The Annual Hackathon for Students Who Want to Transform the Future of Health Informatics
The 2nd annual H.I.T. HACK Challenge will be chaired by Ben Robinson. The results and winner of will be recognized at the Health IT Leadership Summit on December 7, 2016.
We are looking for the next team of DARING and INNOVATIVE problem-solvers with an idea that can revolutionize the Health Informatics landscape!
Open to all of Georgia’s post-secondary students, the 2nd annual H.I.T. HACK Challenge, will showcase Georgia’s post-secondary education system as a source for skilled Healthcare IT talent.
Not a Coder? Don’t worry! There’s a role for everyone at HIT HACK. We’re calling all clinicians, marketers, designers, brilliant minds, and entrepreneurs too!
Don’t have a team? Come join us for the 2nd annual HIT Hack and if you don’t have a team now, that’s okay! We’ll have team formation and ideation events geared towards helping you find people to work with. They may turn out to be your new best friends (or future business partners).
Ready to get started? Register Today!
What is it?
A hackathon is a focused innovation sprint where people with a wide-range of programming skills industry knowledge, and clinical expertise come together to propose projects, form teams, and compete to develop a software project by an established deadline.
When is it?
24 hours starting November 18. Teams form Friday Night and Present their work on Saturday.
Who is invited?
Any current or former student who was enrolled in a Georgia post-secondary institution in 2016.
Faculty, Clinicians, and Technologists are also invited to attend and may advise or participate on student teams.
The GLORY of WINNING and being presented ON-STAGE in front of hundreds of Health IT professionals at the 2016 Health IT Leadership!
Achieving success with interoperability is highly dependent upon the ability of multiple healthcare IT systems to share data in a meaningful way. Essentially, this speaks to the need for healthcare providers to communicate electronically with multiple internal stakeholders and outside providers. Ultimately, interoperable systems are critical to achieving these goals.
Regrettably, current EHR systems continue to struggle in this area as the rate of digitization increases. This deprives the healthcare system of the connectivity that was envisioned in the Affordable Care Act and limits success in achieving desired efficiencies from the healthcare system. With this problem in mind, what solution(s) would you propose to existing EHR systems to facilitate the easy and smooth transmittal of data and patient information between them? What further applications of this data transmittal improvement would greatly impact how this data is analyzed and used?
For many reasons, patient portals have emerged as the key to engagement strategies. Yet, while these offer key aspects to a successful engagement strategy, including convenience and functionality, many doubt that portals alone can realize the desired benefits seen in effective patient engagements.
Ultimately, a complete set of processes and systems are needed that create and maintain a clear patient engagement strategy. True, interoperable, next-generation portals based on a unified health informatics platform can offer the single source functionality that will enable patients to become partners in their own care. However, are these systems sufficient to encourage patients to take an active role in their healthcare? Are other, related systems and process also needed to pull patients into the process? What systems, processes… would you recommend be provided to patients by providers that would foster the engagement from patients that will establish the level of engagement envisioned by many and essential to securing the promise of our healthcare system?
While this is a bold step forward in the evolution of our healthcare system, much needs to be done to smooth out these challenges and render personal health information and records easily accessible and transportable. Please propose some solutions to these challenges.