UConn-Yale Hackathon: Competing For Better Health Solutions

How can we make hospitals better for patients and reduce the number of readmissions?

That’s the challenge of the 2015 Patient Experience Hackathon: Improving Recovery and Reducing Readmissions, a competition organized by the University of Connecticut, the Yale Center for Biomedical and Interventional Technology (CBIT), and the Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE).

Hackathon posterThe Spring 2015 Hackathon will be held at Yale University March 27-29. Participants will be challenged to develop tools and strategies to improve the patient experience and reduce hospital readmissions. In addition, there will be a Data Marathon Track in which teams will build digital tools and analytics that leverage data and expertise on readmission from the Yale Center for Outcomes Research. Applications are open to the public.

This gathering of forward thinking patients, providers, payers, engineers, data scientists, and entrepreneurs will serve as a foundation for disruptive ideas that can positively shape the patient experience and reduce readmission rates for the future.

This event is led jointly by the Yale Center for Biomedical and Interventional Technology (CBIT), the Yale Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE), the University of Connecticut and MIT Hacking Medicine.

Schedule:
March 27. 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Kickoff, Speakers, and Networking (open to public)
March 28. 9:30am – 7:00pm. Keynote, Pitches, Team Formation, Hacking
March 29. 9:00am – 3:00pm. Hacking, Final Presentations
Yale University

For more information, go to the event website.

Published: March 19, 2015