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PHR Ignite

PHR Ignite is ONC funded state collaboration to enable personal health record exchange, giving states resources needed to develop solutions to challenges preventing or impeding health information exchange across state lines.


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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.


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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.


Read more about the NCCD

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.


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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.

Learn more about SHARPn

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.

Read more about MD SHARP

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.

Check out all of the challenges.