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.
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.
All Submissions should be the original, unpublished and sole work of the respective Team.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.
$7,000 in prizes
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
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.
Lynn O'Connor Vos
CEO / Grey Healthcare Group
EVP, Managing Partner, Chief Engagement Officer / Grey Healthcare Group
EVP, Chief Digital Officer / Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide
Health 2.0 NYC / MedStartr
Executive Director Business Development and Strategy, Healthcare Services and Solutions at Merck
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 e
Feasibility of Implementation (20%)
Ability to implement the working prototype within a year’s time.