Create a solution
to predict health outcomes.
Win $1,000,000.

*There was overwhelming interest in the CMS Artificial Intelligence Health Outcomes Challenge and more than 300 launch stage applications were submitted! To allow enough time for a thorough and fair review of all applications, the judging period for the launch stage is being extended and announcement of Stage 1 participants will be made in October 2019. 

This challenge is an opportunity for innovators to demonstrate how AI tools, such as deep learning and neural networks, can be used to predict unplanned hospital and skilled nursing facility (SNF) admissions and adverse events. The challenge will prioritize explainable AI solutions, which can work with front-line clinicians and patients to improve data feedback and drive quality improvements.

PUBLIC NOTICE

For additional information on the challenge, please reference the Public Notice.

Informational webinar

Missed the webinar? Download the presentation here.

View the recorded webinar here.

THE CHALLENGE

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) is launching the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Health Outcomes Challenge, in collaboration with the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. The CMS AI Health Outcomes Challenge will distribute up to $1.65 million to encourage further progress in AI for health and health care and to accelerate development of real-world applications for this technology.

Participants will analyze large health care data sets and develop proposals, AI driven models, and frameworks that accurately predict unplanned hospital and SNF admissions and adverse events.

Timeline

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
CHALLENGE LAUNCH STAGE OPENS
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
June 19, 2019, 4:00pm EDT
SUBMISSION DEADLINE
June 19, 2019, 4:00PM EDT 
June 19, 2019, 4:00pm EDT
June 19, 2019 – October 2019
LAUNCH STAGE JUDGING PERIOD
June 19, 2019 – October 2019
(Previously Announced Period: June 19, 2019 – August 2, 2019)​
June 19, 2019 – October 2019
October 2019
STAGE 1 PARTICIPANTS ANNOUNCED
October 2019
(Previously Announced Date: Friday 8/2/19)
October 2019

*Dates Subject to Change*

PRIZES

$1,650,000

Total Prize Purse

LAUNCH STAGE

25 participants
continue to Stage 1

STAGE 1

Seven finalists progress to Stage 2
and receive awards of $60,000

STAGE 2

One winner will receive $1,000,000
and the runner-up will receive $230,000

*Prize Amounts Subject to Change*

HOW TO ENTER

Enter the CMS AI Health Outcomes Challenge in Four Easy Steps:

1

GET SMART
on the problem, the submission requirements, and the judging criteria

2

REGISTER
for the challenge on the register page

3

WATCH
the informational webinar held on April 18, 2019.

4

SUBMIT
your application by
June 19, 2019 at 4:00PM EDT.

JUDGING CRITERIA

Learn about the criteria used to evaluate applications. 

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