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Software Developers Invited To Create Applications For Improving Care By Sharing Health Data

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Advisory Board Company has launched the Patient Engagement Blue Button (R) Challenge and is accepting until August 6 software applications that help hospitals and health systems engage patients in improved health outcomes through secure sharing of key personal health data. 

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Aneesh Chopra, former United States Chief Technology Officer and current Senior Advisor, Health Care Technology Strategy at The Advisory Board Company, announced the Challenge on June 5 at the Health Data Initiative Forum III, also known as the Health Datapalooza.  The Challenge's grand prize winner will receive a $25,000 cash prize. 

"The Patient Engagement Blue Button (R) Challenge addresses a critical open data problem for health care providers," Mr. Chopra said.  "A key step toward increasing patients' management of their own care will be making it easy for patients not just to view and download their health data, but also to share it securely with providers.  Effective patient engagement is an essential component of health care provider strategy in this era of value-based purchasing, episode-of-care-based bundled payments, and shared savings programs."  

Blue Button (R) is a Web-based feature of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs through which patients may easily and securely download their health information from doctors, insurers, pharmacies, or other health-related providers.  The Blue Button (R) appears on the patient portals of more than one third of U.S. hospitals. 

The Advisory Board Company has launched the Patient Engagement Blue Button (R) Challenge in order to build upon these existing standards and help health care providers leverage data to form a new, more profound type of cross-network care management.  The goal is improvements in care quality and efficiency (measured in lower readmissions) and improved patient engagement (measured in such metrics as increased compliance with prescription regimens). 

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