Students creating clinically useful apps in the CDS App Challenge 2019

Students creating clinically useful apps in the CDS App Challenge 2019

Multiple clinical specialties were covered by the clinical decision support apps created by students in the 2019 edition of the annual CDS App Challenge organized by Cambio CDS.

For the third consecutive year, the CDS App Challenge attracted enthusiastic eHealth talents who competed by creating stand-alone, standards-based clinical decision support (CDS) apps. The challenge finalists created apps in the clinical areas of Emergency Medicine, Hematology, Neonatology, Oncology and Medical Administration – all based on openEHR archetypes and Guideline Definition Language (GDL) version 2.

The finals event took place in Stockholm on February 19th when the four finalists presented their CDS Apps to an impressed audience, including members of an international expert jury of health informatics professionals. The apps were assessed based on criteria including, but not limited to, accuracy, clinical relevance, modelling design and complexity. Translation of an app to languages other than English yielded bonus points. The presentations were followed by an award ceremony where the finalists were awarded prizes for their accomplishments.

The result of the CDS App Challenge 2019:

1st place
– Holliday-Segar Fluid and Electrolyte Maintenance Formula [ENG/IND] by Winner Ng

2nd place
– ISTH Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC) Score [ENG] by Rashmi Damodaran

Runners up
– Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) score [ENG] and VIA Screening for Cervical Cancer [ENG] by Maryam Razavi and Jack Msonkho respectively.

Honorable mention
– HOSPITAL Score Readmission Risk [ENG/IND] (adjudged inadmissible; due to rule of only one competing app per participant) by Winner Ng

The language code for each app is linked to an interactive app view where the app can be tested. The apps can also be found as part of the open-source common-clinical-models project at GitHub along with more than 200 other apps. To explore – visit and scroll down to find the available apps in order of medical specialty.

Interested in the challenge? Preparations for the 2020 edition of the CDS App Challenge are in full swing and the launch will be announced shortly.

Read more about Clinical Decision Support with Cambio CDS

Read more about the CDS App Challenge