Data and Resources

To help you attack this challenge Independence Blue Cross has provided the following tools for you to use.

Optional DataSubmitted applications may use one or more of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) datasets within their application.

Additional Resources - To further aide your development you may want to consider utilizing tools such as IBX Wire, a tool that allows users to receive HIPAA compliant text messages from applications. Check out the documentation for IBX Wire. 


Validic API & Track

The Validic API is designed to enable one simple connection between healthcare companies and digital health applications, wearables and devices. Each activity and measurement is standardized, and includes a timestamp and a source note about which device or app was used to catalog the activity or measurement. This will enable you to quickly integrate patient monitoring data into your solution and greatly accelerate the development.  

The team that has the best use of Validic API to solve the challenge goals will receive an additional US$5,000 in API credits. Check out developer challenge support page here: Challenge Support. To get started now and to gain valuable Validic API please fill out this form: Validic API Hackathon Access.

About Validic: 

Validic is the healthcare industry's premier technology platform for convenient, easy data access to mobile health and in-home devices, wearables, and patient healthcare applications. By connecting its growing base of customers — that includes providers, pharmaceuticals, payers, wellness companies and health systems — to the continuously expanding list of mHealth technologies, Validic enables healthcare companies to better coordinate care across their communities, improve their patient engagement strategies, and more efficiently manage their patient populations. Validic’s innovative, scalable, and reliable technology delivers actionable, standardized, FDA Class I MDDS, HIPAA-compliant consumer health data from best in-class mobile health devices and applications. Validic’s leading mobile health ecosystem reaches over 160 million lives and continues to grow daily.  To learn more about Validic, follow Validic on Twitter at @validic or visit:

To get help with the Validic APIs  email, and mention the PACT Healthcare App Challenge. 


Sample Applications

To get you up and running here are apps already on the market that are helpful to diabetes patients:

  • CareCam
  • My Pain Diary (tracks chronic pain and symptoms)
  • iHealth Trax (tracks symptoms on a calendar, and records, monitors, and recalls tracked health)
  • First Opinion – Text A Doctor (gives the ability to text doctors for free with real-time and photo-sharing options)
  • Pillboxie (visual application that helps manage medications)
  • MedCoach Medication Reminder (reminds you to take medications on time and can interact with your pharmacy)
  • Vida Health (pairs you with a personal health coach to help you deal with any aspect of health)
Got Questions?

For questions about the Philadelphia Enterprise App Challenge, email, or post them to the Discussion Board.