On Wednesday, November 2, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) unveiled ten winners for the Phase 1 of the Move Health Data Forward Challenge. The challenge will help to create application programming interface (API) solutions combined with new implementation specifications developed by the HEART Workgroup that has the potential for individuals to securely and electronically authorize the movement of their health data to destinations they choose. These could be between and among their clinicians, hospitals, health-care providers, or even family members.
The ten Phase 1 winners now move to Phase 2, where up to five finalists will be awarded $20,000 each for prototypes and test performance of their solutions. Phase 2 winners will then move to Phase 3, which will award $50,000 for up to two winners each based on the participant's ability to implement their solution.
For more information on the challenge click here.