ONC Announces Winners Of Blue Button + Challenge

Adam Wong | HealthITBuzz | September 16, 2013

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The winner of ONC’s Blue Button Co-Design Challenge, the third challenge this year, is GenieMD!

What was the focus of this Blue Button Challenge?

This Challenge tasked developers with creating apps that implement and use Blue Button + functionality to address one of several patient problems.

Using Blue Button +, the winning app was GenieMD

The GenieMD app (whose development was led by founder and CEO Soheil Saadat) provides users with a variety of patient services including symptom checking, finding providers and pharmacies, and alerts for drug interactions through an intuitive, easy-to-use interface.

The app also combines data from multiple providers through Blue Button +, including: