The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has announced two new challenges to software developers to make applications that improve the continuum of care and consumer health.

The “EHR Accessibility Challenge” targets ways to make it easy for consumers with disabilities to access and use data in their electronic health records. The application should be easy to install and learn to use, and to identify and link to local or online communities and organizations, and support Nationwide Health Information Network standards and protocols. First prize is $60,000; second is $20,000 and third is $5,000.

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