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"SMART" Health App Competition Concludes, Names $5,000 Winner
Date:6/22/2011

BOSTON, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --  Corporations, academics and private citizens responded to a national developer challenge issued this spring by researchers at Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School designed to inspire innovation in health information technology (IT) and the way in which health IT supports health care. Fifteen applications were submitted to the "SMART" Platform Apps Challenge in the less than three months since its launch, and an expert judging panel of industry leaders has selected the Meducation SMART app as the winner of the $5,000 prize. Six teams received honorable mention.

Launched in March and posted to Challenge.gov, the SMART (Substitutable Medical Applications, Reusable Technologies) Platform Apps Challenge tasked developers with creating web applications that would interface with an electronic medical record (EMR) or personally controlled health record (PCHR) and demonstrate value to patients, physicians, or public health researchers. A SMART architecture and common programming interface were created and made publicly available to entrants.

The Meducation SMART app, designed by Polyglot Systems, Inc. – a health IT company with a focus on improving care and access for underserved patient populations – provides multilingual, patient-friendly instructions for medications listed in a physician's electronic medical record or the personally controlled health record of a patient. The app uses the SMART programming interface to obtain the medication list and then links out to a drug information database, which facilitates the generation of simplified medication instructions for patients, available in a dozen languages.

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