07.18.2016

Our Prevvy Connected Health ecosystem vision has been awarded by HHS ONC.

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has announced the Phase 1 winners (press release) of two app challenges centering around making electronic health data easier to access and use for both consumers and providers.

Our Connected Health Ecosystem vision, and specifically our Prevvy Family Health Assistant solution, was winner for ONC consumer Health Data aggregator challenge.

Prevvy Family Health Assistant provides the capabilities to manage an entire family’s health and wellness, including targeted information exchange. The platform incorporates both FHIR and Direct messaging with EHRs certified to Meaningful Use Stage 2.

Prevvy Family Health Assistant is part of our vision for future Connected Health Ecosystems, which families and patients manage their own PHI, careplan execution, and relationship with different providers and community stakeholders. And where business sustainability is based in new quality-based revenue lines for physicians and premium convenience services for healthcare consumers.

As Digital Health startup, our CEO Jose Maria Olmo says: “We are happy because this is a validation to our innovation strategies in Health IT technology, healthcare consumer and care coordination beyond the clinic products development and specially validation to our business model based on new quality incentives and more demanding healthcare consumers”

According to ONC executives, such requirements helped shape high-level submissions to the competition, ideally inspiring more “real-world” IT solutions.

“It is exciting to see the level of innovation that is taking place in health IT today,” Vindell Washington, M.D., principal deputy national coordinator, said in a statement, announcing the Phase 1 winners at a Capitol Hill event on July 18. “The apps that these challenges will produce have the potential to spur real-world improvements for individuals and clinicians throughout the health system.”

Applicants were challenged to use the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard and open application programming interfaces (APIs), which are modern resources that make it easier to retrieve and share information superseding what currently exist in most electronic health records (EHRs). The two challenges, the Consumer Health Data Aggregator Challenge and the Provider User Experience Challenge, were announced by Karen DeSalvo, M.D., national coordinator for health IT, at the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual conference in March.

For the Consumer Health Data Aggregator Challenge ONC says submissions were chosen as the best solutions addressing a need that many consumers have today—the ability to easily and electronically access their health data from different healthcare providers using a variety of different health IT systems.

For both of the challenges, Phase 1 applicants were required to submit a series of plans for their proposed apps, including designs or screenshots, technical specifications, business/sustainability plans, and proposed provider and/or EHR vendor partners to test their work.

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