Accelerate Challenge

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AwardsPrix :
$60,000 awarded

Challenge closed
The Accelerate Challenge was designed to help accelerate digital health use among patients and clinicians in an effort to boost patient care and foster health system improvements through greater use.Launched in October 2013, the Accelerate Challenge was open to demonstration projects that successfully met their active user and reporting milestones. It encouraged participants to exceed those targets and continue to engage new users for their digital health solution.

The three participants with the highest user growth were rewarded for their efforts:

First Place:

The Ottawa Hospital – Clinical Mobile App

The Ottawa Hospital Clinical Mobile App allows clinicians to conveniently access vital patient information using their mobile devices. The app eliminates the need to access charts, which saves time.

Second Place:

Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness – Personal Health Records

The Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness Personal Health Records portal provides patients with the ability to communicate with their clinicians and access to the medical information they need to take a more active role in the management of their health and wellness.

Third Place:

Health PEI – Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE) system

The Health PEI CPOE system allows physicians’ orders to be entered electronically rather than written by hand, which reduces potential errors, improves patient care and safety and delivers more efficient health care.