The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has partnered with the Office of the Surgeon General to launch the Surgeon General’s Healthy App Challenge.
The Challenge invites developers to submit health, wellness, and fitness apps with that focus on:
· Fitness/physical activity: applications aimed at recruiting and retaining people who are not regularly exercising
· Nutrition/health eating: applications aimed at quickly prepared home meals, eating out sensibly, and getting health food when traveling
· Integrative health: applications aimed at integrating multiple aspects of wellness (sleep habits, social health and mental health)
The challenge is designed to encourage the development and submission of technology applications to create a healthy and fit nation.
Interested developers should register at the Challenge.gov portal: http://sghealthyapps.challenge.gov/.
Registration is free and can be completed anytime during the Application Submission Period, December 6, 2011, to December 30, 2011.