UPDATE: Great audio summary of the event at Get Social Health’s site here http://www.getsocialhealth.com/healthcare-hackathon-for-caregivers/
Thanks to the 37 Hackers who came out work on solutions for geriatric caregivers at Quintiles.
It was an inspiring weekend starring problem solving, team building and innovation.
Agenda Saturday April 11
9:00 AM – Program Begins
9:15-10 – 10/10 Education on problem status and innovative solutions
10-10:30 – Review of rules and tools
10:30-noon – Work on initial pitches and Lunch
noon-1:00 PM – Initial pitches; 2 minutes with team name and job descriptions
1-8 PM – Team formation; Designathon: work in teams developing business case and prototype. Coaches roaming and assisting until 6pm. Self-serve food and beverages
6-8 PM – Food trucks outside
Sunday April 12
8 AM-1:20 PM – Work with entrepreneurial mentors on pitch development. Self-serve food and beverage
1:20-3 PM – Practice pitch sessions
3-4:30 PM – Pitches
4:30 PM – Winners announced
Getting Ready for the Challenge
A number of resources were introduced to hackers weeks before the conference at a website created for the eHealth Transformation Challenge at challengepost.com
Kathryn Lavoie, A UNC MHA student, wrote the event position paper available here for an school assignment.
We utilized six future methods of care coordination to brainstorm technical solutions, that improve the quality of life, for caregivers, of those with dementia, aging at home. This was an ambitious topic to dig in to. However, we had some great speakers to setup the challenge before we got to work.
We built upon the Institute for the Future’s research on how technology will be used to coordinate across six domains of technical paradigms.
April 11 began with Chris Jones kicked things off by setting up the challenge.
Next up, Jennifer Anderson, Executive Director for NCHICA introduced four speakers offering perspective to set up the challenge:
April 11 – Speakers
Karen Appert – 20 year Caregiver and Marketing Professional
Susan Adams -Professional Gerontologist specializing in Aging in Place
Connie Bishop – Director – Compliance and Quality/Risk Management, Piedmont Health Services, Inc.
David Potenziani – Senior Informatics Adviser at IntraHealth International
We then moved quickly into open pitching. Any attendee had the floor for 1 minute or less to present an idea. This process Generated 21 Ideas:
We then crowdsourced the voting process but equipping hackers with post-it notes to give note-votes to the best ideas.
Through this process we narrowed down submissions to the most popular five. Idea originators were then given another 2 minutes to expand on their original pitch. After the second pitch the idea owners became team captains and spread out among the room recruiting team members.
Hacking teams worked on improving the ideas until 8pm. Innovation coaches from a variety of professional areas of expertise roamed around helping teams improve their concepts.
Food Trucks provided dinner on Saturday night.
Some hackers worked through the night programming prototypes for their team.
Teams gathered together at 9:30 for a Mid-morning check. We presented our status and matched needs with experts.
Pitch Coaches worked with teams to refine their presentations and it was an all out sprint for the judging from here on.
The judges arrived at 2:30pm on Sunday for orientation.
Then the main event! Teams Pitched and Judges Judged.
The event highly utilized social media. We appreciated all the input from the internet.
A big thank you to Kathryn Lavoie, the UNC MHA student who wrote the event position paper available here.
And huge thank you to our sponsors:
The winning pitches
Third Prize: CareSong – Anxiety reduction through remote personalized music delivery. Monitored by caregiver.
$500 from Duke MMCI
Second Prize & mHealth Bounty: CareCircle – Biometric and geographically equipped pattern mapping service to identify current and future needs.
$1,000 from Himformatics and the mHealth Bounty from Validic.
First Prize: CareRouter – Help-sourcing for expanding capabilities and reach of caregivers
$3,000 from Booz Allen Hamilton
Congrats to the winners!
Thanks again to:
- Speakers: Karen Appert, Susan Adams, Connie Bishop, David Potenziani
- Innovation Coaches: Heather Altman, Tom Caruso, Gail Hinte, Randy Sears, Monica Lee Doss, Nikki Bodkin
- Pitch Coaches: Jennifer Anderson, Yonnie Butler, Janet Kennedy, Wendy Laposata, Stephanie Ohar
- Event Sponsors: Carol Woods Retirement Community, Quintiles, RENCI, Wake Forest School of Medicine / Northwest AHEC
- Prize Sponsors: Booz Allen Hamilton, Duke MMCI Program, Himformatics, Validic
About Booz Allen Hamilton
Booz Allen Hamilton is a leading provider of management consulting, technology, and engineering services to the US government in defense, intelligence, and civil markets, and to major corporations and not-for-profit organizations. Booz Allen is headquartered in McLean, Virginia, employs more than 22,000 people, and had revenue of $5.48 billion for the 12 months ended March 31, 2014. In 2014, Booz Allen celebrated its 100th anniversary year. To learn more, visit www.boozallen.com. (NYSE: BAH)
About Carol Woods
Situated on 120 wooded acres in Chapel Hill, Carol Woods is an accredited not-for-profit continuing care retirement community. It is an inclusive community that promotes an active lifestyle supported by the area’s educational, cultural and medical resources. A commitment to well-being and preventative care enables the 485 residents to pursue activities that support a sense of individual fulfillment and purpose.
Carol Woods was founded in 1979 by a group of local residents wanting to retire to Chapel Hill. It is governed by a local, all-volunteer board of directors entrusted with ultimate fiduciary responsibility. For further information, visit http://www.carolwoods.org/.
About Duke MMCi
Duke University’s Master of Management in Clinical Informatics (MMCi) program prepares graduates to work at the intersection of business, technology and health care. The multi-discipline curriculum integrates business and clinical informatics principles equipping students to address the challenges of cost and quality in health care. The program is designed for working professionals with classes that meet every other weekend. Join the discussion with clinicians, technologist, researchers, business, and policy professionals in this dynamic program. Applications being accepted for August start. For more information, visit: http://dukemmci.org/
Himformatics harnesses IT and business expertise to help clients deliver healthcare in a way that makes a difference. From strategy to implementation, our select team of consultants specializes in getting the most value from IT to improve clinical processes and financial performance, and ensure regulatory compliance. Our expertise spans a range of comprehensive and specialized services for healthcare organizations big and small. We draw on our decades of experience to earn a place as a trusted adviser to your business, and we thrive on delivering exceptional service and results. For further information, visit http://himformatics.com/.
The North Carolina Healthcare Information and Communications Alliance (NCHICA) is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to assisting NCHICA members in accelerating the transformation of the U.S. healthcare system through the effective use of information technology, informatics and analytics. Members include leading organizations in healthcare, research and information technology. For more information, visit www.nchica.org.
Quintiles (NYSE: Q), a Fortune 500 company, is the world’s largest provider of biopharmaceutical development and commercial outsourcing services. With a network of more than 32,000 employees conducting business in approximately 100 countries, we helped develop or commercialize all of 2013’s top-100 best-selling drugs on the market. Quintiles applies the breadth and depth of our service offerings along with extensive therapeutic, scientific and analytics expertise to help our customers navigate an increasingly complex healthcare environment as they seek to improve efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of better healthcare outcomes. To learn more about Quintiles, please visit www.quintiles.com.
Validic is the healthcare industry’s leading cloud-based, digital health platform for convenient and quick access to patient data from in-home clinical devices, wearables and patient healthcare applications. By connecting its growing base of customers — that includes providers, pharmaceutical companies, payers, wellness companies and health IT vendors — to the continuously expanding list of digital health technologies, Validic enables healthcare companies to better coordinate care across their communities, improve their patient engagement strategies and more efficiently manage their patient populations. Validic’s innovative, scalable and FDA Class I MDDS technology delivers actionable, standardized and HIPAA-compliant consumer health data from the best in-class mobile health devices and applications. Validic was recently recognized by Gartner and received Frost & Sullivan’s Best Practices and Best Value in Healthcare Information Interoperability award. Validic’s leading global mobile health ecosystem reaches over 100 million lives and continues to grow daily. To learn more about Validic, follow Validic on Twitter at @validic or visit www.validic.com.