HealthShare creators Jon Jia, Don Yu, and Aneem Talukder took home a $500 third-place prize at Health 2.0′s Health, Hacking and Big Data Code-a-Thon at Columbia University.
HealthShares aims to make it easy for hospitals to share their resources (ie, expensive equipment, surplus medical supplies, extra beds, etc.) with one another. It acts as a central hub through which hospitals can put up their available resources & usage times and view what other hospitals have available, also allowing hospitals to request supplies and resources in emergency situations.
Counting On US creators Michael Carroll, Minghen Tsai, Bastien Rance, and Zhaochun Wu took home a $1,000 second-place prize at Health 2.0′s Health, Hacking and Big Data Code-a-Thon at Columbia University.
Counting On US seeks to make big public data sets personally and socially relevant. They want people to understand statistical health discrepancies between demographic groups, as well as be able to identify and better understand areas of possible health concern that may affect them or those they are close to. The Counting On US team has built a program that can practically query federal government health data sets and a website that can visual display individual relationships, as well as interpersonal relationships, to that data.
DonorsConnect creators Ariq Azad and Vikas Vavilala took home a $1,000 second-place prize at Health 2.0′s Health, Hacking and Big Data Code-a-Thon at Columbia University.
Thousands of patients are on the organ waiting list in critical need of organs or marrow. Unfortunately there is an extreme shortage of organs, and these patients need to receive these organs in order to survive. DonorsConnect helps patients launch social media campaigns to spread awareness of their story and reach out to potential donors outside of their social networks. They help them craft a story and launch a viral campaign.
PanHealth creators Avi Kulkarni, Matt Toups, Soloman Berhe, Niranjan Mahajan, and Ganesh Mane took home a $500 third-place prize at Health 2.0′s Health, Hacking and Big Data Code-a-Thon at Columbia University.
PanHealth seeks to help improve medication compliance by using smart phones and tablets and make it easy for the patients to get started by using their health data already available in health data silos, specifically using the Blue Button initiative from federal government to liberate health data from CMS and VA, as well as other commercial healthcare players.
It uses the PHR platform pancare.panhealth.com by PanHealth Inc to connect Blue Button and get medication prescription data for a user. The system syncs the PHR data with a iPhone/iPad app and helps patient with their daily and weekly medication regimen. The app talks to the patients and guides them in filling their medication organizer and helps the patient by showing medicine pictures as the the time of taking medication. The system also uses gamification to reward patients for compliance.
PubMeddit creators Henry Wei and Rajiev Timal took home the $2,000 first-place prize at Health 2.0′s Health, Hacking and Big Data Code-a-Thon at Columbia University.
Their project, PubMeddit, layers socially-driven search over biomedical literature and research databases, e.g. PubMed.gov/MEDLINE and ClinicalTrials.gov. In doing so, they attempts to augment the search results with the experience of prior searchers, and offer a public commenting system that itself can also be self-regulated by the user community. In essence, they intend to “democratize” the editorial review of medical literature, while saving time and effort for less proficient users interested in levering the search experience of other expert users.