The Health 2.0 team from New York explained what they do as the Developer Challenge Team; essentially making it easy for sponsor organizations to run innovation competitions. They spoke of commercialization through Pilot Health Tech NYC, product development with Allscripts, and their collaboration with Blue Button Co-Design.
The Health 2.0 Developer Challenge has given away nearly $2 million in prizes to tackle complex healthcare problems through online competitions and live code-a-thons. Our winners have gone on to secure pilot programs, join accelerators, gain customers, and get recognition for their innovative solutions. This session focus on the intersection between innovation competitions and accelerator/incubator programs.
Aamer Ghaffer, mHealth Coach
Through the integration of mobile and Web-based tools, and database technology, mHealthCoach enables compliance through mobile messaging, Web portals, Web-based conferencing, care management and coaching, surveys, support groups and reporting. Florence, a digital avatar, facilitates more efficient and effective communication between patients, providers and the platform.
Hemali Thakkar, Challenge Manager, Health 2.0
Austin Cohen, Challenge Manager, Health 2.0
Hemali and Austin gave an introduction to the Health 2.0 Developer Challenge and the history of challenges, at the Spring Fling: Matchpoint Boston 2012.
Julia Winn, myBetterFit
Benjamin Zagorsky, myBetterFit
As a 2nd place winner of Boston codeathon, Team myBetterFit mined nearly one million user profiles charting effectiveness and side effects to various drugs and aggregated the data by user and condition, comparing effectiveness of common treatments.