Author Archives: Hemali Thakkar

Shopping for Insurance? We’ve Got You Covered

Is my prescription covered? What’s my copay? Choosing a health insurance plan that gets you the most bang for your buck is daunting. For many, medication price and coverage is a crucial decision factor. Meanwhile, drug prices vary under different … Continue reading

Using Health IT to Mobilize Data for Pressure Ulcer Prevention

As many of you know, ONC has sponsored several health and health care related mobile app and video development challenges over the past few years with the goal of providing tools and information to both patients and consumers that can … Continue reading

New Developer Contest: Create a Cancer Survivor Tool

ONC and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) are challenging app developers to create new tools to help cancer survivors. The new Crowds Care for Cancer: Supporting Survivors Challenge is asking app developers to create new tools meant to help survivors … Continue reading

PILOT Health Tech NYC Matches Startups with NYC Health Care Service Organizations

Let’s face it, as a startup in the health care space, it’s not easy to land a first pilot to demonstrate the value your new technology, much less get paid for one. Strict federal regulations, billion dollar EMR implementations, and … Continue reading

‘Reducing Cancer Among Women of Color’ App Challenge

Calling all software developers, entrepreneurs, and innovators – the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeks your help in empowering women in minority and underserved communities to fight and prevent cancer. Each year, more than 300,000 new cases of … Continue reading

Winners of the Patient Safety Reporting System Challenge

Over the past several weeks, many of us at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and Food and Drug Administration have been evaluating the submissions for the Reporting Patient … Continue reading

ONC Launches New Health Data Platform Challenges

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology is excited to have launched a series of new Investing in Innovation (i2) Initiative competitions at the recent Health Datapalooza! The i2 program promotes the use of technology to find solutions that … Continue reading

Palo Alto Medical’s Innovation Center Announces Seed Funding for Accelerator Program

Through the linkAges™ Developer Challenge and Accelerator Project, the Palo Alto Medical Foundation’s (PAMF) David Druker Center for Health Systems Innovation (IC) is inviting teams to create innovative solutions to help seniors age successfully. First place winners of the three-month Developer Challenge … Continue reading

Call For Innovators: Just Two Weeks Left to Enter the EHR Accessibility Module Challenge!

The deadline for the EHR Accessibility Module Challenge is slowly approaching, with less than two weeks to go! Sponsored by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), this challenge emphasizes accessibility and usability in health IT, which are high … Continue reading

ONC Launches Reporting Patient Safety Events Challenge to Help Reduce Medical Errors

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is proud to launch the Reporting Patient Safety Events Challenge, designed to spur development of platform-agnostic health IT tools to facilitate the reporting of medical errors in hospital and outpatient … Continue reading

Boston Tackles Health Care Using Big Data at the Health 2.0 Code-A-Thon

In another sign of how strong the Boston health-tech and developer communities are, more than 70 participants shirked the perfect weather and blue bird skies to huddle inside to improve health care. They came together to generate and implement innovative … Continue reading

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