ONC launches apps challenge
Teams with National Cancer Institute to support survivorsWASHINGTON | May 17, 2013
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology is launching the Crowds Care for Cancer: Supporting Survivors Challenge in conjunction with the National Cancer Institute as part of the Investing in Innovation program, also known as i2.
The challenge aims to spur the development of innovative information management tools and applications that help survivors manage their transition from specialty to primary care.
The apps challenge consists of two phases.
Up to three entrants from Phase I will be awarded $5,000 each and receive additional support to optimize their application proposal for promotion on a crowdfunding portal as they transition to Phase II.
Finalists from Phase I will garner seed funding and publicity from ONC and NCI.
At the end of Phase II the finalists will submit a functioning application to be judged for the $25,000 grand prize. The deadline for Phase I submissions is May 28, at 11:59 p.m. PDT.
Phase II launches June 3. Grand prize winners will be announced during the summer.
Details are available here.