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HHS launches health-indicators app challenge
Modern Healthcare

HHS is calling on healthcare and technology experts to design software applications that will address the nation’s most pressing health concerns. The challenge is part of the federal government’s Healthy People 2020 campaign. HHS’ recently released list of updated leading health indicators, which are used to gauge public health, will serve as the basis for the LHI Apps Challenge, HHS Chief Technology Officer Todd Park said in a blog post about the announcement. Park and HHS Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Howard Koh formally announced the challenge at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association.