The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and Health 2.0 announced the winners of a contest to create applications that leverage the PopHealth framework in an effort to improve patient care and provide additional insight into patient populations.
ONC awards $100,000 in open-source contest
The first-place winner of the PopHealth Tool Development Challenge was PopEye, which allows providers to develop patient-engagement reminders and receives $75,000 for winning. Second place and $20,000 goes to Agent, which adds enhancements such as demographic statistics, patient medication lists and multilingual translation capabilities to PopHealth. Third place and $5,000 goes to GreatOne, which aggregates data from other sites to assist providers with quality-measure use and identification of disparities.
PopHealth is an open-source software service that automates the reporting of meaningful-use quality measures by integrating with electronic health-record systems, according to the PopHealth website.
“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,” Wil Yu, special assistant for innovations and research at the ONC, said in a news release.
The contest is part of the Investing in Innovations Initiative, a federally funded program that plans to award prizes and other incentives to projects that increase health IT development.
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