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.
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.