ANNOUNCEMENT: "Proving the Potential" A Health Data and Standards Code-A-Thon
- April 24-25, 2017
- 1776 Crystal City
- 2231 Crystal Dr #1000
- Arlington, VA
Contact: Debbie Bucci
Phone: (202) 690-0213
ARLINGTON, VA USA -- HIT/HIPAA UPDATE NEWS SERVICE -- APRIL 12, 2017: The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is announcing a health standards and data innovation Code-a-Thon that requires contestants to develop projects that leverage one or more open tools and services created for the Patient Matching Aggregation and Linkage project. In less than 24 hours, submissions will be developed and presented to a panel of judges that uncover underlying gaps and support one of the following obstacles in Health IT:
1) Electronic Quality Measures and/or decision support
2) Secure and privacy preserving methods to aggregate patient data
3) Discovery of patients, providers, researchers and/or services
Up to $15,000 in prizes will be awarded to as many as 12 teams. Award amounts are as follows:
(1) First Prize - $5,000
(2) Second Prize - $2,000 each
(3) Third Prize - $1,000 each
(6) Honorable mentions - $500 each
Winner announcements will be made at the close of the event, April 25th from 12-12:30pm. For detailed information about the Code-a-Thon, eligibility and submission requirements, and evaluation criteria, and to Register, please visit the Code-a-Thon website.
FOR FURTHER TECHNICAL INFORMATION CONTACT:
Debbie Bucci, firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred), 202-690-0213.
FOR LOGISTICAL QUESTIONS/INFORMATION CONTACT:
Jennifer Adona, email@example.com.