Mobile App Gateway supports award-winning child healthcare app

December 17, 2020

HRSA's Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) is pleased to announce the winner of the Care Coordination for Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Challenge. The Caremap app was developed and tested by a multidisciplinary team from National Family Voices, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Duke Health. The team will receive a $130,000 cash prize.

Caremap is a software solution that helps families of CSHCN coordinate the care their children receive from a variety of health care professionals, including medical, behavioral, social, educational, and developmental specialists. The patient-facing mobile-app leverages open standards and has an associated Clinician Dashboard enabling communication with care team members across settings and over time.

The app was developed with the support of the Mobile App Gateway, a collaborative effort designed to help Duke faculty and students who are interested in digital health development.

This winning solution is a culmination of more than two years of creative and innovative work. HRSA’s MCHB launched this Challenge as one of four Grand Challenges in 2018, and each one addresses critical maternal and child health issues.

Challenge entrants included multidisciplinary teams of academics, health professionals, tech companies, IT designers, as well as individuals, community groups, and startups. The innovations aim to improve quality of care, enhance family engagement, reduce disparities in access and outcomes, and positively impact health care outcomes with the potential of saving costs to families, society, and to the health care system.

The Maternal and Child Health Bureau is part of the Health Resources and Services Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. These Challenges are designed to inspire innovation, promote partnerships, and help families and care providers address some of today's most important health issues.

For more information about the MCHB Grand Challenges, visit the website. Please send questions to MCHBGrandChallenges@hrsa.gov or contact the Caremap Team directly.

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