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AMA and Google Launch Health Care Interoperability and Innovation Challenge

The American Medical Association (AMA) recently announced the AMA Health Care Interoperability and Innovation Challenge sponsored by Google to inspire novel examples of mobile health technology—such as wearable devices and applications— that effectively monitor and share medical data between patients and physicians to improve the management of chronic diseases. 

"The AMA is working to unleash a new era of patient care through its Integrated Health Model Initiative (IHMI) by pioneering a common data model for organizing and sharing meaningful health data like patient goal, state and functioning, and assembling an unprecedented collaborative effort across health care and technology stakeholders," says AMA President David O. Barbe, MD, MHA. "The challenge we're announcing today is an extension of the AMA's work and will explore possible uses of mobile health technology to provide patients and physicians with a rich stream of medical data that isimportant for improving care and long-term wellness." 

The challenge invites the health and technology sectors to present solutions that demonstrate how patient-generated data are captured by mobile health monitoring technology, transferred to a medical practice, and transformed into accessible and actionable information for the patient and physician to improve health outcomes.

Specifically, entrants are asked to present ideas on how to do the following:

The winning ideas will demonstrate how the applicant uses patient-generated health data in meaningful ways to have maximum impact on improving physician workflow, improving clinical outcomes, and reducing cost in the health care system. The three best ideas that are submitted to the challenge by June 7, 2018, will be selected to share $50,000 in credits for Google Cloud. 

To learn more about the AMA Health Care Interoperability and Innovation Challenge sponsored by Google, go to https://ama-ihmi.org/googlechallenge.

— Source: American Medical Association