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Learn about ONC’s SHARP Program and Health IT Challenges
America’s strength has always been tied to its people’s capacity to innovate. To find new ideas, solutions, and creative approaches to meet a variety of challenges, it is crucial to spark creativity, reward innovation, and elevate excellence.
Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Projects on Security (SHARPS)
SHARPS is an ONC-funded research project that addresses strategic cross-cutting themes that foster collaboration, consistency, and a multi-purpose technology convergence of EHR, health information exchange, and telemedicine.
National Center for Cognitive Informatics and Decision Making in Healthcare (NCCD)
The NCCD is an awardee of ONC’s SHARP Program and is charged with providing strategic leadership in patient-centered cognitive support research and applications in health care.
Substitutable Medical Apps, Reusable Technologies (SMArt)
One goal of the SMArt project is to develop a user interface which allows “iPhone-like” substitutability for medical applications based upon shared basic components.
Secondary Use of EHR Data (SHARPn) Mayo Clinic’s project, SHARPn, is working toward creating a unified EHR, which will allow for the exchange of patient information among care providers, government agencies, insurers, and other stakeholders.
Medical Devices Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Project (MD SHARP) The goal of the MD SHARP project is to develop a prototype health care intranet for improved health outcomes, which includes an open platform and tools to enable clinical application development.
Health IT Prizes and Challenges HHS sponsors challenges and competitions that focus on health IT innovations, support ONC’s and HHS’ programs, and improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of health care.