Live from #CleMedHack

Over 200 individuals - students, clinicians, developers, designers, investors and programmers - convened for more than 36 hours on Oct. 22-23 at the HIMSS Innovation Center for the second annual Cleveland Medical Hackathon.

Hackathon teams identified challenges, proposed solutions and worked on technological solutions that are poised to transform healthcare. Participants were required to register their respective teams by the 4 p.m., Oct. 22, deadline and participate in one of the four tracks: access redesign, care redesign, payment redesign or transformations in public health.

Following this basic framework, 29 teams made it to the final presentation round!

StreetHealth - social determinants of health in 3D virtual reality. Winner of Live Stories Best Data Visualization

  • Bodies Done Right – exploring optimal use of virtual physical trainers.
  • Golden Ratio – partnering buddy activity with better eating.
  • Reflexion Interactive Technologies - weekly screening of concussions for non-professional athletes. Winner of the Care Redesign Award and overall 3rd Place Hackathon Winner.
  • FLARE -      crowdsourcing for first responder help. Overall 2nd Place Hackathon Winner.
  • HomeNotAlone - integrating patient generated health data in the mental health field.
  • Team Kanja - patient data is stored in a secret server that can be erased by the patient.
  • Beatin Betes - utilizing patient wait time in the ER for patient education on chronic conditions, such as diabetes.
  • Metamorform – analyzing efacsimiles using artificial intelligence and the Metamorform algorithm to incorporate data into the EHR.
  • MagentaCare - tracking & treating the opioid epidemic. Winner of the Public Health Award.
  • HAND – neuropathy; continuously provides simulated hand data outputs. Winner of INTEL’s Creativity Award and overall 1st Place Hackathon Winner.
  • SUHP - Seek.Understand.Heal.People - human-centered precision public health data and social justice
  • Distress Call - crowdsourcing for first responder help. Winner of INTEL’s Creativity Award.
  • HeartBeat – expanding heart rate sensors.
  • Cancer Apocalypse - improve pediatric patient experience and increase their adherence to clinical trials protocol via dashboards.
  • PlainDoc - focusing on health literacy -- "Why should a doctor's visit be so complex" – using natural language processing to analyze health keywords using iOS + APIMedic + Watson.
  • Meds2Me – proposes utilizing new interfaces integrating existing EHR data, payer data and pharmacy inventory to improve patient access to medications. Meds2Me was one of the groups that worked with HIMSS Innovation Center collaborator CoverMyMeds in a mentorship role.
  • CUnow – patient-centric appointment booking. Winner of the Access Redesign Award.
  • MedLedger - open ledger authorization solution for patient medical records using blockchain concepts. Winner of the new best use of Cybersecurity Principles Award.
  • Neonatal Device Project - neonatal device that can be integrated with ambulance and NICU.
  • Prescience Prescription - practicing precision medicine by utilizing machine learning approach to addressing adverse drug interactions.
  • First Connect - crowdsourcing for help with an app focused on usability principles.
  • e-Corelab – hypertension patient support program.
  • I-HOPE - (Improving health outcomes through patient empowerment) addressing health literacy.
  • Blacksands - cybersecurity access & redesign.
  • JarJar Bing - Aurora: Auspicious Autism.
  • Pain Sucks - pain assessment scale.
  • Gather – an impressive group of high school students that developed a working prototype in 24 hours to address access and care redesign to machine learning that flips the script on patient portals. These students were winners of the Young Inventors Award and are from St. Edward High School a college-prep secondary school in Lakewood, Ohio.
  • Clarity - web app (for use on desktop & mobile) for fair out-of-pocket cost estimates for procedures directly to patients. Winners of the best use of the ELIGIBLE API Award and Payment Redesign Award for open transparency.

The 2016 Cleveland Medical Hackathon project teams focused on advancing the transformation of healthcare and its related systems. 

What role can technology and innovation play in not only improving our care, but alter fundamentally how we access care and make it affordable?



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