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The Blue Button Co-design Challenge

Posted on June 7, 2013 by in Health IT, Innovation, ONC, Patient Empowerment

From the Health DataPalooza IV, Pat Salber, MD, CEO of HealthTech Hatch, Adam Wong, Program Manager, Prize Challenge, and Rebecca Coelius, MD, Medical Officer for Innovation, Office of the National Coordinator for HealthIT (ONC) discuss the Blue Button Co-design Challenge.

For more information and/or to submit your ideas, click here.

According to Salber, CEO of HealthTech Hatch via Press Release:

‘Supporting innovations that will actually be used by people to improve health is a shared mission among Hatch and HHS/ONC, and is the inspiration behind Hatch’s testing platform. What is so great about this project is the way real patient engagement is built in, starting with crowdsourcing the ideas for the Challenge to having the developers post their concepts on Health Tech Hatch so that patients can iteratively interact with the developers in a codesign process, and vote.’

According to Mike Milliard in ‘Health Tech Hatch to expand Blue Button‘ via Healthcare IT News, Farzard Mostashari notes:

‘Instead of predefining what the problems are we want developers to tackle, we’re going to let the world decide what the priorities should be for the challenge,” said Farzad Mostashari, MD, ONC, at the Health Datapalooza on Tuesday. “Once those ideas are clarified, there’s going to be an opportunity for the developers to co-design, to get rapid feedback from actual patients and actual users on the Health Tech Hatch website.’

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