CDS App Challenge

Do you want to influence the future of healthcare and have an impact on the lives of millions? Now is your chance! Register now for the CDS App Challenge 2019. The CDS App Challenge was initially launched in 2017. Participants with medical and/or informatics background(s) competed in creating the best clinical decision support (CDS) solutions. Many promising CDS applications were submitted, and the top three were selected by our international jury of experts to present their applications at The Finals Event in Stockholm in front of a live audience. The CDS App Challenge was successfully launched last year as well. This year, we are at it again! We are now accepting registrations for the CDS App Challenge 2019. The concept is similar to previous years. Identify a medical case where clinical decision support can be implemented to help healthcare professionals make the right decisions. Use the guides and tutorials provided on this web site to convert your idea into a CDS application and submit your finished decision support tool to us when it has been completed. The last date of submission is the 29th of November 2019. No prior programming experience is required to participate in the challenge.

Once we have received your submission, our international jury of healthcare professionals and medical informatics specialists will evaluate your submission based on clinical relevance and modeling quality. The jury will select the top three contestants who will be invited to present their CDS applications at The Finals Event later this year.


The CDS App Challenge 2019 is a challenge for anyone with an interest in medical informatics. We welcome anyone to participate, however, there are a small set of rules to follow. Click below to find out more.

How to

To participate in the CDS App Challenge you should create and add a new clinical model to the common-clinical-models repository, re-using building blocks to the greatest extent possible.
Click the button to go to a list describing the steps of participation.

Assessment criteria

After submitting your CDS model, an international jury will start assessing your submission. Click below to find out more.

Whats in it for me?

Similar to the previous two years, we will award the top performing participants. We are soon about to announce the prizes setup for this year’s CDS App Challenge.

Sign up here!

Now is your chance. Register today to secure a spot in this year’s challenge – the number of participants is limited!