RocHackHealth: Rochester Healthcare Data Hack-A-Thon April 8-10

data_backgroundThe University of Rochester’s Goergen Institute for Data Science, Rochester Center of Excellence in Data Science, Rochester Center for Health Informatics, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Center for Integrated Research and Computing, are co-sponsoring the RocHackHealth: Rochester Healthcare Data Hack-A-Thon on April 8th-10th, 2016. The goal of the event is to improve healthcare using data science.

This event is a follow-up to the Healthcare Deep Data Dive (ROCHD3) which was held in November 2015. During this event healthcare data hackers, app designers, entrepreneurs, students, healthcare professionals, and tech developers worked together to identify obstacles in utilizing healthcare data.The RocHackHealth event will try to solve some of these obstacles as Hackers form teams to compete to solve specific problems within datasets. The data sets that will be used are

  • Hospital readmissions
  • Identification of physician prescribing patterns
  • Identification / Visualization of physician teaming practices

This 2.5 day event will be a fun and exciting educational experience generating potentially high-impact solutions to problems both public and private researchers are currently facing. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team in each category. Registration is FREE (but required). Teams should register together and individuals requiring a team are welcome. Registration will close on April 4th or when we reach 100 participants (which ever comes first) Click here to see the full schedule of events, register or for additional information.

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