The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) Certified Health IT Product List (CHPL) Data Challenge is a call for developers, researchers, and innovators to develop a software application that makes use of the data in the CHPL application programming interfaces (API) or XML files in novel ways. The application should provide solutions to challenges for health care providers, health care consumers, and the health IT community.
- Total: $40,000 in prizes
- First Place: $20,000
- Two Runners Up: $10,000 each
- Honorable Mention (no cash prize)
While ONC would prefer to award all prizes, in the event that ONC is unable to select three winners, any remaining funds may be split among the selected winners or returned to ONC, at ONC’s sole discretion.
To learn more about the challenge, sign up for the webinar on August 1, 2018 at 2:00 here.
The ONC CHPL is the authoritative, comprehensive listing of all health IT products that have been tested and certified under the ONC Health IT Certification Program. Health IT products are listed on the CHPL after eligible components have been successfully tested by an ONC Authorized Testing Laboratory (ONC-ATL) and certified by an ONC Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB).
The CHPL contains data on certified health IT that includes information on certification criteria to which the health IT has been certified, usability testing results, and surveillance activities, including any non-conformities to their corrective action plans/resolution.
In the past, much of the data on testing and certification was provided in unstructured documents, making data analytics a more involved effort. In 2016, ONC changed the CHPL’s design in order to allow users of the CHPL to have better access to the data in structured, discrete formats.
All the data is viewable directly on the CHPL website. For users who want greater access to the data, the CHPL has APls and downloadable XML files containing the complete data available. Please note that only the 2015 Edition of certified health IT products would have complete discrete data available in these structured formats. Structured data for the 2014 Edition is limited. Further details about the CHPL can be found in the CHPL User Guide.
Instructions for how to use the CHPL data APls can be found here. Downloadable XML files and their documentation can be found here.
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