Got a mobile app? Apply to the Heritage Open mHealth Challenge

Interested in integrating data across disparate mobile health apps and devices to solve clinical problems? Open mHealth is launching their first-ever Heritage Open mHealth Challenge to encourage entrepreneurs to do that just that.   Winners receive $100K.

Open mHealth is a nonprofit that’s building an open source software architecture to break down the barriers to mHealth integration. Through free, standardized, and open APIs, Open mHealth is revealing insights into patients’ health and real-time assessments of treatment in an integrated module that can be viewed on a desktop or tablet by a clinician.

The challenge, recently launched along with partners Heritage Provider Network and UCLA, invites teams to apply Open mHealth tools to integrate data from apps that help manage wellness and common conditions such as diabetes, PTSD, schizophrenia, chronic pain, and Crohn’s disease. They’re looking for great case studies that demonstrate proof-of-concept, so teams must include at least two people: a clinician and a patient. The Open mHealth website has some examples of projects to get your neurons firing with great ideas.

  • Requirements: Anyone is eligible. Just build a mobile app using Open mHealth architecture and put it to the test with a real patient case study. Provide evidence that you’ve solved a clinical problem.
  • Important dates: Register your project idea by March 31st, and submit final results by May 1st.
  • What’s in it for you: Become a part of the Open mHealth community. Make your app available to others. Get ahead of the curve on future health informatics “meaningful use” regulations that will require better integration and interoperability functionality. Win $100k!

To read more detailed requirements and to register your project idea, check out the Heritage Open mHealth Challenge website. Good luck!