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This is the third in a series of Health IT video contests that will occur throughout 2012. The video contests are one way to crowd source stories from the public about how they are benefiting from health information technology (health IT). This is one way ONC is working to motivate and inspire individuals to play a more active role in their health. Each video contest will be a call to action for members of the public to create a short video clip [2 minutes or less] on a particular topic, and will award cash prizes to winners in several categories.
To be eligible to win a prize under this challenge, an individual or entity—
(1) Shall have registered to participate in the competition under the rules promulgated by HHS;
(2) Shall have complied with all the requirements under this section;
(3) In the case of a private entity, shall be incorporated in and maintain a primary place of business in the United States, and in the case of an individual, whether participating singly or in a group, shall be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States; and
(4) May not be a Federal entity or Federal employee acting within the scope of their employment.
(5) Shall not be an HHS employee working on their applications or submissions during assigned duty hours.
(6) Shall not be an employee of the Office of the National Coordinator
(7) Federal grantees may not use Federal funds to develop COMPETES Act challenge applications unless consistent with the purpose of their grant award.
(8) Federal contractors may not use Federal funds from a contract to develop COMPETES Act challenge applications or to fund efforts in support of a COMPETES Act challenge submission.
All individual members of a team must meet the eligibility requirements.
An individual or entity shall not be deemed ineligible because the individual or entity used Federal facilities or consulted with Federal employees during a competition if the facilities and employees are made available to all individuals and entities participating in the competition on an equitable basis.
1. During the Challenge Submission Period, visit
2. On YourRecord.Challenge.gov, click “Accept this challenge” to register your interest in participating. This step ensures that you will receive important challenge updates.
3. Create a video and ensure the following (please read the Official Rules on
a. Your video addresses questions such as:
i. What prompted you to ask for access to your health record?
ii. What did you find when you reviewed your health record?
iii. How did you, or your health care provider, improve your quality of care or that of a loved one after gaining access to your health record? In other words, what was the benefit of being able to view what was in your record?
iv. What did you, or your provider learn from accessing your health record? Was any information missing or incorrect?
v. What kinds of things were you able to do with your record once you had access to it? Share it with other providers? Check to make sure the information was correct? What else?
b. Your video gives a specific example (personal story, experience, testimonial, or thoughtful idea) of the benefits of having access to view your health record and the ability to review what is in your health record.
c. Your video encourages viewers to visit
d. Your video is no longer than 2 minutes.
4. Confirm that you have read and agreed to the Official Rules. A Contestant will be required to fill out the submission form on
• The title of the Video;
• A link to the Video on
• A text description of how you or a loved one benefitted from having access to your health record
• A transcript of the words spoken or sung in the video; and
• Uploaded consent forms for everyone who appears in the video regardless of age.
All individuals that appear in a Video must complete and sign the Video Consent Form. If a minor appears in the Video, the minor's parent/legal guardian must also sign the Video Consent Form. A Submission will not be considered complete and eligible to win prizes without a completed Video Consent Form being uploaded from all individuals that appear in the Video. All completed Video Consent Forms must include a handwritten signature, and be scanned, combined in to a single file (ZIP, PDF, or doc), and uploaded on the submission form on
Submissions that meet category requirements will be evaluated by an internal panel of judges for Category Prizes based on the following criteria (to be equally weighted):
The five (5) Contestants whose Submissions earn the highest overall score will win, the prize money as outlined in the chart. In the event of a tie, winners will be selected based on their score on the criteria described in (1) and then (2). If there is still a tie then the winner will be selected based on a vote by the judging panel.
15 U.S.C. 3719.