HTF Code-a-thon: Platforms for the Underserved

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Do you want to tackle the BIG problems? Are you ready to change someone's life? The Health Technology Forum's Code-a-thon "Platforms for the Underserved" is your opportunity! Bringing the best and the brightest together to move the needle on some of our most important problems today, this Code-a-thon will let you make lasting connections, flex your creative muscles and make a product you can be proud of AND famous for creating.


Here's our recipe for making HTF's Code-a-thon a life-changing weekend:

Ingredients - coders, patients, clinical providers, artists and designers. In other words, people with a passion for what they do.

Mix together - pre-event-planning and stage-setting by San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco Mayor's Office of Innovation, and representative from the San Mateo Medical Center.

Whip up - production by the wide-ranging and deep connections that the Health Technology Forum's executive, staff, and members offer.

Throw in - inspiring and insider information for participants to get you up and running fast on health tech's pitfalls and potential. On-site experts available for curbside advice during the event.

Serve up - venture capital-style presentations to a panel of judges spanning the range from IDEO, tech experts, bus developers, venture capital, patient advocates and hands-on providers.

The cherry? Sponsorship by the California Healthcare Foundation (CHCF.org), cash prizes (1st Prize- $5K, 2nd Prize- $1K, 3rd Prize- $500).

Schedule - no we'll not let you sleep at the venue but you'll have access on Saturday (8AM-5PM) and Sunday (9AM-6PM).  Snacks, coffee/tea, and lunch will be provided.  A reception is scheduled after the judging on Sunday.

Organizer and Moderator-

  • Dr. Jan Gurley, MD- Physician, San Francisco DPH

Judges-

  • Euan Thompson, PhD, VC- Khosla Ventures
  • Aleksey Novicov, Design Consultant- UX and mHealth
  • Dr. Mike Hogarth, MD, Physician and Professor- UC Davis
  • Nancy Hall, CIO- CEP America
  • Shervin Majd, PhD, Partner- Vodafone xone Incubation
  • Amy Tenderich, Patient Advocate- DiabetesMine.com
  • Pronoy Saha, Organizer- Health Technology Forum

Coordinators-

  • Pronoy Saha, Organizer- Health Technology Forum
  • Alvin Wang, Consulting Startup CTO

Advisors-

  • Dr. Mike Aratow, MD, CMIO- San Mateo Medical Center
  • Dr. Mike Hogarth, MD, Physician and Professor- UC Davis

Winners will be presented at the Health Technology Forum's Innovation Conference on Friday, April 19 at UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco. NPR's Tech Nation will be moderating a panel at the conference which will be aired worldwide.

 

GETTING TO 1355 MARKET STREET-

Although driving is an option, the building happens to be very accessible via public transit.

BART/Muni (lite rail): Get off at Civic Center station.

Nearby Muni Bus Lines: 6, 9, 9L, 21, 71, 71L

PARKING:

If you do decide to drive, here are your options for parking.

1. Outdoor parking lot. There are two Pay-to-Park lots at Polk Street and Hayes, before you hit Market Street. They are both located on the west side of Polk Street.

2.http://www.civiccentergarage.com/.

GETTING TO RUNWAY:

When you arrive, you will see the main entrance marked by 3 glass doors.

Do not enter through these doors. Instead, walk to the first set of glass doors about 20 yards from the front entrance of this main/Historic lobby.

Enter through these doors and there will be check-in table waiting for you. Check-in and obtain a visitor pass from security. Finally, proceed to the elevators which will take you to the 4th floor.

Once out of the elevator, locate the green exit sign and walk towards the passageway. Make a left, and Runway will be before you!

To register for the Innovation Conference on April 19 go to:

http://www.healthtechnologyforum.com/conference/health-technology-conference-2013/

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  • Craig

    Hello fellow hackers (and those who wanted to participate but couldn't),

    A $5k matching program ends later today where your/friends' tweet or Facebook post generates a $1 donation towards care for the underserved. No doubt you'll remember and want to help Project Homeless Connect as a key agency fighting homelessness in SF. Heard about the funding and volunteer drive on KCBS this morning and spotted in SFGate too.

    Cheers to PHC for 50 aid events since 2004!

    http://www.projecthomelessconnect.com/mission
    http://blog.sfgate.com/cityinsider/2013/08/13/project-homeless-connect-celebrates-50th-event-wants-your-help/

    August 14, 2013

  • Pronoy S.

    Hi All,
    We don't have the contact info for all 14 teams that participated. Please send me an email with your team name and a brief description of your solution. Thanks again for participating.

    [masked]

    May 3, 2013

  • Mark O.

    It was a great time hacking at the code-a-thon and it was exciting to present Care Cache at the end of the weekend! We're excited to keep working on the concept of bringing easy-to-implement care plans for the homeless to the Bay Area.

    One of the things that we could use at Moxe to tie up some existing work is some direct insight into some work that we're doing in collaboration with Allscripts. If anyone knows someone at either Dignity Health or Brown and Toland and would let us observe incoming telephone calls, medical advice and refill workflows/documentation would help us out a lot. If you know anyone and can help out, I'd really appreciate it! Mark at moxehealth.com

    1 · April 16, 2013

  • Evin O.

    Great to get a passionate group together and share ideas. Was really inspired by some of the people and ideas. Developing ideas is not easy in healthcare and sharing the experience motivated me and my team.

    1 · April 14, 2013

  • Srihari

    Unhappy with the rules set for the hackathon having no connection with the prizes awarded.

    April 14, 2013

  • Pronoy S.

    Stop by anytime today to see our coders working hard to enhance our public health systems using cutting edge technologies.

    Just like yesterday, we are staging short keynotes from industry visionaries.

    Don't forget about the celebration reception this evening. Look forward to meeting you at the reception.

    April 14, 2013

  • Pronoy S.

    Look forward to having another great day tomorrow. Hope you get some sleep tonight. I enjoyed your participation and enthusiasm. Check out the pictures from today.

    April 13, 2013

  • Edbert C.

    Everyone has so many ideas and I have yet to form a team. I am looking for people with experience in the industry and who can help me phrase ideas in a marketable way. I would like to do something on Android but I will be happy to work with other people's ideas as well.

    April 12, 2013

  • Wako T.

    So many cool ideas! I'm sorry I won't be able to attend on Saturday. But I will be there all day on Sunday, and can offer design research/user experience support. I'm especially interested in habit design and aging in place. Good luck on Saturday, everyone!

    April 12, 2013

  • Joshua D.

    Joshua Dilworth
    My partner and I have an idea relating to asthma treatment options for the under-served adolescent market. Looking for folks with an interest in/experience working with gaming, relatively simple electronic hardware, and youth-oriented social media.

    2 · April 12, 2013

  • Evin O.

    Working on an online platform for senior in-home care. Think of it as TaskRabbit for Seniors. Note 40M seniors, growing at 10,000/day. Want to join the team? Contact my partner, Brent Daugherty at [masked]. Looking forward to meeting some kick-ass ideas and coders.

    3 · April 12, 2013

  • Mark O.

    One of my side interests is in trying to utilize the Kinect to make healthcare devices cheaper, more portable and more able for telemedicine for clinical teams working out in the field with migrant populations.

    One of my recent musings has questioned whether or not we could build cheaper Eye Exam equipment using the Microsoft Kinect. If anyone else is interested, we could try and brainstorm and hack something together. I could bring the Kinect and I have some of the .NET programming skills needed to make this work. I've never done this personally, but that's the point of a hackathon, right?

    If not this, I'm happy to help out some clinicians solving problems for the weekend. I know EMR "stuff", programming , web design and app build and I'm happy to help out where needed. Feel free to shoot me a line if you want to get started beforehand! My email address is markolschesky at gmail.com

    3 · April 8, 2013

    • Mark O.

      I think Mark and I are going to team up on the functional health assessment for migrant laborers, with some EMR integration baked in. The Kinect probably isn't such a great tool for eye exams in my preliminary hacking.

      April 12, 2013

    • Srihari

      That would fit the definition of an under-served population quite well. Do you need any more team members?

      April 12, 2013

  • Zak Z.

    Hi -- I'm interested in joining a team. I can do data analysis, programming, and other technically-oriented work. I currently work in healthcare informatics and technology. Let me know if you are looking for help!

    1 · April 12, 2013

  • Pronoy S.

    I also issued a few more tickets on eventbrite. We are getting close to our max limit quickly.

    April 11, 2013

  • Craig

    Eventbrite now shows the second tier as "sold out" too. Meanwhile our page here shows 26 spots available as of Mon. AM. Past experience says that Eventbrite has the better count since it's the actual ticketing mechanism. Might be helpful to clarify for those still on the fence.

    April 8, 2013

    • Pronoy S.

      Oops, did't see your note earlier. Registering either here or at eventbrite is fine.

      1 · April 10, 2013

    • Srihari

      Thanks!

      April 10, 2013

  • Jonathan G.

    Looking for an amazing UX designer to join our 7 person referralMD team. referralMD is an enterprise B2B healthcare software service focused on eliminating paper-based communications and connecting primary care and specialist providers in a unified network that facilitates collaboration. referralMD provides performance and time measurement tools so a facility can manage the 1000’s of other providers within their network and improve the bottom line.

    1 · April 10, 2013

  • Hillary L.

    Are teams formed prior to the event, or is there networking/pitching/team formation at the event itself?

    1 · April 8, 2013

    • Raj M.

      Hi Hillary - let us connect - I've worked with large biopharma and have been dabbling in big-data for clinical apps for a while - you can contact me at 2025rm at gmail. If there are others with similar interests / skills, please e-mail me, as well.

      April 9, 2013

    • Joshua D.

      Hi Hillary,

      I am a relatively recent graduate of UC Berkeley-Extension'­s Clinical Trial Conduct & Management program with both a project management and software usability background, and would love to potentially team up on your idea.

      2 · April 9, 2013

  • Richard H.

    I have an idea for a product, "Date of Service", but I am unable to attend. I offer it to anyone who can use it. It is a tracking app of medical provider services, claims sent to insurers and FSA, logging EoB's and bills from providers. It must focus on ease of use and useful reporting (e.g. overdue reimbursements). The user must be able to start logging a service at any point: as an appointment, in the provider's office, when they get an EoB or provider's bill, or even after they have filed a claim for reimbursement. It might also create a DOC, text, or RTF of a letter summarizing the history of the service and billing for the user to send to their insurance company as a followup to claims, to support a complaint to regulatory agencies, etc.

    Initial versions should store the data locally on the device, for security. Some brief notes are available at
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1z9_nG5l_lFCzGKS0deT3oQMtQ19pLQyer0MM34MIGS4/edit?usp=sharing

    Cheers

    April 9, 2013

  • Pronoy S.

    Getting to Runway once you are at 1355 Market Street:
    When you arrive, you will see the main entrance marked by 3 glass doors.

    Do not enter through these doors. Instead, walk to the first set of glass doors about 20 yards from the front entrance of this main/Historic lobby.

    Enter through these doors and there will be check-in table waiting for you. Check-in and obtain a visitor pass from security. Finally, proceed to the elevators which will take you to the 4th floor.

    Once out of the elevator, locate the green exit sign and walk towards the passageway. Make a left, and Runway will be before you!

    April 8, 2013

  • Pronoy S.

    GETTING TO 1355 MARKET STREET-
    Although driving is an option, the building happens to be very accessible via public transit.

    BART/Muni (lite rail): Get off at Civic Center station.

    Nearby Muni Bus Lines: 6, 9, 9L, 21, 71, 71L

    PARKING:
    If you do decide to drive, here are your options for parking.
    1. Outdoor parking lot. There are two Pay-to-Park lots at Polk Street and Hayes, before you hit Market Street. They are both located on the west side of Polk Street.
    2.http://www.civiccentergarage.com/.

    April 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Woohoo

    April 7, 2013

  • Srihari

    Saturday (8AM-5PM) and Sunday (9AM-6PM) - with some of that on the second day devoted to judging, would this be enough to develop something concrete?

    April 6, 2013

  • Pronoy S.

    Check out the current line up. I'll post driving/parking/transportation info soon. Form your team as soon as you can.

    Don't forget, we have a reception on Sunday. Look forward to having a drink with you.

    April 6, 2013

  • Navin S.

    conflict with similar event on same day

    April 1, 2013

  • Sally C.

    +4

    1 · March 30, 2013

  • Mark O.

    I'm pumped!

    1 · March 24, 2013

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