AMA announces 3 winners in interoperability, innovation challenge

The American Medical Association recognized three startups as winners in its AMA Healthcare Interoperability and Innovation Challenge. The contest awarded $50,000 in Google Cloud credits to three companies with proposals to best use patient-generated health data to improve care and reduce inefficiencies in workflows.

“The AMA issued the challenge to inspire the creation of novel mobile technology that demonstrates innovative uses of health data to support the long-term wellness of patients,” said AMA Chief Medical Information Officer Michael Hodgkins, MD, in a prepared statement. “The top solutions chosen in the AMA Challenge have the potential to be transformational innovations that effectively share meaningful medical data between patients and physicians and create a healthier nation.”

The winners are:

First place: HealthSteps is a Florida-based software company that develops platforms for patients to access information through mobile devices.

Second place: Israel’s I-deal Health aims to connect patients and providers through electronic health record data.

Third place: FutureAssure, based in Omaha, Nebraska, wants to automate assessment of potential surgery outcomes by gathering data and analyzing it for risks.