There will be a hackathon next weekend called the Boston Blue Button Innovation Challenge, run by Tufts MedStart, a group at MIT called Hacking Medicine, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, and White House Innovation Fellows. You can get more information here. As noted:
Blue Button is an international movement to engage patients in their health through access to their health data in both human and machine-readable formats.
The event will focus on use cases that take advantage of patient clinical data liberated through Blue Button + Direct, a technology available in all Meaningful Use certified technology starting winter 2014. The event will open with patients and providers sharing their highest priority Blue Button use cases which will guide development over the weekend and judging criteria. Example ideas may include but are not limited to:
- Co-designed applications that can improve communication between the health care provider and the patient. (ie. care plans and notes that both the patient and physician can contribute to)
- Simplifying medical jargon, content, and diagnoses for patients. (ie. consumer friendly definitions of clinical terms)
- Clinical health information visualizations. (ie. interactive lab results)
- Population trend analysis. (ie. seasonal, location specific tracking of symptoms at an aggregate level)
- Patient record matching to clinical trials.