Health 2.0

Announcing the Health 2.0 Developer Challenge

Today, it was a great thrill for us to have Aneesh Chopra (CTO of the Federal Government) this morning in DC at the Community Health Data Initiative Data Forum announce the The 2010 Health 2.0 Developer Challenge, with support from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Community Health Data Initiative (CHDI).

With newly opened government data sets and lightweight frameworks for rapid application development, we have a unique opportunity to participate in an ecosystem of data “suppliers” and “appliers” to build innovative tools to improve personal and population health.

Health 2.0 will host a series of events leading up to the final Challenge during the Health 2.0 Annual Conference October 6-9, 2010, the culminating event of Health Innovation Week, October 3-10, in San Francisco CA.

Stay tuned! This is going to be an exciting process of innovation  and we’re really excited to kick it off.

You can go to Health2Challenge.org and see more and register your interest—whether you’re a developer, or you have a data set to contribute, or you want to issue a challenge, or sponsor a prize.

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Until Chopra deals with absence of usability in the HIT devices he and they are forcing doctors to use and taxpayers to purchase, there will be no improvement in outcomes or costs. The ideas are excitedly folly and add new forms of endangerment to patients, challenging physicians to be ever more resourceful in saving the HIT afflicted patients.