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March
2011

Smart Apps for Health Challenge - Nudging You to Participate

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We want to spread the word about the Smart Apps for Health Challenge and encourage you to participate. The SMART (Subsitutible Medical Apps, reusable technologies) platform is a project funded by The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Informatin Technology through the Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Projects (SHARP) program. Its goal is to provide a common API for develping applications across multiple health information technology platforms.

This is one of the most exciting efforts to address interoperability that we have seen. It does not aim to replace a personal health record, which we are glad to hear since we are big supporters of patient ownership and control of health information and Indivo X in particular. Instead the goal of the platform is to standardize services that are critical for data capture, storage, retrieval, and analysis. This will hopefully accelerate the development of innovative applications for patient empowerment and also help to ensure that these applications reach the people who need them. So we are looking forward to seeing what you build!