Ocular Imaging Challenge


This challenge is a multidisciplinary call to innovators and software developers to create an application that improves interoperability among office-based ophthalmic imaging devices, measurement devices, and EHRs. The application will achieve the following:

Convert output from legacy ophthalmic imaging and measurement devices from proprietary formats to vendor-neutral standard formats (e.g. using freeware DICOM tools)
Archive data from multiple imaging and measurement devices
Display images and data for clinicians, and permit basic functionalities such as optimizing viewing parameters (e.g. brightness, contrast, color, zoom, pan)
Integrate with existing EHRs (e.g. “single sign-on”)
Where applicable, leverage and extend NwHIN standards and services including, but not limited to, transport (Direct, web services), content (Transitions of Care, CCD/CCR), and standardized vocabularies.



Competition Organizer

ONC/Health 2.0

*Available in all states*

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Competition Category
  • Graduate - All U.S.
  • Undergraduate - All U.S.
  • Business - All U.S.
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Technology - Other
  • Women or Minority-owned
  • Specialized Industries
  • Virtual/Online
Who's Eligible

To be eligible to win a prize under this challenge, an individual or entity: (a) Shall have registered to participate in the competition under the rules promulgated by Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology; (b) Shall have complied with all the requirements under this section; (c) In the case of a private entity, shall be incorporated in and maintain a primary place of business in the United States, and in the case of an individual, participating in a group, shall be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States and 18 years old or older as of the time of entry; and (d) May not be a Federal entity or Federal employee acting within the scope of their employment. An individual or entity shall not be deemed ineligible because the individual or entity used Federal facilities or consulted with Federal employees during a competition if the facilities and employees are made available to all individuals and entities participating in the competition on an equitable basis. Employees of Sponsor, Administrator, each of their affiliates, and/or any other individual or entity associated with the development, evaluation, or administration of the Challenge as well as members of such persons' immediate families (spouses, children, siblings, parents), and persons living in the same household as such persons, whether or not related, are not eligible to participate in the Challenge.

Competition Prizes

First Place $100,000 plus conference exhibition opportunity
Second Place $35,000
Third Place $15,000