National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari recently announced the winners of the "One in a Million Hearts Challenge," which invited developers to create software applications aimed at promoting heart health, Modern Healthcare reports.
Mostashari made the announcement during the American College of Cardiology's Scientific Session and Expo in Chicago (Lee, Modern Healthcare, 3/27).
The contest is part of HHS' newly launched Million Hearts Initiative, which aims to prevent one million deaths from heart attacks and strokes over the next five years.
The campaign will involve a wide range of medical organizations that will work to boost access to preventive care and improve awareness about heart attack and strokes (iHealthBeat, 9/30/11).
The winning apps are:
THUMPr, which received the first place prize of $50,000 for providing users with individualized heart health recommendations based on the Million Hearts Initiative's ABCS framework, which stands for aspirin, blood pressure, cholesterol and smoking cessation;
mHealthCoach, which received the second place prize of $20,000 for educating users about heart health using data feeds, peer communities and fitness groups; and
Wellframe, which received the third place prize of $5,000 for providing heart disease risk assessments, social comparisons, educational information and preventive care notifications (Modern Healthcare, 3/27).