HHS has launched the “Ensuring Safe Transitions from Hospital to Home” challenge, which will award cash prizes of up to $25,000 to software developers who create technology solutions that help discharged patients take charge of their health care during transitions of places of care. According to an HHS notice, innovative applications will help patients and their caregivers ensure that they have all the information and materials, such as drug prescriptions, medical equipment, follow-up appointments, and emergency contacts that they need to move safely to their next care setting. The submission period ends on November 16, 2011.