Challenge and prize competitions are one path that Federal agencies take to drive innovation. AHRQ has embarked on the challenges below, which 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.
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.
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, publically available social determinants of health data to better understand and predict communities’ unmet healthcare needs.