Winners of ONC's Move Health Data Forward Phase 2 challenge show viable new approaches to information exchange

The winning teams put strategies such as open APIs to work enabling secure and straightforward movement of patient data.
By Mike Miliard
10:45 AM
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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT announced the Phase 2 winners of the Move Health Data Forward Challenge at HIMSS17 this past week. Awarded $20,000 each, the five winning groups will now move on to final phase of the challenge – which seeks new applications enabling individuals to securely share their own health information with caregivers.

Phase 1 of the challenge called plans describing how applicants would develop tools to do that. Ten winners were awarded $5,000 and moved on to Phase 2, which requires the demonstration of a viable solution to achieve those goals.

[Also: ONC names Phase 1 winners of Move Health Data Forward Challenge]

The winners of Phase 2:

CedarBridge Group LLC. Its CareApprove smartphone app allows patients to grant (or revoke) permission for providers to access, send or receive their health data. Providers can use the CareApprove software plugin with their electronic health record system to stay connected with their patients through the CareApprove mobile app, communicating with each other through a secure messaging system.
EMR Direct. Its HealthToGo too facilitates deployment of apps capable of leveraging multiple data sources in consumer mediated health data exchange – minimizing the number of identities to maintain and grant data to store, allowing consumers to easily manage health data sharing, and improving the accessibility of patient health data while maintaining its privacy and security.
Foxhall Wythe. Its Docket is a secure system for users to store and share data with trusted care professionals, eliminating the need for paper-based patient intake processes. It enables HIPAA compliance via its User-managed Access approach and end-to-end encryption, as well as interoperability using HL7's FHIR specification. Authorization is accomplished via QR code scan and an explicit OAuth 2.0 handshake.
Live and Leave Well. This tool offers both a consumer mediated exchange of end of life plans; and creates a transportable package of data that can be scored for goodness and shared with multiple systems using a combination open APIs and direct integration.
Lush Group. Its HealthyMePHR system offers patients the ability to share and authorize access to their EHRs. Its resource server provides HEART-enabled data, an authorization server to support patient policy, and a client to allow authorized users to view a patient's records.

Phase 3 of Move Health Data Forward will award $50,000 for as many as two winners, based on their ability to implement their tools via mobile or web-based apps.

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