“Move Health Data Forward” Challenge Winners Announced

mhdfc_logo_01I am a judge for Health and Human Service’s “Move Health Data Forward” challenge. I’m very proud to announce that the Phase I winners have been chosen! Each winner will use their $5,000 reward to implement prototypes based on the HEART OAuth and UMA profiles that Engage Identity has contributed significantly to over the last few years. Two of these projects will eventually go on to win a total of $75,000 to help take their products to market. Here are the Phase I winners:

  • TrustedCare and ARM: TrustedCare and ARM aim to develop devices that enable patients to interact with multiple providers in a secure, authenticated and auditable manner—helping to improve coordinated care in accountable care organizations by using open standards.
  • CedarBridge Group LLC: The CareApproveTM solution allows consumers to consent to share their health information with their health care providers from their smartphone and optionally to choose which sections of information may be shared with a given provider.
  • EMR Direct: EMR Direct’s HealthToGo™ service aims to facilitate the deployment of applications that can integrate patient data from multiple data holders through software that supports scalable deployment of APIs.  This will enable consumers to manage sharing of their health information, and improve the accessibility of patient health data.
  • Foxhall Wythe LLC: Docket™ optimizes patient-health care provider communication by empowering mobile users to securely maintain their critical health information and authorize the transmission of that information to trusted care professionals.
  • kreateIoT, Technatomy, & Koncero: The solution provides individuals with the power to both access their health information electronically and also actively direct their health information’s flow to help make informed decisions through a browser on a laptop or mobile application.  The team is using Substitutable Medical Apps Reusable Technologies (SMART) and Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) to create a secure way of sharing sensitive patient data.
  • Lush Group, Inc.: The Lush Group’s HealthyMePHR system allows patients to import their health information from their primary care provider’s electronic health record (EHR) system, define how it is shared with others, and authorize electronic access.  Additional features will accelerate patient clinical data sharing on a patient-by-patient basis.
  • Live and Leave Well, LLC: Live and Leave Well is an end-of-life planning platform designed to help individuals create, manage and share end of life plans using API technology.
  • SpunJohn Consultants, LLC: MedGrotto gives patients an easy, simple and secure platform to store and access their complete health record while sharing with their providers and/or surrogates with fully customizable access levels from any device, anytime and anywhere.
  • Thoughtkeg Application Services Corporation: MyHealthRec.com is an enhanced patient portal web application that uses modern web technologies for front-end design that is responsive to users and enables patients and their proxies to control the movement of their health data.
  • Resilient Network Systems, Webshield & SAFE Biopharma®: Resilient Network Systems partnered with WebShield Inc., SAFE-BioPharma, Carebox and InterSystems to create a solution that gives consumers the ability to conveniently access and share their own health records on demand.  The solution will demonstrate a unique nationwide capability to conveniently verify a consumer’s identity, locate and electronically request a consumer’s records, and deliver them to a secure cloud-based personal storage service.

Find out more about the challenge in the official announcement from HHS.