Blue Button Challenge

Submission Deadline

Submissions are Closed

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Challenge Team

Prizes

  • $2,500 + Coffee with Clay Shirky, author of Here Comes Everybody and Cognitive Surplus
First Place

Adobe Systems

Adobe Systems logo

Team Members

Michael 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.

Background

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.

Description

Now, we are looking for your creativity and know-how to bring this data to life.

The requirements are simple:

Timeline

  • Deadline for Submissions: Saturday, September 25, 2010

Review Panel

    • 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

Evaluation Criteria

All entries will be judged by a small panel convened by Markle and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation based on the following criteria:

  1. Usefulness to patients in helping them stay healthy or manage their care.
  2. Potential to impact health and well-being by addressing high-priority health goals.
  3. Platform neutral (can be accessed by a consumer with simple web browser).
  4. Usability / ease of use.

Participating Teams

HealthCare - Veterans
xPad
ChartMedica
Color of Blue
MedCommons
MediRec
Agenus
ATM Health
SiebenWare
SITA RAM MIRA ADHIKARI
tea
RememberItNow!
HealthTrio
Adobe Systems, Inc.
Theis and Associates, LLC
Microsoft Health Solutions Group
mobcare.org
Gold team
TheSmartPHR
UnNamed
Blue Goose
National Center for Biomedical Ontology
VisiHealth
iVet Health