The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has announced the Phase I finalists for development of innovative models using Synthea, an open-source synthetic patient generator that models the medical history of synthetic patients from publicly available sources, such as health statistics. The finalists will have until July 13, 2021 to submit their prototypes. ONC had invited proposals on enhancements to Synthea, and novel uses of synthetic data generated using Synthea. The nine finalists are working on a variety of solutions, including incorporation of social determinants of health (SDOH) data to predict diabetes progression and big data analysis of the opioid epidemic in Illinois.
- Published: 24 March 2021 24 March 2021