SMART API & Indivo Crowdsource the Creation of Patient-facing Apps

As a patient, it’s astonishing how little access we have to our own health data in a format that is easily understandable. That’s why the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology is excited to have launched the SMART-Indivo App Challenge that tasks developers to build an Indivo application that provides value to patients using data distributed through the SMART API and its Indivo-specific extensions. Indivo is the original personal health platform, enabling an individual to own and manage a complete, secure, digital copy of her health and wellness information.

The app will be either a web or mobile app that runs against the Indivo Developer Sandbox, where it can access patient demographics, medications, laboratory tests, and diagnoses using Web standards. Developers could, for example, build a medication manager, a health risk detector, a patient-friendly laboratory visualization tool, or an app that integrates external data sources (see with patient records in real time. Essentially, it would alleviate many issues and allow for easier and more efficient access and management of patient information.

Submissions for the challenge are due on September 28, 2012. The first place team will be awarded with $10,000. The second and third place teams will receive awards of $2,000 and $1,000, respectively.

For more details, visit the SMART-Indivo App Challenge webpage and watch a short animation about Indivo, created by Jesse Dylan below:

An informational webinar will take place on August 7 at 1PM EST that will provide an in depth review of the challenge and allow interested participants to ask questions to the challenge hosts.