popHealth Tools Development Challenge: Winners Announced

Austin Cohen | Health 2.0 News | February 22, 2011

At HIMSS today, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Health 2.0 announced the three winners of the popHealth Tool Development Challenge: Team popEYE, Team Agent and Team greatOne. Congratulations to the winners!

“We are very excited about the winning applications,” says Wil Yu, Special Assistant for Innovations at ONC. He continues, “the popHealth tool is a cutting-edge technology that was able to support a highly technical competition. The winning teams displayed impressive levels of understanding in the areas of meaningful use and provider-patient interaction, which resulted in unique and useful solutions. We look forward to seeing advancements to the teams’ solutions in the future.”

The popHealth Tool Development Challenge launched on October 3, 2011 as part of ONC’s Investing in Innovation (i2) initiative and run through the Health 2.0 Developer Challenge program. The challenge asked multi-disciplinary teams to create applications that leverage the popHealth open-source framework, existing functionalities, standards and sample datasets to improve patient care and provide greater insight into patient populations...