Blue Button Challenge
Submission DeadlineSubmissions are Closed
- $2,500 + Coffee with Clay Shirky, author of Here Comes Everybody and Cognitive Surplus
Team MembersMichael Jackson
The Adobe solution will enable health consumers to download their health record data from the V.A. or CMS website into a secure document container which will automatically format content to predefined specifications. The portable document, requiring no additional client software installation, will facilitate auditable information exchange - regardless of language, platform, or device.
Having your medical information available when you receive care can be life-saving. The idea for this challenge started with a simple question: “Why isn’t there a little button that I can click to download my health information? A little blue button.”
Federal agencies are leading by example in demonstrating how patients could download their personal health information with the click of a button. The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services have made sample (i.e., not real patient information) data sets publicly available as examples of the types of information that beneficiaries may access at their secure websites.
Now, we are looking for your creativity and know-how to bring this data to life.
The requirements are simple:
- Develop a web-based tool that uses sample data from CMS or VA to help patients stay healthy and manage their care. Data can be downloaded here.
- Demonstrate how your tool is consistent with the recommended practices of the Markle Common Framework for Networked Personal Health Information in at least 2 of the practice areas.
- Deadline for Submissions: Saturday, September 25, 2010
- Craig Newmark
- Founder - Craigslist
- Steve Downs
- Chief Technology and Information Officer - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
- Steve Findlay
- Senior Health Policy Analyst - Consumers Union
- James Ralston
- Associate Investigator - Group Health Research Institute
All entries will be judged by a small panel convened by Markle and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation based on the following criteria:
- Usefulness to patients in helping them stay healthy or manage their care.
- Potential to impact health and well-being by addressing high-priority health goals.
- Platform neutral (can be accessed by a consumer with simple web browser).
- Usability / ease of use.