Entrants must agree to assume any and all risks and waive claims against the Federal Government and its related entities, except in the case of willful misconduct, for any injury, death, damage, or loss of property, revenue, or profits, whether direct, indirect, or consequential, arising from my participation in this prize contest, whether the injury, death, damage, or loss arises through negligence or otherwise.
Entrants must also agree to indemnify the Federal Government against third party claims for damages arising from or related to competition activities.
Registration Process for Participants
To register for this Challenge, participants can access http://www.challenge.gov and search for "Behavioral Health Patient Empowerment Challenge."
The top three finishers will be invited to the event taking place at the
The top three technologies will be highlighted on a behavioral health technology innovations Web site which is being developed by the
Payment of the Prize
No monetary prize is provided for this challenge.
Basis Upon Which Winner Will Be Selected
The review panel will make selections based upon the following criteria:
Evidence base for the functionality included in the application
Application usability, including intuitiveness, capacity to engage the user, and user interface
Comprehensiveness of the technology for addressing the behavioral health needs of the target population
Existing ability to be integrated with EHR/PHRs or other tools
In order for an entry to be eligible to win this Challenge, it must meet the following requirements:
General--Contestants must provide continuous access to the tool, a detailed description of the tool, instructions on how to install and operate the tool, and system requirements required to run the tool (collectively, "Submission").
Acceptable platforms--The tool must be designed for use on a widely-used platform for mobile devices; this includes web optimization for mobile devices.
Section 508 Compliance--Contestants must acknowledge that they understand that, as a pre-requisite to any subsequent acquisition by FAR contract or other method, they may be required to make their proposed solution compliant with Section 508 accessibility and usability requirements at their own expense. Any electronic information technology that is ultimately obtained by HHS for its use, development, or maintenance must meet Section 508 accessibility and usability standards. Past experience has demonstrated that it can be costly for solution-providers to "retrofit" solutions if remediation is later needed. The HHS Section 508 Evaluation Product Assessment Template, available at http://www.hhs.gov/web/508/contracting/ technology/vendors.html, provides a useful roadmap for developers to review. It is a simple, web-based checklist utilized by HHS officials to allow vendors to document how their products do or do not meet the various Section 508 requirements.
No HHS, ONC, or other federal government logo--The app must not use HHS', ONC's, or any other federal government agency's logos or official seals in the Submission, and must not claim endorsement.
Functionality/Accuracy--A Submission may be disqualified if the software application fails to function as expressed in the description provided by the user, or if the software application provides inaccurate or incomplete information.
Security--Submissions must be free of malware. Contestant agrees that ONC may conduct testing on the app to determine whether malware or other security threats may be present. ONC may disqualify the app if, in ONC's judgment, the app may damage government or others' equipment or operating environment.
General Conditions: ONC reserves the right to cancel, suspend, and/or modify the Contest, or any part of it, for any reason, at ONC's sole discretion. Participation in this Contest constitutes a contestant's full and unconditional agreement to abide by the Contest's Official Rules found at www.challenge.gov.
Ownership of intellectual property is determined by the following:
* Each entrant retains title and full ownership in and to their submission. Entrants expressly reserve all intellectual property rights not expressly granted under the challenge agreement.
* By participating in the challenge, each entrant hereby irrevocably grants to Sponsor and Administrator a limited, non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide license and right to reproduce, publically perform, publically display, and use the Submission to the extent necessary to administer the challenge, and to publically perform and publically display the Submission, including, without limitation, for advertising and promotional purposes relating to the challenge.
15 U.S.C. 3719.
Principal Deputy National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
2. Results from the 2010 NSDUH: Mental Health Findings: http://www.samhsa.gov/data/nsduh/2k10MH_Findings/2k10MHResults.htm.
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