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HoosierCode4Health - #HC4H

Indiana’s First Ever Health-Focused Code-a-thon
July 13th – 14th, 2013

Hosted by Lilly Clinical Open Innovation
Organized by Social Health Insights

 

2013 #HC4H 1st Place Winner – MedMaid.com

MedMaid.com is a mobile application that seeks to reduce medication adherence errors. The winning team, comprised of health technology entrepreneur Willie Pritchett and web designer/developer Carolyn Bernier, met at the event, formed a concept, and developed their solution all within the course of the weekend.

HC4H 1st Place Winners, Carolyn Bernier and Willie Pritchett, discuss their concept - MedMaid.com - July 14, 2013.

 

2013 #HC4H 2nd Place Winners – Carefindr.com

Carefinder.com is a website that allows users to easily compare hospital prices and ratings. Each member of the solution team, comprised of Mark Stetzer, Praneet Loke, and Ben Chesnut, works at Centric Consulting but the code-a-thon was their first opportunity to work together on a project.

What was the Hoosier Code 4 Health?

The Hoosier Code 4 Health, held in conjunction with the Hoosier Healthcare Innovation Challenge, was Indiana’s first ever health-focused code-a-thon.

What was the purpose of the HC4H?

Indiana is a leader in healthcare and technology innovation. While we are growing by leaps and bounds, we saw an opportunity to help make connections between those with various skill sets and interests, that in turn would sprout new ideas, innovations and companies.

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What problems was the event looking to solve?

We looked for solutions with the potential to positively impact chronic disease management. Chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes are prevalent in our state. In 2010 total expenditure on chronic diseases was $29.4 billion (yes, this is in billions) dollars (http://www.in.gov/isdh/files/Chronic_dis_burden_10-15-10__5_.pdf) and growing.

Who sponsored this event?

The HC4H was hosted by Lilly and organized by the team at Social Health Insights.

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Click here for our full list of sponsors

I am interested in sponsoring similar events in the future. How do I do this?

Please email mkirby@indychamber.com if you are interested in sponsorship.