Speech by Abdul Shaikh, Program Director at the National Cancer Institute, HDI Forum in Bethesda, Maryland, June 2011.
With over 20 online challenges and 6 code-a-thon events across the country, 2011 has been the year where the challenge model has brought innovation to health care. Under the rubric of the America COMPETES Act, ONC has contracted with Health 2.0 to run its Investing in Innovation i2 Challenge series. The Health 2.0 Developer Challenge continues with both HHS and private sector challenges. In the video above, see the winners from both the online Challenges and the live code-a-thons. And hear about several brand new challenges being launched with significant prizes.
An introduction to the challenge by the Abdul Shaikh of the National Cancer Institute, and a description of the winning submission.
Abdul Shaikh, Program Director at the National Cancer Institute
Abdul seems to have been involved in the Health 2.0 Developer Challenge since the start, and we’ve had him talk about previous NCI challenges on the Health 2.0 Show, at the HDI meeting and at our Spring Fling. In this video we have him back announcing the four interim winners of the first ONC-backed Challenge, the NCI Using Public Data for Cancer Prevention and Control: From Innovation to Impact. This announcement took place at the 2011 Health 2.0 conference in San Francisco.