Dignity Health and Box Offer Developers Chance to Win $100,000 in Patient Education App Challenge

Janet Wagner, Data Journalist / Full Stack Developer
Oct. 03 2013, 10:00AM EDT

Box, a leading content sharing and file storage platform provider, has announced that the company is partnering with Dignity Health and The Social + Capital Partnership to create the "Box and Dignity Health Patient Education App Challenge." The contest requires developers to use the Box Platform and Box API to create innovative web and mobile apps that provide engaging health-related content to patients and encourage patients to follow up with patient care teams.

Box App Contest

Image Credit: Box Blog

The primary goal of the Box and Dignity Health Patient Education App Challenge is to create apps that improve patient education which will help in providing better health outcomes for patients. The contest requires developers to use the Box platform, a content collaboration platform that supports HIPAA compliance. Twilio, Tokbox, Parse and Firebase are also providing participating developers access to tools and services that will allow added functionality to be incorporated into their apps. Aaron Levie, Co-Founder and CEO of Box states for the press release that:

"There are huge opportunities for innovation in the healthcare sector, driven by new cloud and mobile platform. We're excited to partner with Dignity Health and The Social+Capital Partnership to help focus some of the brightest minds in technology on the patient education experience, an area of healthcare that's in need of modernization."

The winner of the contest will receive the following:

  • $100,000 investment from The Social + Capital Partnership, in the form of a convertible note.
  • One month office space and mentorship from The Social + Capital Partnership.
  • An opportunity to propose your solution to Dignity Health as a potential pilot project.
  • Application will be featured in the Box Apps Marketplace.
  • Receive marketing and sales support from Box.

Developers that would like to participate in the Box and Dignity Health Patient Education App Challenge can find more information on the official contest website.

Janet Wagner Janet is a data journalist and full stack developer based in Toledo, Ohio. Her focus revolves around APIs, data visualization, machine learning, and data-driven journalism. Follow her on Twitter: @webcodepro and on Google+

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