CHICAGO – The American Medical Association and Google have kicked off the AMA Health Care Interoperability and Innovation Challenge to spur the development of new mobile health technology that effectively monitors and shares 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 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 Dr. David Barbe, president of the AMA, in a statement. “The Challenge 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.”
Through the Challenge, companies and others from the health and technology sectors are encouraged to present solutions that demonstrate how patient-generated data is 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.
The winning ideas will demonstrate how the applicant uses patient generated health data in meaningful ways to have maximum impact on improving clinical outcomes, improving physician workflow and reducing cost in the health care system.
The three best ideas that are submitted to the Challenge by June 7 will be selected to share $50,000 in credits for Google Cloud.