App Challenge Launched to Build Researcher Partnerships

Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and Health 2.0 launched a new app challenge to encourage the creation of mobile or web-based tools that connect researchers with patients and other health care professionals.

PCORI is an organization authorized by Congress to conduct research to provide information about the best available evidence to help patients and their health care providers make more informed health decisions.  Health 2.0 is a San Francisco-based company that promotes and showcases new technologies in health care.

According to a PCORI blog post about the project, developers are invited to create a fully functioning, ready-to-publish app and companion website that will facilitate the creation of partnerships between those interested in conducting patient-centered outcomes research. A first prize app will receive $100,000, second place will receive $35,000, and third place will receive $15,000.

PCORI is holding a webinar about the app challenge from 1-2 p.m. ET on April 30. To learn more about the challenge, visit

Date originally posted: April 4, 2014.