Impact through Access: Patient Portal for New Yorkers Design Challenge

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New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) and Health 2.0 are calling on designers, developers, entrepreneurs and creative thinkers to reimagine and facilitate access to your medical records.  The challenge, if you choose to accept it, is to design New York's first statewide patient portal for health records—a website for patients to securely access their medical records online. NYeC’s overarching goal is that no patient, wherever they may need treatment within the State of New York, is ever without fast, secure, accurate, and accessible information.  

Many of us may not realize the importance of this access until it's too late.  NYeC's very own Alexandra Cohen knows all too well how communication in healthcare can save lives. 

If you want to help create change around this issue, join other collaborative minds to enter the Patient Portal for New Yorkers Design Challenge.  Teams will have until April 11 to work on and then submit a design for the Patient Portal Challenge. The top portal interface designs will be chosen and voted upon by New Yorkers after the deadline. $25,000 in prizes are available.

On Tuesday, February 19th, Live With Design is co-hosting a kickoff event to provide background on why a patient portal for healthcare can save lives and empower New Yorkers through efficient medical record access.  Attendees will gain insights through relevant use cases and sample data.  Mingle with creative minds, form teams, and start making prototypes!

“This is a chance for developers and designers to advance healthcare for all 20 million New Yorkers. A portal of this size and scope has never before existed,” said David Whitlinger, Executive Director of NYeC. “Through our Design Challenge, we hope to inspire applicants to develop truly creative and user-friendly applications. We look forward to seeing all submissions, and eventually building this portal so patients throughout the state have full access to their health records.”


  • 6:30 pm:  Mingle with Stakeholders and Potential Challenge Participants
  • 7:00 pm:  Learn More about the Issue, the Challenge, and a Portal's Potential Impact on New Yorkers
  • 7:15 pm: See Sample Design Solutions and Use Cases
  • 7:30 pm:  Form Teams and Begin Brainstorming

Check out the challenge:

@NYeHealth @health2con @livewithdesign

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