Navigation Links
Boston researchers create 'SMArt' platform architecture, launch $5,000 health app competition
Date:3/8/2011

Boston, Mass. Through a grant from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), researchers at Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School have developed a first-of-its kind platform architecture to support a flexible health information technology (IT) environment and promote innovation. The SMArt (Substitutable Medical Applications, reusable technologies) platform and interface are being made publicly available today to kick off the start of a $5,000 competition challenging developers to create web applications that provide specific functionality for patients, physicians, or for public health.

First described in a March 2009 New England Journal of Medicine Perspectives article, the SMArt architecture is an "iPhone-like" health IT platform model that aims to transform the way health IT supports health care by facilitating the development of medical applications that are scalable and substitutable; that will drive competition, innovation, and increased efficiency in the functionality of technology for improved health care.

ONC awarded $15 million to the project in April 2010 through the Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Projects (SHARP) program. The SMArt project will enable the equivalent of an iTunes App Store for health and support an ecosystem of applications ranging from medication managers for patients at home to e-prescribing applications and decision support for physicians in the office.

"The goal of this model is to enable a substantial shift towards technologies that are flexible and able to quickly adapt to meet the various needs of their users on a variety of devices," said Kenneth Mandl, MD, MPH, of the Children's Hospital Informatics Program and Harvard Medical School, and co-lead on the SMArt project. "As developers begin to compete on quality, value and usability, we expect to see the introduction of an array of innovative functions and a drop in the cost of h
'/>"/>

Contact: Keri Stedman
keri.stedman@childrens.harvard.edu
617-919-3110
Children's Hospital Boston
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Boston Medical Center critical care chief receives grant for lung injury study
2. Boston University School of Medicine professor co-authors first book on deaf ethnicity
3. Boston University School of Medicine awarded grants to improve early detection of lung cancer
4. Boston University researcher lauded for leading-edge lung cancer research efforts
5. Boston, Oct. 21-24: Largest international pediatric oncology conference
6. Boston Medical Center receives 2 grants for integrative medicine research
7. Boston Medical Center research study validates the Boston Bowel Preparation Scale
8. eMindful Provides a New Twist on Chocolate for Members of Boston's Beacon Hill Village
9. 25th AIDS Walk Boston to Take Place Sunday, June 6, 2010
10. Boston Children's Museum Lunch & Learn Lecture Series
11. Village at Proprietors Green Opens on South Shore, Introducing Innovative Senior Living to Boston Area
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/18/2014)... (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 CarePoint Health ... removal of a cancerous prostate, along with the adjacent ... new da Vinci robotic Xi platform was performed at ... performed by Dr. Mutahar Ahmed and Dr. Yale Shulman ... and anesthesiologists, specifically trained for robotic procedures. The robot ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. ... that testosterone replacement therapy effectively treats normally sagging levels of ... Drug Administration advisory panel said Wednesday. The panel, from ... of the popular drugs and require drug makers to conduct ... according to Bloomberg News . "The whole idea ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... New research led by Queen,s University professor Robert Campbell ... surgery is not helpful or necessary., Glaucoma is the ... and about 400,000 Canadians are afflicted with the disease, ... being high enough to damage the optic nerve. The ... eye to the brain and is a vital part ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... German . In ... fight a pathogen tooth and nail, but rather tolerate it to ... of tolerance is that the disease only progresses very slowly ... pathogen load. , Roland Regoes, a senior scientist at ETH Zurich,s ... He set about investigating whether there are infected people who are ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... September 18, 2014 It is almost time ... or walk for healthier and happier kids. The South ... in the 4th Annual Miami Children’s Hospital 5K Run/Walk. ... http://www.hyundaihopeonwheels.org , The 5K will take place on ... be outside of Coral Gables City Hall located at 405 ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:CarePoint Health Physicians Perform the First Prostatectomy in New Jersey Using the da Vinci Xi Robot 2Health News:CarePoint Health Physicians Perform the First Prostatectomy in New Jersey Using the da Vinci Xi Robot 3Health News:FDA Panel: Limit Testosterone Drug Use 2Health News:FDA Panel: Limit Testosterone Drug Use 3Health News:FDA Panel: Limit Testosterone Drug Use 4Health News:Withdrawal from the evolutionary race 2Health News:Withdrawal from the evolutionary race 3Health News:South Florida Hyundai Dealers Association Proudly Support the 4th Annual Miami Children’s Hospital 5K Run/Walk this Saturday August 20th in Coral Gables 2Health News:South Florida Hyundai Dealers Association Proudly Support the 4th Annual Miami Children’s Hospital 5K Run/Walk this Saturday August 20th in Coral Gables 3
... get the blues during the course of the winter and ... far more difficult to overcome the seasonal affective disorder (SAD), ... ,Those who suffer from SAD overeat, sleep ... irritability and depression and develop an aversion to social interactions. ...
... associated with several alleged miscarriages of justice has been ... decision has been hailed as one to preserve public ... officials in Saskatchewan have voted to curtail practicing privileges ... Smith. ,Smith had been granted temporary ...
... are reporting that the traditional method of assessing the ... the danger //of missing one-third of women who are ... ,Roger Blumenthal, M.D., an associate professor and ... Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and its Heart ...
... University of Chicago have announced findings of archeological evidence that ... leading to the destruction of a city. Clemens Reichel, a ... was conducted was a war zone. Artifacts from daily life ... at the Iraqi border. ,The findings prove ...
... milk is so there is study in Australia ... with nutraceutical, pharmaceutical and agrochemical potential.// ... Queensland's Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) and the ... has teamed up with MG Nutritionals for the ...
... Woo Suk the cloning pioneer of South Korea is defending ... editors of Science magazine in Washington to retract his work.//, ... magazine, Donald Kennedy said that Hwang would have 'days or ... his bid to retract a pioneering article that held out ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Calcium Levels Could Indicate Future Heart Disease Risk 2Health News:Excavations Reveal Clues Of Early Warfare 2Health News:Scientist Calls Upon Media To Retract His Work 2
(Date:9/18/2014)...   Fruit Street Health (Fruit Street), today ... of funding. The round, which includes ... of individual investors, the majority of whom are prominent ... round are; Houston Cardiology Consultants Partner Asif Ali, ... Rapha Family Medicine Practice Owner Frances Ilozue , ...
(Date:9/18/2014)...  KIYATEC announced today that it has been ... (SBIR) Phase II Contract from the National Cancer ... centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health ... award, KIYATEC will expand its 3D breast cancer ... of cancer therapy strategies: 1) cancer,s interaction with ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... , Sept. 18, 2014  Decision Resources Group finds ... growth factor (VEGF) agent for wet AMD, is equally ... plans as Genentech,s Lucentis, which is the standard of ... care organization (MCO) directors do not identify a clear ... more likely than Lucentis to be listed on tier ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Fruit Street Health Secures First Round Of Seed Funding Led By Group Of Medical Industry And Technology Leaders 2Fruit Street Health Secures First Round Of Seed Funding Led By Group Of Medical Industry And Technology Leaders 3National Cancer Institute Awards KIYATEC Nearly $2M to Advance Predictive Cancer Diagnostics 2National Cancer Institute Awards KIYATEC Nearly $2M to Advance Predictive Cancer Diagnostics 3Regeneron's Eylea and Genentech's Lucentis Are Equally Likely to be Covered on Commercial and Medicare Advantage Plans for Wet AMD 2Regeneron's Eylea and Genentech's Lucentis Are Equally Likely to be Covered on Commercial and Medicare Advantage Plans for Wet AMD 3
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
Medicine Products: