By Christine Kern, contributing writer
Phase 2 winners move on to develop electronic solutions to help consumers share PHI securely.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has announced CedarBridge Group, EMR Direct, Foxhall Wythe, Live and Leave Well, and Lush Group will progress to the third and final phase of the Move Health Data Forward Challenge. The finalists were selected from a group of 10 participants that had progressed from phase one based on their ability to demonstrate viable solutions to challenges related to the flow of health information.
In the final phase of the competition, participants will be challenged with creating mobile or web-based applications to implement the health information sharing solutions they presented in phase 2.
In Phase 1 of the Move Health Data Forward Challenge, applicants submitted plans for developing solutions to aid in exchanging health information. Each of the 10 Phase 1 winners were awarded $5,000 and the right to move on to Phase 2 in which participants had to demonstrate a viable solution to achieve the goals stated in Phase 1 via the safe and secure exchange of health records. The five Phase 2 winners each receive a $20,000 award and advance to the final Phase of competition. The winners were:
Phase 3 will select up to two winners, who will receive $50,000 based on their ability to implement their solution through the development of a mobile or web-based application.