Individuals or groups of up to three can try to win Denny's 50 State Challenge.
The goal of the challenge is to check in at a Denny's in each of the 50 U.S. states. The person who does that first will win a grand prize of free Grand Slam breakfasts for life.
Farzad Mostashari, MD, the national health IT coordinator, announced a Blue Button Mash-Up challenge. The winning apps will "help individuals combine their health information with other data to better understand their own health status and make more informed decisions about their care." The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT is offering $75,000 in prize money for the winning apps, with submissions due by Sept. 5.
Aneesh Chopra, former White House chief technology officer, and a company he now advises, Advisory Board Company, also has a contest related to health. This one is aimed at healthcare providers to advance patient engagement using Blue Button. There's a $25,000 grand prize, and the company is offering five semi-finalists a $5,000 contribution with the ability to deploy their patient engagement Blue Button solution in the field in community by community.
I do see the irony of a Denny's contest and two related to health care!