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Google, AMA Launch Health IT Innovation, Interoperability Contest

AMA and Google will launch a mobile health IT innovation and interoperability challenge centered on the use of patient-generated health data.

AMA, Google launch an interoperability and health IT innovation challenge.

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By Kate Monica

- The American Medical Association (AMA) has partnered with Google to launch the AMA Health Care Interoperability and Innovation Challenge intended to encourage the development of mobile health IT, including wearable devices and applications.

Health IT innovators will specifically work to develop medical devices capable of monitoring and sharing health data between patients and providers to improve chronic disease management. 

“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” said AMA President David O. Barbe, MD.

Challenge participants from across the health and technology sectors are encouraged to submit mobile health monitoring technology capable of capturing patient-generated data, transferring the data to medical practices, and transforming data into actionable information for improved health outcomes.

“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 is important for improving care and long-term wellness,” said Barbe.

According to AMA, participants should submit ideas on how to successfully achieve the following:

Winning ideas will show how participants can leverage patient-generated health data to effectively yield improvements in clinical workflows, patient health outcomes, and cost savings.

Contest submissions close on June 7, 2018. The three winning ideas will be chosen to share $50,000 in credits for Google Cloud.

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