Health 2.0 2013 Developers World Cup Finals

Submission Deadline

September 12, 2013


Graeme Ossey



**Note: This challenge is ONLY for World Cup finalist teams that have been invited to participate. Final submissions are due on September 12th, 2013 at 11:59PM ET and need to include a working English language product.**

For the final round of the Developer World Cup, Health 2.0 is challenging its international teams to build a web-based visualization of World Health Organization (WHO) Health System data sets that will enhance users’ understanding of health care costs and quality across the globe. These submissions should include simple tools that allow users to visualize the data in different ways.
The submissions must incorporate at least one data set from the Global Health Observatory’s (GHO) Health Systems category. Teams may use data from these additional sources:

Each team will submit a link to their visualization and a 5 minute video (on YouTube or Vimeo) describing what they built over the course of the 30-day challenge. Teams should assume that the judges have a good understanding of global public health issues and are familiar with health information technology. Because of this, the judges won’t require much background on a particular health concern and participants should focus on presenting what they built. In addition, the product and video must be in English.
Teams must build something new and different from project developed in the original qualifying code-a-thon.


  • World Cup Final Round Launched Online : August 14th, 2013
  • Submissions Due September 12, 2013 at 11:59PM ET

Evaluation Criteria

  • Innovation and unique qualities of application
  • Innovative use of data sets
  • Potential to improve users' understanding of Health Care Systems around the world

Submission Requirements

In order for an entry to be eligible to win this competition, your project must meet the following requirements:

  • The demo must be presented in English and under 5 minutes long
  • Product must be in English (this includes buttons and output)
  • The majority of the team must have participated in the original qualifying round
  • No teams bigger than 6 people

Terms & Conditions



SPONSOR: The sponsor of this Challenge is not yet determined. All references to "Sponsor" refer to Health 2.0 LLC, 350 Townsend Street, #403, San Francisco, CA 94107, unless otherwise noted on this webpage.

ADMINISTRATOR: The administrator of the Challenge is Health 2.0, LLC, 350 Townsend Street, #403, San Francisco, CA 94107 ("Administrator")

CHALLENGE DESCRIPTION: The Challenge submission period begins at 12:01 AM Eastern Time on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 and ends at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Tuesday, September 12, 2013 ("Challenge Period"). The Challenge ends with the announcement of the competition winner on October 1, 2013 at the Health 2.0 Fall Conference. Entry into the Challenge does not constitute entry into any other challenge or promotion, including, without limitation, other similar challenges or promotions offered by Sponsor and/or Administrator. By participating in the Challenge, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor and/or Administrator, which shall be final and binding in all respects.

ELIGIBILITY: The Challenge is open to any individual 18 years old or older as of their time of entry, and any organizational entity (corporation, non-profit, etc.) operating lawfully anywhere in any country or territory, except for Cuba, Iran, Sudan, Syria and North Korea. Employees of Sponsor, Administrator, each of their affiliates, and/or any other individual or entity associated with the development, judging, or administration of the Challenge as well as members of such persons' immediate families (spouses, children, siblings, parents), and persons living in the same household as such persons, whether or not related, are not eligible to participate in the Challenge.

HOW TO ENTER: To enter go to the website located at (the "Challenge Website"), complete the Official Entry Form, and enter your Submission demonstrating the Submission's capabilities and functionality as required by the instructions posted on the Challenge Website. You may enter either alone or as part of a team. Each Submission entered into the Challenge must meet the "Submission Requirements" described by the challenge Sponsor. Any Submission that, in Sponsor's sole discretion, does not meet the Submission Requirements will be disqualified.

Submissions must be received during the Challenge Period to be eligible. Administrator is the official timekeeper for the Challenge. No substitutions of new versions of Submissions will be accepted under any circumstances once the original Submission is submitted for consideration. In the event a dispute regarding the identity of the individual or team who actually submitted an entry cannot be resolved to Sponsor's and/or Administrator's satisfaction, the affected entry will be deemed ineligible. Except as otherwise stated in these Official Rules, personal information collected in connection with the Challenge will be used by Sponsor in accordance with Sponsor’s privacy policy available at [] and by Administrator in accordance with Administrator's privacy policy available on the Website and with any additional consent given by an entrant at the time of entry. All entry information and materials, including any copy of the Submission submitted to Sponsor, become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Proof of submission is not considered proof of delivery to or receipt of such entry. Furthermore, Sponsor and Administrator shall have no liability for any Submission that is lost, intercepted, or not received by Sponsor and/or Administrator. Sponsor and Administrator assume no liability or responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, theft, or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Submissions.

REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES/INDEMNIFICATION: By participating in the Challenge, each entrant represents, warrants, and covenants as follows: (a) entrant is the sole author, creator, and owner of the Submission; (b) the Submission is not the subject of any actual or threatened litigation or claim; (c) the Submission does not and will not violate or infringe upon the intellectual property rights, privacy rights, publicity rights, or other legal rights of any third party; (d) the Submission does not and will not contain any harmful computer code (sometimes referred to as "malware," "viruses" or "worms"); and (e) the Submission, and entrants’ use of the Submission, does not and will not violate any applicable laws or regulations, including, without limitation, applicable export control laws and regulations of the U.S. and other jurisdictions. If the Submission includes any third party works (such as third party content or open source code), entrant must be able to provide, upon Sponsor and/or Administrator's request, all appropriate licenses and releases for such third party works. In the event entrant cannot provide all required licenses and releases, Sponsor reserves the right, in Sponsor's sole discretion, to disqualify the applicable Submission, or seek to secure the licenses and releases for Sponsor's benefit and allow the applicable Submission to remain in the Challenge. Entrants will indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Sponsor and Administrator from and against all third party claims, actions, or proceedings of any kind and from any and all damages, liabilities, costs, and expenses relating to or arising from entrant's Submission or any breach or alleged breach of any of the representations, warranties, and covenants of entrant hereunder. Sponsor and/or Administrator reserve the right to disqualify any Submission that Sponsor and/or Administrator, in its sole discretion, deems not to comply with these Official Rules.

SUBMISSION LICENSE: EACH ENTRANT RETAINS TITLE AND FULL OWNERSHIP IN AND TO THEIR SUBMISSION. ENTRANT EXPRESSLY RESERVES ALL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS NOT EXPRESSLY GRANTED UNDER THIS AGREEMENT. By participating in the Challenge, each entrant hereby irrevocably grants to Sponsor and Administrator a limited, non-exclusive, royalty free, worldwide, license and right to use the Submission to the extent necessary to administer the Challenge, and to publically perform and publically display the Submission, including, without limitation, for advertising and promotional purposes relating to the Challenge.

PUBLICITY RELEASE: By participating in the Challenge, in addition to any other grants granted herein or which may be granted in any other agreement entered into between Sponsor and/or Administrator, on the one hand, and any entrant in the Challenge, on the other hand, each entrant hereby irrevocably (a) grants to Sponsor and Administrator the right to use such entrant's name, likeness, image, and biographical information in any and all media for any purpose, including, without limitation, advertising and promotional purposes relating to the Challenge and (b) releases Sponsor and Administrator from any liability with respect thereto.

WINNER SELECTION/EVALUATION CRITERIA: Sponsor, in its sole discretion and with input from a review panel appointed by Sponsor, will select 1 or more winners.

  • Innovation and unique qualities of application
  • Innovative use of data sets
  • Potential to improve users' understanding of Health Care Systems around the world

The evaluation criteria are to be applied and the winners selected by Sponsor, with input from the review panel. By participating in the Challenge, each entrant into the Challenge acknowledges and agrees that such evaluations may differ from person to person and agrees to be bound by and not challenge the final decisions of Sponsor.

NOTICE TO WINNERS: Attempts to notify potential winners will be made using the contact information provided on the winner's Official Entry Form. Sponsor and Administrator are not responsible for e-mail or other communication problems of any kind. If, despite reasonable efforts, a potential winner does not respond within five (5) days of the first notification attempt (or a shorter time if deemed necessary by Sponsor), or if the prize or prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to such potential winner, such potential winner will forfeit his or her prize. If any potential prize winner forfeits a prize or is found to be ineligible, or if he or she has not complied with these Official Rules or declines the applicable prize for any reason prior to award, such potential prize winner will be disqualified and the Sponsor in its sole discretion will determine whether to select an alternate winner or not to award the prize. ANTICIPATED NUMBER OF ENTRANTS: It is anticipated that many individuals or teams will enter this Challenge. 5 submissions will be selected as winners in phase 1 and 3 submissions will be selected as winners in phase 2. Actual odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Sponsor and Administrator cannot accurately predict the number of entrants who will participate in the Challenge. In the event that Sponsor, in its sole discretion, deems that an insufficient number of eligible entries are received, or that Sponsor and/or Administrator is prevented from awarding the prize or continuing with the Challenge as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, including, without limitation, fire, flood, natural or man-made epidemic, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war (declared or undeclared) or any federal state or local government law, order, or regulation, public health crisis, order of any court or jurisdiction, or other cause not reasonably within Sponsor's control ("Force Majeure"), Sponsor and/or Administrator shall have the right to modify, suspend, or terminate the Challenge.


  • One prize - $5,000 and a opportunity to present at Health 2.0's fall conference

GENERAL PRIZE CONDITIONS: The potential winner may be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and (where imposing such condition is legal) a Publicity Release (collectively "Prize Claim Documents”). If a winner fails or refuses to sign and return all Prize Claim Documents within five (5) days of Sponsor's and/or Administrator's request (or a shorter time if deemed necessary by Sponsor), the winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected. No more than the advertised number of prizes will be awarded. No cash alternative or substitution or transfer of prizes will be allowed, except Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute prizes of comparable value, in whole or in part, for any reason. THE WINNER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR REPORTING AND PAYING ANY INCOME TAXES OR OTHER TAXES THAT MAY APPLY TO ACCEPTING A PRIZE; SPONSOR AND ADMINISTRATOR ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR AND WILL NOT PAY ANY SUCH TAXES.

DATES/DEADLINES: Because of the unique nature and scope of the Challenge, Sponsor and Administrator reserve the right, in addition to those other rights reserved herein, to modify any dates or deadlines set forth in these Official Rules or otherwise governing the Challenge.

GENERAL LIABILITY RELEASE/FORCE MAJEURE: Each entrant agrees that neither Sponsor nor Administrator (a) shall be responsible or liable for any losses, damages, or injuries of any kind (including death) resulting from participation in the Challenge or any Challenge-related activity, or from entrants' acceptance, receipt, possession, use, or misuse of any prize, and (b) has made any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any prize, including, without limitation, regarding such prize's merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Entrants will indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Sponsor and Administrator from and against all third party claims, actions, or proceedings of any kind and from any and all damages, liabilities, costs, and expenses relating to or arising from entrant's participation in the Challenge. Neither Sponsor nor Administrator assume responsibility for any damage to an entrant's computer system which is occasioned by accessing the Website or other Challenge-related websites or participating in the Challenge, or for any computer system, phone line, hardware, software, or program malfunctions, or other errors, failures, delayed computer transmissions, or network connections that are human or technical in nature. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, neither Sponsor nor Administrator are responsible for incomplete, illegible, misdirected, misprinted, late, lost, postage-due, damaged, or stolen entries or prize notifications; or for lost, interrupted, inaccessible, or unavailable networks, servers, satellites, Internet Service Providers, websites, or other connections; or for miscommunications, failed, jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected computer, telephone, cable transmissions or other communications; or for any technical malfunctions, failures, difficulties, or other errors of any kind or nature; or for the incorrect or inaccurate capture of information, or the failure to capture any information. Sponsor and Administrator each reserve the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Challenge or Website or other Challenge-related websites, to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Challenge, or to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person, and Sponsor and Administrator each reserve the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. If the Challenge is terminated for Force Majeure before expiration of the Challenge Period, Sponsor may in its sole discretion, but is not required to, select a winner from all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the date of the event giving rise to the termination. These Official Rules cannot be modified or amended in any way except in a written document issued in accordance with the law by a duly authorized representative of both Sponsor and Administrator. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.
WINNERS LIST/OFFICIAL RULES: To obtain any legally-required winners list (after the conclusion of the Challenge) or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed envelope with the proper postage affixed to: Health 2.0, LLC, Attn: Health 2.0 Developer Challenge, 350 Townsend Street, #403, San Francisco, CA 94107. Please specify "winners list" or "Official Rules" and the name of the specific Challenge in your request.
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