On Wednesday, Health 2.0 and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT launched a contest -- called the SMART-Indivo App Challenge -- inviting developers to create consumer-focused health applications, Healthcare IT News reports.
SMART -- which stands for Substitutable Medical Apps, Reusable Technologies -- is one of four Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Projects funded by ONC. Indivo is a personal health record platform.
The SMART-Indivo App Challenge invites developers to design an Indivo app that provides value to patients.
The app either must be an HTML5 Web app or an iOS app that uses the Indivo Developer Sandbox, an online tool allowing apps to access patient demographic and health data.
A panel of experts will evaluate the submitted apps based on five metrics:
- Creative use of data from the Indivo Developer Sandbox or other sources;
- Interface and presentation;
- Significance to public health or clinical medicine;
- Usefulness to patients; and
- Use of the Indivo and SMART application programming interface.
The deadline to submit apps is Sept. 28.
Contest prizes total $13,000, with $10,000 going to the first-place team. The first-place team also will present the winning app at a national conference (McCann, Healthcare IT News, 7/12).