Monday, September 17, 2012

Join the mobile app challenge to "Reduce Cancer Among Women of Color"

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has created a mobile app challenge titled, "Reducing Cancer Among Women of Color Challenge."

Disparities in prevention, early treatment, and final outcomes exist across the spectrum of cancer types and are often amplified in women’s health when we look at breast cancer and gynecologic cancers—primarily cervical, uterine, and ovarian cancer. With over 300,000 new cases combined and 68,000 deaths annually, the impact that these cancers have on the United States cannot be overstated.

This challenge is a multidisciplinary call to innovators and developers to create a mobile device-optimized tool that engages and empowers women to improve the prevention and treatment of breast, cervical, uterine, and ovarian cancer in underserved and minority communities and interfaces with provider electronic health records (EHRs).

First Place: $85,000 plus conference exhibition opportunity
Second Place: $10,000
Third Place: $5,000

Learn more about the challenge here.

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