Cerner is challenging innovators and application developers to advance consumers’ access to electronic health records (EHRs) with the 2019 code App Challenge. Participants will join Cerner’s pursuit of the next groundbreaking advancement, with a focus on helping consumers easily access and understand health records.
2019 Cerner code App Challenge Rules & Requirements
With the 2019 code App Challenge, Cerner encourages innovators to build apps on its industry-leading platforms that further transform health care. Proposed apps must focus on consumers’ ability to access, understand and use health information in the EHR.
The code program provides third-party developers with tools and resources to realize ideas and create software apps that can be embedded across all EHRs, not only Cerner’s platform. The Cernercode App Gallery now has more than 30 apps accessed by nearly 53,000 unique and active monthly users. Cerner’s rigorous validation process helps ensure providers and consumers access high-quality and secure apps that bring differentiated benefits to the delivery of care and the patient experience. Cerner’s open platforms and technology provide new ways for organizations to adjust to health care’s rapidly evolving demands.
Challenge Submission Deadline & Prizes
Submissions for the 2019 code App Challenge can be at any stage of development, from an idea to a working demo. Developers can create apps independently, as a team, or in collaboration with hospitals or health systems. The winning individual or team will receive a one-year membership to the code program, with Cerner engineers helping guide the app through the validation process. If the app completes validation, it will be added to the code App Gallery. The deadline for submissions is Aug. 16, 2019.
“We challenge innovators and organizations across the industry to join us in advancing interoperability, secure data exchange and consumer access to health records. People should be able to access and understand their own health information regardless of facility or EHR, which is why collaboration through open platforms and shared data is critical to our mission,” said John Gresham, senior vice president, Health Networks, Cerner. “Putting the person at the center of care by improving consumer access to medical information encourages active participation in health care. Embedding consumer-centric apps in the EHR can drive patient engagement, increase awareness of health care costs and improve overall health outcomes.”