Why DC Health Data + Innovation Week?
Taking place in the Nation’s Capital, Washington DC, Health Data + Innovation Week brings together individuals and organizations from all over to think, discuss and celebrate the growing movement to change the health care landscape. The week is branded as an umbrella of various events, many of which are open to the public, to help spur these important changes. Companies are welcome to support/sponsor individuals events to help grow a robust week of activities. Check out a snapshot of the week:
Snapshot of the week
|Sat Jun 2||Code-a-Thon||Sun Jun 3||Code-a-Thon|
|Mon Jun 4||HealthCa.mp/DC||Mon Jun 4||Walking Gallery|
|Tue Jun 5||Health DataPalooza||Wed Jun 6||Health DataPalooza|
|Thu Jun 7||NASA event|
Here is the URL for the Code a Thon: (http://www.health2con.com/devchallenge/washington-dcs-hdi-code-a-thon-preventing-obesity/ )
This year, the talent pool of developers and designers will focus on applications that target the growing challenge of obesity. Using de-identified data sets provided by the USDA, the NIH, CDC, Kaiser Permanente, Massive Health and other sources, the teams will compete for $10,000 in prize money to build new applications and tools for mobile platforms. After being given an overview of specific obesity challenges that the District of Columbia and the country faces, and what the tools and data sets are, attendees are asked to develop new applications for mobile platforms. At the end of a 48-hour period, developers present their application before judges and the best execution will win the challenge. Winners will have their applications highlighted by U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park at the HDI Forum / Health Datapalooza on June 5 at the Washington Convention Center before an audience of 2,000 attendees and thousands more worldwide via webcast.
Here is the URL for Healthcamp DC: (healthca.mp/dc)
Physicians, nurses, consumers, technologists, health system and policy leaders, payers and suppliers will create session topics the day of the event, setting the agenda based on whatever they want to talk about that day. The aim of event is to break through communication walls, elevate the conversation and spark ideas that will transform patient-focused health care and health in the District of Columbia and the nation.
In the evening, June 4 at 5 pm, the inspiring Walking Gallery art event returns to the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health.
Here is the URL for the Walking Gallery: http://reginaholliday.blogspot.com/2011/06/welcome-to-walking-gallery.html
Artists from throughout the District of Columbia and the nation will display patient stories they have painted on the backs of patients’ jackets and doctors’ lab coats. Here is a 2-minute video about the Walking Gallery: http://vimeo.com/24857924
Thanks to the team over at the Disruptive Women in Health Care project for sponsoring the Walking Gallery social event! Disruptive Women in Health Care, an award winning project conceived of and owned by Amplify Public Affairs, has become an online destination for innovative thinking on exciting health trends and current health policy issues. Apart from quality writing, Disruptive Women features a regular Man of the Month blog post, produces informative e-books and hosts dynamic in-person events.
Here is the URL for the HDI Forum: hdiforum.org
The event is hosted by The Health Data Initiative Forum, in coordination with the Institute of Medicine and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services at the National Institutes of Health. Health Datapalooza is is a public-private collaboration that encourages innovators to utilize health data to develop applications that raise awareness of health system performance and spark community action to improve health.
NASA – Human Health Performance
On Thursday, June 7, NASA will host a mobile health workshop for NASA Human Health & Performance Center members at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health entitled, “mHealth – Smart Media and Health: Applications Benefiting Life in Space and on Earth.” Keynote speakers will include U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park, and Philip Fasano, Executive VP and CIO at Kaiser Permanente.