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) then issued the guidelines on challenges, contests, and prizes in March of 2010. The guidelines provide a policy and legal framework to guide agencies in using prizes to advance their missions through innovation. was created as a platform for agencies to list, track, and promote their challenges.