In a release, Wil Yu, Special Assistant for Innovations at ONC, said, “We are very excited about the winning applications. The popHealth tool is a cutting-edge technology that was able to support a highly technical competition. The winning teams displayed impressive levels of understanding in the areas of meaningful use and provider-patient interaction, which resulted in unique and useful solutions. We look forward to seeing advancements to the teams’ solutions in the future.”
Wil Yu, ONC’s special assistant for innovations – “We seek breakthrough solutions to nuanced issues; some are ready for the marketplace and some are prototypes, but all will have a great potential to benefit Americans. Ask Dory and My Cancer Genome are examples of results that innovation challenges can incentivize and deliver – we’re really excited to see their impact.”
Such websites contain huge amount of information which is often difficult to access and understand for the average patient who is overwhelmed by the maze of information written in scientific and medical jargon. ‘Dory‘ will help the patient to get out that kind of impasse. Dory is an online interactive tool that asks the patients personalized questions and help them find the right clinical trial near them.
TrialX is trying to make it easier for patients and researchers to find each other… TrialX is also one of the first companies that connects to a patient’s personal health record (PHR)…The company has arrangements with the two other pioneers in this field, Microsoft (HealthVault) and Google (GoogleHealth)…Another entry into TrialX is Twitter, the social networking site that allows people to broadcast messages of 140 words or less…TrialX just made an agreement with CenterWatch, one of the world’s largest online databases of active clinical trials…TrialX iPhone app lets patients and doctors search for clinical trials by location, indication or treatment, share it with friends or family, and call a clinical trial investigator.