“We’re absolutely ecstatic to receive the news! We’ve helped many clients co-create new platforms and SaaS products, but this is our 1st foray into building an app that’s 100% our own creation. To be announced one of the winners is so validating to our ability and domain knowledge.” says AgilisIT President Joyce Tang.
AgilisIT’s solution focuses on patient engagement and shared decision making, ease of use for physicians, and EHR integration to encourage the digital collection of PRO data. The patient-centered app offers both mobile and web applications, enabling patients to receive reminders, timely education and track their own progress, while providers can receive patient health notifications and easily review data to prepare treatment plans based on patient priorities.
AgilisIT was announced as one of the winners in Phase 1. With the prize money, AgilisIT plans to further develop the application with more user-friendly features.
Among the winners are large government contractors, established commercial companies and prestigious academic institutes with medical research divisions.
More about the competition:
In the Health and Human Servcies (HHS) Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)-sponsored Step Up App Challenge: Advancing Care Through Patient Assessments, the 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 (PRO) data related to physical function outcomes in the ambulatory care setting.
The AHRQ Step Up App Challenge encourages participants to create an application (app) that uses the technical specifications provided by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to advance the collection of standardized PRO data in ambulatory care settings. Participants will be asked to draft technical specifications employing the HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) Standards to develop the apps. The FHIR standard was designed to increase the liquidity of granular patient data. The technical specifications will allow standardized PRO data to move between vendor systems both within and across different providers, as well as through third-party applications for direct use by both clinicians and patients. AHRQ will provide a copy of the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS)® physical functioning measures for participants to use when developing the apps.