by Tim Bredrup

The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) has announced a new innovation challenge aimed at improving access to medical records for people with disabilities.

It challenges multidisciplinary teams to create and test a module or application that makes it easy for disabled consumers to access and interact with the health data stored in their EHRs.  Submission deadline is July 23, 2012.

The winner will receive a $60,000 prize and an opportunity to demonstrate the technology at a future conference.  More prizes of varying ranges will be awarded to other top competitors.


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