Health 2.0 organization has announced a developer challenge with support from US Department of Health Human Services and Community Health Data Initiative (CHDI) for all independent software vendors, healthcare IT developers and subject matter experts to build innovative healthcare solutions.
The announcement reads “With newly opened government data sets and lightweight frameworks for rapid application development, we have a unique opportunity to participate in an ecosystem of data “suppliers” and “appliers” to build innovative tools to improve personal and population health”.
This sounds very similar to the CIHI (Canadian Institute for Health Information) in Canada, which is a govt. funded organization that analyzes data from the ecosystem of healthcare providers and community organizations to report and improve personal and population health.
Check it out @ http://health2challenge.org/