Today, during the 7th annual Health 2.0 conference, the winners and five finalists in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Hospital Price Transparency Challenge (RWJF) have been announced.
The goal of the Challenge is to “help users better understand and potentially use hospital charge data. Transformation of the health care delivery system cannot occur without greater price transparency.”
The challenge sought entries from developers that fit into one of two categories.
- Category A – Visualization Challenge: The entrant provides effective data visualizations that help the public understand, explore and interpret the price data
- Category B – Apps and Tools Challenge: The entrant creates a tool or app that allows users to analyze and potentially leverage the data for purchasing decisions or to negotiate hospital bills
Congratulations to the winners and finalists.
Interactive Visualization Category Winners
- 1st place ($9,000): Optimal Hospital
- 2nd place ($7,000): Clinic Optimizer
- 3rd place ($3,000): Crystal Care
Static Visualization Category Winners:
- 1st place ($6,000): Imaginary Office
- 2nd place ($3,500): wHealth
- 3rd place ($1,500): Hospital Prices and Consumer Assessment Survey
Apps & Tools Category Finalists ($5,000 each):
- Consumer Reports by Chris Bailey
- Haberham Health by Jacob Byrne
- Nerdwallet Health by Christina LaMontagne
- ProcedureTap by Tony Webster
- ReferMe by Arjun Ohri
The grand prize winner of the competition will be announced December 9th, 2013 at the mHealth summit in Washington, DC.