How to Enter the Challenge
Participants can register by visiting the Challenge.gov website as well as the web portal on the AHRQ website. Submission requirements and Challenge information including the judging criteria are also provided on the site.
Submissions for Phase 1 should be in English and submitted by the deadline, which has been extended to April 20, 2020, using the online platform.
Submissions should be no more than 5 pages and include the following:
- A description of the information need(s) your solution aims to solve; the target audience for the proposed tool.
- An overview of your solution and your approach to its development using user-centered design.
- The proposed plan to reduce burden of information transfer during hospital discharge.
- Feasibility of tailoring content with the tool to address varying levels of health literacy and English language proficiency.
- Information about the tool, with details on its platform, development structure (i.e., OS), and capabilities, which should include but is not limited to:
- How the proposed tool will leverage existing standards.
- Usability of the proposed tool.
- How the proposed tool would protect the privacy and security of the patient and patient data.
- A work plan on how you would build out the proposed tool if selected as a semifinalist for phase 2.
- Description of the project team and experience. Resumes may be submitted as appendix 1. (No more than 10 pages.)
- Additional reports and data sources that reviewers can use to confirm accuracy of submission may be submitted as appendix 2. (No more than 10 pages.)
- Images, graphics, diagrams, and flowcharts of the proposed tool may be submitted as appendix 3. (No more than 10 pages.)
- The application may be supplemented with a short (2-3 minute) video submission. If a video is submitted, applicants will be expected to adhere to the following AHRQ video guidelines.