The NASA CoECI is working with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to administer three challenges. CMS is the federal agency which administers Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program and provides information for health professionals, regional governments, and consumers. The series include the Healthcare Fraud Prevention Partnership Data Exchange Network Challenge, Open Payments App Challenge, and the CMS Provider Screening Innovator Challenge.
The NASA Tournament Lab has just launched another challenge in support of International Space Station operations. So here’s the challenge: to design, develop and produce an iPad application that will allow ISS crewmembers to easily enter foods. The application should seamlessly identify the user, track all dietary intake (food and beverages), and provide a timestamp of when the food was consumed. Go to the NTL ISS site for more information. View the video interview with Dr. Don Pettit on the FIT challenge.
Review this great read from Forbes’ Adrienne Burke about the ongoing NASA ISS FIT (Food Intake Tracker) iPad App Challenge: NASA Asks the “Crowd” to Help Track What Astronauts Eat: NASA has put a man on the moon, but it hasn’t yet come up with an efficient and accurate way for the International Space Station (ISS) crew to track their diets.
Check out the ISS Challenge Series consisting of three TopCoder Challenges that look to explore and improve the International Space Station. The ISS is a world renowned laboratory in space enabling discoveries in science and technology that benefit life on Earth and exploration of the universe.
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and its partner Humanity United announce the first-round winners of the Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention – a technology competition enlisting problem solvers from around the world in support of the White House’s effort to design new tools to prevent mass atrocities.
USAID and Humanity United have launched the final three challenges in their Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention Series. Two of those challenges are supported by CoECI. The MODEL challenge is a series of contests run on TopCoder to create a model to help identify community-level risk factors that make communities more or less likely to experience acts of violence. The COMMUNICATE Challenge on the InnoCentive platform seeks a robust and/or secure mechanism, tool, or process for two-way communication during crises. The third challenge will be launched on the OpenIDEO platform. For a perspective on the challenge series, and a description of CoECI's role in supporting USAID and Humanity United, check out InnoCentive's Seeker Spotlight Blog.
The NASA Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation (CoECI) helps federal agencies generate ideas and solve important problems. Through open prize competitions, agencies can readily increase their creative capacity and reach by tapping into diverse talent from around the world. As a pioneer and active user of open innovation methods and tools, the NASA CoECI provides federal agencies with a cost-effective and complementary means of extending their innovation boundaries.
Build a data exchange network that enables healthcare insurance-paying entities to safely and securely share information for purposes of prevention and detection of fraud, waste and abuse across partners.
Improve capabilities for streamlining operations and screening providers to reduce fraud and abuse.
The challenge: to design, develop and produce an iPad application that will allow ISS crewmembers to easily enter foods.
Develop technologies to better identify, spotlight, and deter intentional or unintentional third-party enablers of atrocities.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is launching a series of challenges to develop a flexible Service Credit Redeposit/Deposit (SCRD) system.