Australia’s peak body for e-health and health informatics, the Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA), has been joined by Bupa to urge Australians to enter the 2013 HISA Health Apps Challenge before entries close on Friday 21 June.
Bupa’s Head of Clinical Advisory, Dr Stan Goldstein, said the Challenge was a perfect opportunity to continue Bupa’s focus on delivering innovative responses to healthcare.
“Digital health may well be the biggest contemporary reform to the way people access and manage healthcare in Australia,” said Dr Goldstein.
“Bupa is intent on being a major player in this reformation, as demonstrated through initiatives such as our FoodSwitch and Bupa Health Foundation’s BrainyApp.”
Dr Goldstein went on to say that Bupa’s partnership with HISA was the perfect opportunity to bring some of Australia's best minds on this exploration of what’s possible.
“There is so much potential for accessible, useful and even motivating health content with today’s technology; this is why we are supporting a challenge to explore what health benefits can come from advancements in the digital realm.”
Entrants in The Health Apps Challenge have the opportunity to address one of five categories of challenges in healthcare: mental health, oncology, indigenous health, chronic disease management or the personally controlled electronic health record system (PCEHR).
Entries can be from an individual or a team, and must be submitted via a video and through an online competition form before Friday 21 June. The first prize winner will receive $8,000, entry to Australia’s Health Informatics Conference, and the opportunity to have the app commercially developed. The second and third prize winners will receive $4,000 and $1,000 respectively.
For more information about the terms and conditions, visit www.hisa.org.au/AppsChallenge2013
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