Over $75K of Prizes in ONC Challenges
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. Challenge.gov was created as a platform for agencies to list, track, and promote their challenges.
ONC is reminding everyone about this year’s remaining open challenges and their deadlines.
Health Design Challenge – Submission deadline: November 30
This challenge is for designers and developers to redesign the patient health record. The ONC along with the VA want to rethink how the medical record is presented, making health information patient-centered and improve the patient experience. Total prize money for the challenge is $50,000 with a first prize of $26,000.
Blue Button Video Challenge – Submission deadline: November 30
The Blue Button is quickly becoming a universal symbol for everyone to get easy, secure, online access to personal health information. The challenge is to create an inspiring and entertaining video that creates awareness of Blue Button and encourages others to learn about it. Total prize money for the challenge is $8,350 with a first prize of $3,000.
Family Caregivers Video Challenge – Submission deadline: December 10
The challenge is to create a video that shares how you use information technology to help manage healthcare for a loved one. Videos must share your care giving story and demonstrate how eHealth tools are used to help in the management. Total prize money for the challenge is $8,350 with a first prize of $3,000.
Cancer Care Video Challenge – Submission deadline: December 12
The ONC has teamed up with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) for this video challenge. Share your story about how using health information technology helped you meet a goal related to cancer care. Total prize money for the challenge is $8,350 with a first prize of $3,000.
View all of the ONC challenges at Challenge.gov.