Challenge and prize competitions are one path that Federal agencies take to drive innovation. AHRQ has embarked on challenges that are offered on Challenge.gov.
AHRQ's Bringing Predictive Analytics to Healthcare Challenge encourages health services and social science researchers to submit applications either independently or join with health IT developers, healthcare providers, and others with appropriate expertise to apply predictive analytics and related methods using AHRQ's current data infrastructure, as well as other publicly available data.
For more information, go to https://www.ahrq.gov/predictive-analytics-challenge/
The AHRQ Cross-Sectional Innovation to Improve Rural Postpartum Mental Health Challenge aims to improve postpartum mental health care for rural American families. AHRQ seeks narratives and proposals regarding cross-cutting solutions that encompass digital healthcare and non-traditional partners to ensure that rural families can receive treatment and support for postpartum mental health problems.
For more information, go to https://www.ahrq.gov/rural-post-partum-challenge/index.html.
AHRQ's Visualization Resources of Community-Level Social Determinants of Health Challenge invites participants to develop new online tools to present and encourage use of free, publicly available social determinants of health data to better understand and predict communities' unmet healthcare needs.
For more information, go to https://www.ahrq.gov/sdoh-challenge/
In the AHRQ Step Up App Challenge: Advancing Care Through Patient Assessments, AHRQ is looking for teams to design, develop, and pilot a user-friendly application that simplifies the process of collecting, interpreting, aggregating, and sharing patient-reported outcomes data related to physical function outcomes in the ambulatory care setting.
For more information, go to https://www.ahrq.gov/stepupappchallenge/
In AHRQ's Digital Solutions to Support Care Transitions Challenge competition, AHRQ is seeking applications proposing personalized, high-tech ways to ease administrative and information management burdens, and support patient activation and engagement, especially among Americans diagnosed with multiple chronic conditions and those that may have low health literacy or limited English language proficiency.
For more information, go to https://www.ahrq.gov/mcctransitions-challenge/