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Washington D.C. – June 5, 2012 – Health 2.0 today announced the winners of the Washington D.C. Health Data & Innovation Week Code-a-Thon: Preventing Obesity, sponsored by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Kaiser Permanente. The event was held at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health in Washington D.C. The center showcases advances in care delivery and offers a forum for innovators, thought leaders, policy makers and other industry stakeholders to work together to improve quality, safety and cost effectiveness of care.

Teams comprised of students, software developers and researchers participated in the two-day event that required contestants to use publicly available data to create online tools and applications to enhance quality of care and prevent obesity.

“The judges had an especially difficult time choosing a winner and extended passes to the Health 2.0 fall conference to the second place team to encourage further development of its app,”said Indu Subaiya, Co-Chair and CEO of Health 2.0.

School Fit won first place for developing an app that uses physical fitness data from the California Department of Education to measure and publicize the fitness of children in public schools. The app allows communities to recognize and collaborate to address obesity problems in schools. The team earned $4,000 and two passes to the Health Data Initiative Forum III and the 2012 Health 2.0 Annual Fall Conference.

Healthy Plate placed second by creating a mobile app that educates and improves nutritional literacy by displaying the nutritional information about the user’s food they intend to purchase by portion, recipe or grocery list. It won $3,000 and two passes to Health 2.0′s annual conference.

The LessBadd and SMS2Live teams tied for third place. Both teams received $1,000.

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