ONC launches new IT developer challenge
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) announced the second part of its Investing in Innovation Initiative: a challenge that aims to stimulate the use of simple, IT-enabled processes and tools that make scheduling hospital discharge follow-up appointments easier for patients, caregivers and providers.

“Scheduling post-discharge follow-up appointments is critical, but not easy for patients or providers and we’re excited by the possibilities that will stem from this challenge,” said Farzad Mostashari, MD, MS, national coordinator for health IT.