The New York eHealth Collaborative and Health 2.0, a California-based promoter of healthcare applications development contests, are offering $25,000 in prizes in the Patient Portal for New Yorkers Design Challenge, a contest in which New Yorkers will get to vote on the best Web-based patient portal developed for the contest.
“This is a chance for developers and designers to advance healthcare for all 20 million New Yorkers,” said David Whitlinger, executive director of the collaborative, in a news release. “Through our design challenge, we hope to inspire applicants to develop truly creative and user-friendly applications. We look forward to seeing all submissions, and eventually building this portal so patients throughout the state have full access to their health records.”
The not-for-profit New York eHealth Collaborative oversees state-wide health information exchange efforts in the Empire State under a $22.4 million federal grant administered by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.