Lets Meet Up and Code for Better Health Outcomes!

We are proud to announce the Grey Healthcare Group Health Outcomes Code-a-thon Challenge.  We all know that tracking and reporting outcomes is one of the hardest metrics to capture and track over time, by procedure, complexity, complications, clinical team, or even institution.  GHG has chosen a fantastic challenge topic and we highly approve.

The GHG Health Outcomes Code-a-thon will take place on September 20th & 21st with a chance to not only win some prize money but also get some free food and mingle with some other individuals in the healthcare and health IT industry. 

Check out the full details below or at the official challenge site:
http://ghghealthoutcomescodeathon.challengepost.com/

Here is the full write up:

Health Coded Here

The expanding U.S. healthcare system faces significant challenges with growing costs and poor outcomes. The Affordable Care Act has taken the initial first steps to address growing costs and poor outcomes by creating outcomes measures that can help determine the value of certain interventions in the healthcare system. Some of those outcomes measures evaluate and seek to improve adherence to treatment, rates of hospital readmission and patient engagement.

The Grey Healthcare Group Health Outcomes Code-a-Thon is a two day code-a-thon that seeks to bring together a community of developers, designers, entrepreneurs, healthcare professionals, and community members to improve health outcome measures as they relate to the Affordable Care Act and the larger healthcare system. 

The goal of the Contest is to support the formation of new ideas and prototypes that improve health outcome measures as they relate to the Affordable Care Act and the larger U.S. healthcare system. Contest entrants are invited to submit their original idea and a prototype of an operable application that would improve/ benefit healthcare services in the U.S. through improvement in health outcomes in adherence to treatment, rates of hospital readmission and patient engagement.  Entrants will need to flesh out concepts, develop wireframes and basic prototypes that illustrate their innovative solution. Entrants are encouraged to use any available health APIs or health data sets such as HealthData.gov.

View full rules

Prizes

First Prize 
$5,000 

Second Prize 
$1,500 

Third Prize 
$500 Eligibility

Participation in the Contest is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States (& DC), who are 13 years of age and older. Contest is void elsewhere and where prohibited or restricted by law. Any eligible entrant under the age of 18 must have parental consent to enter the Contest. Employees, officers and directors of Grey Healthcare Group and other sponsors(“Sponsor(s)”), its subsidiaries, affiliates and their immediate families (parents, children, siblings, spouse) or members of the same household (whether related or not) of such employees/officers/directors, are not eligible to enter the Contest. 

Requirements

All Submissions should be the original, unpublished and sole work of the respective Team.  Each Submission should include no more than 5 PowerPoint slides or PDFs of concepts, wireframes, screenshots and text that address each of the 5 Judging Criteria (see below). Working prototypes and websites may be presented to the judges to support the Submission but should not be included as part of the original Submission. 

*Submissions should wholly create during the event and not reflect any prior work done before the start of the event.

Judges

Lynn O'Connor Vos
CEO / Grey Healthcare Group

Erin Byrne
EVP, Managing Partner, Chief Engagement Officer / Grey Healthcare Group

Judging Criteria

Creativity & Innovation (20%)
Is this a new idea? Does technology like this already exist? How innovative is the concept?Decision Making (20%)
Ability to illustrate how the conceptual designs and working prototype application/tools can promote better outcomes data-driven decision-making related to the outcome measures of treatment adherence, hospital readmission or patient engagement.

Outcomes Measures Data (20%)
What outcomes measures will be affected by this concept? What valuable data will be created as a result? Can this concept be used to inform outcomes measures in addition to impacting them?

Benefit for Users/ Ease of Use (20%)
Would a patient/provider/administrator use this application? 

What would patients/providers/administrators gain from their experience using the application? How intuitive is the experience? 

Would the patients/providers/administrators find the application beneficial

Feasibility of Implementation (20%)
Ability to implement the working prototype within a year’s time.

How to enter

Each Submission should include no more than 5 PowerPoint slides or PDFs of concepts, wireframes, screenshots and text that address each of the 5 Judging Criteria. Working prototypes and websites may be presented to the judges to support the Submission but are not included as part of the original Submission.  



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  • Justin

    Thanks everyone that participated it was a very rewarding experience and there were a lot of great ideas.

    A big Congrats to the winners; Bright Day, Treatease, and Knife to 5K.

    September 25

  • AllyRosey

    Congrats to the very inspiring winners! It was a pleasure to hear everyone's ideas & see personal investments in betterment played out in rad concepts.
    Thrilled to have met great folks :)!

    September 21

  • Justin

    Yes certainly! We can find a team for you.

    September 20

  • Sarita R.

    I can't be there till closer to 11. Is there still a chance of me joining a team then?

    September 20

  • doug k.

    ill be there.

    September 20

  • Justin

    See you all soon!

    September 20

  • Justin

    Its finally here! Hope everyone is as excited as we are to start coding for better health outcomes!!! Just a reminder, please bring photo identification to the event for building security. Thanks and see you all tomorrow morning!

    September 19

  • Justin

    Ally,

    Yes certainly your welcome to connect at the event, we imagine there will be a lot of this and you can also go solo if you choose. See you tomorrow!

    September 19

  • AllyRosey

    I'm registered for the hackathon as an individual and have been reaching out to try to connect and form a team: no luck yet. If I don't have an official team by Saturday 20th, will I still be able to participate or find an ad hoc team when I arrive?

    September 18

  • Justin

    Thank you for your interest in ghg’s Health Outcomes Code-A-Thon! The event will be taking place THIS WEEKEND, September 20th – 21st, at ghg's Corporate Offices (200 5th Avenue, 5th Floor, New York, NY). Please send an e-mail to [masked] to confirm your attendance at this event with your name and contact email. If you are participating in a team, please provide us with the name of your team members so we can keep an accurate head count. We are very exciting and hope everyone is bringing some great ideas!

    September 16

  • Justin

    Thank you for your interest in ghg’s Health Outcomes Code-A-Thon! As a reminder, the event will be taking place, September 20th – 21st, at ghg's Corporate Offices (200 5th Avenue, 5th Floor, New York, NY). Please send an e-mail to [masked] to confirm your attendance at this event with your name and contact email. If you are participating in a team, please provide us with the name of your team members so we can keep an accurate head count. We will also keep you up to date with any surprises for registering early!

    August 27

  • David K.

    Is the space open 24hours or do we need to go home to sleep?

    August 7

    • Justin

      The space unfortunately is not open 24 hours but we encourage you to code as much as you can and there are coffee shops nearby to continue your efforts!

      August 27

  • Justin­ changed the location for this Meetup

    August 22

  • David

    Adherence startup (and others) get funding: http://www.ihealthbeat.org/articles/2014/7/28/ny-health-it-innovation-program-selects-seven-startups-for-funding Good luck with the code-a-thon. Wish I could be there.

    July 28

  • Jill C

    Hi everyone, I am running a survey study to get feedback regarding people's perceptions on an "Black-box" recording device in the Operation Room. Would you be OK with cameras in the OR while you operate? Here's the link to the survey - only takes a few min to copmlete: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/orblackbox_pt

    Please share the link!!

    July 16

  • Justin

    Thank you again for your interest in ghg’s Health Outcomes Code-A-Thon! Due to numerous requests for additional time due to the busy summer season, the Code-A-Thon has been postponed to allow additional teams to sign-up and participate. The new dates are September 20-21. We’ll be sure to keep you posted on additional details. Apologies for the late notice and thanks again for your interest we look forward to seeing some amazing ideas in the Fall!

    June 16

  • Justin­ changed the date and time from Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 9:00 AM to Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 9:00 AM

    June 16

  • Justin

    Thank you for your interest in ghg’s Health Outcomes Code-A-Thon its almost time to code! As a reminder, the event will be taking place next weekend, June 21st – 22nd, at the Ogilvy Chocolate Factory [masked]th Avenue, New York, NY). Please send an e-mail to [masked] to confirm your attendance at this event with your name and contact email. If you are participating in a team, please provide us with the name of your team members so we can keep an accurate head count. We look forward to seeing you there!

    June 11

  • PAMELA G.

    Hey guys!! code a thons are GREAT! Not only what it is amazing how a health problem can be solved, demo'd & presented in 48 hours, but it is a great way to meet new team members!! I have attended 3 so far this year, 2 sponsored by MIT & one sponsored by Merck. I won the last won!! But all 3 participations resulted in BIG TIME VC invites as well as BIG TIME Fortune 50 introductions.

    1 · June 3

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