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Are you developing a technology product that could benefit older adults living in congregate housing? Could you use $10,000 to finance your innovation? Then consider entering a new competition called LTC LINK-TANK. But you’ll have to hurry. The deadline for nominations is June 30.The LTC LINK-TANK competition is sponsored by the International Center for Long Term Care Innovation (InnovateLTC) and the LTC LINK Conference. The competition is open to individuals, researchers, teams and entrepreneurs developing products (pre-revenue) that will dramatically improve how providers of long-term services and supports deliver higher quality care based on emerging technology. Judges will include provider organizations, technology experts, venture capital firms and angel investors. Technology experts interested in entering the competition must complete a nomination form by June 30. Up to 5 finalists will receive a travel stipend to present their ideas to a panel of judges at the LTC LINK Conference on July 30 in Chicago. The winning idea will be awarded $10,000 in non-dilutive capital, sponsored by InnovateLTC.For more information contact Alicia Heazlit at (502) 569-0301.
A new contest called the " Blue Button Mash-Up" is seeking ideas for software applications that will help individuals combine their health information with other data to better understand their own health status and make more informed decisions about their care. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is sponsoring the contest.The challenge builds on the "Blue Button" technology developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs. This button, featured on several government and private websites, enables patients to download their health information in a simple ASCII text format. The information can then be stored on private computers or in personal health records and shared with providers, families or caregivers.ONC will award $75,000 in prize money for the winning apps, which must be submitted by Sept. 5.