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Now Open for Submissions: The Healthfinder.gov Mobile App Challenge

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

It’s important to know where to get the latest, most reliable information when making decisions about your health. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) designed Healthfinder.gov to provide resources on a wide range of health topics, including resources from over 1,400 government and non-profit organizations.

While this information is useful online, it could be more useful in the palm of your hand. How do we get it there? We want your help to figure that out. HHS just launched a competition on Challenge.gov asking you—the public—to develop a mobile phone application for Healthfinder.gov.

About the Mobile Phone Application Challenge

As users of health care services, we invite you to join forces with developers and health professionals to design a mobile phone app that makes the Healthfinder.gov’s content customizable and easy to use. The mobile application should allow users to access and use Heathfinder.gov’s wealth of information on the go.

The mobile phone app needs to include the Quick Guide to Healthy Living topics and information about preventive services covered under the Affordable Care Act. The app could also include:

  • Myhealthfinder tool
  • Real-time communication tools to stay in touch with family and friends
  • Community health services/locators
  • News, analyses, and blogs from outside resources
  • Social media and online networking communities
  • Other related open source tools

Healthfinder.gov content syndication and API is provided at Healthfinder.gov’s content syndication page. The winning development team will be awarded a cash prize of $50,000 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Learn more about this opportunity and how to enter at Challenge.gov.

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Submitted by Deloris on
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