May 31, 2017
HHS announces the Move Health Data Forward Phase 3 challenge winners
As part of its ongoing efforts to support the interoperable flow of health information, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) today announced the Phase 3 – and final – winners of the Move Health Data Forward Challenge. The multi-phase challenge focused on the development of applications allowing individuals to share their personal health information safely and securely with their health care providers, family members or other caregivers.
“The final winners in the Move Health Data Forward challenge show us that electronic health information can truly be owned by patients and their family members,” said Don Rucker, M.D., national coordinator for health information technology. “We expect these winning apps will open up new ways for Americans to own and manage their health information safely and securely.”
The final winners are:
- Foxhall Wythe LLC: DocketTM is a secure system for users to seamlessly store and share their health data with trusted care providers. The solution promotes Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act compliance and uses industry-standard FHIR® messages. The authorization for sharing of data is accomplished through a Quick Response (QR) code scan and an OAuth 2.0 handshake.
- Live and Leave Well, LLC: Live and Leave WellTM provides both a consumer mediated exchange of end of life plans and creates a transportable package of data about that person’s end of life plans. The application uses a combination of open application program interfaces, direct integration as well as OAuth 2.0 to securely move sensitive data among multiple user types.
Phase 1 of the Move Health Data Forward Challenge required applicants to submit their plans describing how they would develop solutions to help with the flow of health information. The ten Phase 1 winners were awarded $5,000 each and moved on to Phase 2, which required participants to demonstrate a viable solution to achieve the challenge’s goals. The five Phase 2 winners were each awarded $20,000 and moved on to Phase 3 where they implemented their solutions through a mobile or web-based application. The final winners will receive $50,000 each.
The Move Health Data Forward Challenge builds on ONC’s work with the Health Relationship Trust (HEART) Workgroup’s security, privacy and health information technology stakeholders. These stakeholders are collaborating on the development of a set of privacy and security specifications enabling individuals to control the authorization of access to their health data. These efforts are part of a larger community-driven movement toward helping individuals and clinicians benefit from the full potential of health information technology.
The challenge winners will be featured in a public webinar on Friday June 23, 2017 at 11:00 am. For more information, please visit the Move Health Data Forward page.