Wednesday, November 16, 2011

ONC's App Challenge

ONC is looking for projects where multidisciplinary teams can come together to build technology solutions to address specific issues. Any government agency, community organization, foundation, healthcare and technology company, software developer, UI designer, and subject matter expert is eligible to apply.

The ONC “Reporting Device Adverse Events Challenge” seeks multidisciplinary teams to develop an application to facilitate the reporting of adverse events related to medical devices, whether implanted or used in the hospital, clinic, or home.

The objective is to make it easy for patients to report adverse events that occur with any medical device to their providers who would then use the EMR or PHR embedded software to auto-populate relevant report fields, as well as add additional EMR/PHR-based text and information. The information would then be reported to the “Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience (MAUDE) database.”

The first prize is $25,000 plus the awardee would be asked to set up a demonstration at the CMS Quality Net Conference plus two free passes and paid travel expenses to the Health 2.0 Spring Conference. The second prize is $10,000 with a third prize of $5,000.

The submission period began in September with the submission period ending December 2, 2011. Go to for more information.