The Department of Health and Human Services has partnered with the Presidential Innovation Fellows for a 14-week programÂ to develop data-driven tools streamliningÂ healthcare operations, HHS said Thursday.
The Opportunity Project Health sprint saw 11 teams from around the world produce digital health-related toolsÂ utilizingÂ emerging technology and curated datasets provided by the HHS and PIFs. Both sponsorsÂ enabled the teamsÂ to access federal data stewards as part of the tech sprint.
The first TOP Health challenge required eight teams to develop artificial intelligence-based tools to help patients access experimental therapies. The second task askedÂ three teams to use citizen science and data-sharing capabilities to provide information on Lyme and tick-borne diseases.
HHS noted that industry and nonprofit organizations will sustain the digital tools on a long-term basis. The applications will be showcased during the upcomingÂ “Demo Day” in Washington, D.C.