Health 2.0′s Boston Big-Data Code-a-thon

Dates

May 11th-12th, 2012

Contact

Deb Linton

Prizes

  • First Place: $4,000 and an Invite to Spring Fling: Matchpoint Boston the industry’s preeminent deal-making and partnership forum, and sessions on growth and commercialization strategies for today's dynamic healthcare market. First place winners will also receive an all-expense paid trip to athenahealth's More Disruption Please conference—a conference for entrepreneurs, innovators, and investors to come together to share innovative and disruptive ideas in the HC/HIT space—in Maine this September.
  • Second Place: $3,000
  • Third Place: $1,000
  • 4 Runners Up: $500
  • SUBMIT TO PRESENT AT THE JUDGING SESSION (please submit by 6:40 at the latest)

Background



Health 2.0's Boston Code-a-thon, is a coding competition designed around using big-data to build exciting new applications and tools to improve health care. This year, we're hosting the event in conjunction with our annual spring conference, Spring Fling: Matchpoint Boston, which is focused on getting entrepreneurial teams from "big ideas" to the negotiating table with established health care leaders.

Health 2.0 has partnered with athenahealth and MIT's H@cking Medicine to connect with some of the area's most ambitious health tech developers. Sponsored by AT&T, we're expecting students from the community as well as professional technologists and researchers to join us for this fun day of rapid prototyping and creative health-hacking!

The code-a-thon will be hosted at athenahealth's Watertown Office the weekend before Health 2.0's Spring Fling: Matchpoint Boston - a matchmaking event which will put health tech entrepreneurs up close and personal in 15 minute meetings, across a table from organizations looking to pilot, partner, or invest in their technologies. The event's theme, "big-data," is about creating and leveraging publicly available technologies which intelligently mine, archive, present and visualize massive data-sets. We are challenging developers to make sense of high volumes information in a way that will positively influence the care decisions of both providers and patients alike.

Health 2.0 will provide:

  • A free shuttle from the MIT Coop and Red Line T stop at Kendall Sq. (3 Cambridge Center, Cambridge MA) to the athenahealth campus
  • An introduction for those completely new to code-a-thons and time to ask Health 2.0 staff questions about how get involved.
  • A series of structured ideation session to get teams formed and building.
  • A number of excellent tech talks and intimate discussion groups with Health Tech Start-Up Experts who will cover cutting edge issues in big-data, health care technology, and ways to take your idea to the next level.
  • Experienced judges to provide constructive feedback to each team.
  • A prize package that includes a coveted opportunity to participate in Spring Fling: Matchpoint Boston and an all-expense paid trip to athenahealth's More Disruption Please conference—a conference for entrepreneurs, innovators, and investors to come together to share innovative and disruptive ideas in the HC/HIT space—in Maine this September.
  • Drinks, cash prizes and the chance to network with some of Boston's most motivated developers!

If you like big-data or have an idea about how to improve health care, this event can save you months of research, networking and product development. We can help introduce you to the growing world of Health IT and coding competitions, find a team, develop a rapid prototype, collect feedback from experts in the field, and maybe even get on the radar of some of health tech's biggest players.

Description



HOW DO I REGISTER?
Registration is free but seating is limited. Be sure to reserve your seat today by filling out this short registration. We welcome developers, researchers, entrepreneurs, clinicians, biz-dev, students, patient advocates, informaticians, designers and anyone interested in improving healthcare.

FOOD AND ACCOMMODATIONS:
We will provide you with fuel all day. Just bring yourself, your laptops and your brainpower. Need a ride? Health 2.0 will run a free shuttle from MIT Coop at Kendall Sq. ( 3 Cambridge Center, Cambridge MA) to the athenahealth campus the hour before and after the event. When you register make sure you sign up for a ride. Otherwise, there's free parking in the garage onsite.

PRIZES:
First place will receive a cash prize of $4,000 and an automatic entry to the exclusive Spring Fling: Matchpoint Boston event (tickets currently priced at $1,500), to be held in Boston on that Monday May 14th, 2012. First place winners will also receive an all-expense paid trip to athenahealth's More Disruption Please conference—a conference for entrepreneurs, innovators, and investors to come together to share innovative and disruptive ideas in the HC/HIT space—in Maine this September. Additional cash prizes, totaling $6,000, will also be given to 2nd through 7th place. What better way to make some serious money in a single fun day!

LIST OF SPEAKERS, JUDGES, AND SPECIAL GUESTS:

  • Kyle Armbrester: athenahealth datasets
  • Brad Weinberg: Founder of Blueprint Health
  • Josh Hollenbeck: AT&T: mHealth API
  • John Verosteck: BigData Boston
  • Matthew Holt, Co-Founder of Health 2.0 and creator of The Healthcare Blog

Agenda


Friday May 11th, 2012

    Meet Up: Join us from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Meadhall in Kendell Sq. for a casual after-work beer and brainstorming session.

  • We encourage participants to show up and get a jump on the following day, forming teams, bouncing ideas around, and perhaps even start coding! (over a few beers of course)
  • Code-a-WHAT? The meet-up will also give those new to coding competitions time to ask Health 2.0 staff about how to get involved. Health 2.0 events are as productive as they are inclusive. We welcome developers, researchers, entrepreneurs, clinicians, biz-dev types, students, patient advocates, informaticians, designers and anyone interested in improving healthcare.

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

    Main Day: A handful of teams may have formed the night before but this is the main event!

    • 9:00 – Doors Open / Breakfast / Kendall Sq. shuttle starts running to the venue until 10a
    • 9:30 – Welcome remarks / Overview of the Day
    • 10:00 – Primary idea pitches
    • 10:30 – Teams self-form and Coding begins!
    • 11:00 – A series of small presentations and intimate discussion groups with Health Tech Start-Up Experts begins
      • Kyle Armbrester: athenahealth datasets
      • Brad Weinberg: Founder of Blueprint Health
      • Josh Hollenbeck: AT&T: mHealth API
      • John Verosteck: BigData Boston
    • 12:00 Lunch
    • 6:00 – Final presentations and judging
    • 7:00 – Winners Announced!
    • 7:05 – Post-coding drinks and Networking thanks to athenahealth! / Free shuttle starts running to Kendall Sq. until 8pm

Partners

Event Partner: athenahealth

athenahealth helps over 31,000 medical providers nationwide enjoy faster payment, increased collections, radically improved control over billing and clinical operations, and more time for their patients.

Media Partner: MIT H@cking Medicine

Hacking Medicine is creating an ecosystem at MIT, hosting the Boston medical community and beyond to teach entrepreneurs and clinicians the skills necessary to launch disruptive healthcare businesses. Hacking Medicine sees the need for hackers in healthcare in 7 key areas: Scaling Medicine, Accelerating Data, Identifying & Tackling Big Opportunities, and Hacking Ethos for Lean Medical Innovation.

$10K Prize Partner:
The Office of the National Coordinator
for Health Information Technology (ONC)

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is at the forefront of the administration’s health IT efforts and is a resource to the entire health system to support the adoption of health information technology and the promotion of nationwide health information exchange to improve health care. ONC is organizationally located within the Office of the Secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Event Sponsor: AT&T

The healthcare environment today is dynamic and ever changing. From improving quality of care, to complying with government regulations, to reducing cost, the industry is facing many challenges. AT&T has been serving the healthcare industry for decades and understands the unique challenges facing healthcare providers today. AT&T is committed to serving the technology needs across the continuum of care - from patients to physicians to providers. We have developed healthcare services and solutions, and the right strategic alliances to help support your business goals.

Venue

athenahealth
400 North Beacon St
Watertown, MA 02472