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The Medical Device "Plug-and-Play" (MD PnP) Interoperability Program is promoting innovation in patient safety and clinical care by leading the adoption of patient-centric integration of medical devices and IT systems in clinical environments.


SmartAmerica MD PnP Healthcare App Challenge was announced June 11, 2014 at the White House SmartAmerica Expo.
Over $30,000 in prizes to be awarded

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MD PnP Program
65 Landsdowne St., Suite 200
Cambridge, MA 02139

Julian M. Goldman, MD
Program Director

Diana Lu
Program Manager

The App Challenge will leverage an open platform for
medical device interoperability (OpenICE)
to accelerate healthcare innovation.

Read the White House blog "SmartAmerica Challenge: Harnessing the Power of the Internet of Things"

  Dr. Goldman announcing App Challenge at White House

Nine computers and tablets displaying
real-time data at Smart America Expo

View summary slides of the App Challenge, presented at the White House SmartAmerica meeting on June 10, 2014.

View the complete slide set presented at the SmartAmerica Expo on June 11, 2014.

 Draft App Challenge Schedule

NOTE - App Challenge will be hosted by HHS on
  Timeline is changing to accommodate the new plan
stay tuned for updates ...

Phase 1 - Submission of App Proposals
June 11th: Announce the App Challenge at the SmartAmerica Expo
Week of June 23rd: Rules and Requirements for App Proposals will be posted here
July 14th: Submission Deadline for App Proposals

Phase II - Collaborative Prototyping
Projects selected for Phase II will be announced July 23rd 
at the MD PnP 10th Anniversary event in Boston
MD PnP Team will support prototyping through August 31, 2014

Phase III - App Development & Submission
Deadline: October 17, 2014

Announcement of Winners & Awards
October 31, 2014

$30,000 in cash prizes made possible by a generous 
gift from the Patient Care Program of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

The SmartAmerica App Challenge was conceived at the SmartAmerica Closed-Loop Healthcare hackathon 
held in in our lab in March 2014.

At the upcoming SmartAmerica Expo App Challenge exhibit,
we will have a demonstration of medical data sharing with collaborators:

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White House SmartAmerica Expo
June 11, 2014
Washington DC Convention Center 

As part of the White House SmartAmerica Challenge, the MD PnP program took part in a demonstration, "Closed Loop Healthcare: From Home to Hospital to Home," at the SmartAmerica Expo in Washington, DC on June 11th.
The Expo prototype was developed during a 3-day hackathon at our lab in March.

View slides on the Closed Loop Healthcare project

We also announced the upcoming SmartAmerica MD PnP Healthcare App Challenge (SAMHAC)!