Phase 3: Pilot
The final phase will involve pilot testing the app in “real-life” clinical settings. The grand prize winner in Phase 2 is required to collaborate with a contractor selected by AHRQ to pilot test the app in nine practice settings in the District/Maryland/Virginia area. If the grand prize winner cannot be at the pilot sites physically, the contractor can facilitate remote access for the collaboration. There will be a mix of primary care and specialty care practices. The goal of Phase 3 is to assess the usability of the app. This phase will also test the feasibility of implementation, the scalability of the app, and acceptance by stakeholders.
- Work with contractor selected by AHRQ on the pilot test including setting up the IT infrastructure, modifying the application if needed, and troubleshooting issues during data collection.
- Demonstrate achievement of milestones to receive the final prize payment:
- Post an open source version of the application’s code on the GitHub source repository to make the code publicly available.
- Successful data collection from all pilot sites.
- Successful export of standardized data at all pilot sites.
- Submit monthly progress report of the pilot test (25th of every month from February – September, 2019).
- Submit a final report by September 13, 2019 on lessons learned, recommendations, and concrete next steps for sustainability including commercialization and/or broadened use and how to attract patients and/or providers to adopt and use the application.