Hoosier Healthcare Innovation Challenge: Small firms take advantage of BIG opportunity to transform Health IT
The Hoosier Healthcare Innovation Challenge is a first of its kind event that encourages innovation and collaboration among the healthcare and IT industries - both target industries supported by Develop Indy in an effort to grow business and bring quality jobs throughout Central Indiana. This event, presented by Develop Indy, TechPoint, Ice Miller, LLP and TechPoint’s ALHIT (Advancing Life Sciences and Health Care Information Technology), will bring together healthcare and technology professionals to identify and develop solutions to some of today’s most challenging health information technology problems.
The inaugural Hoosier Healthcare Innovation Challenge will take place on July 13th at the School for Informatics on the campus of IUPUI and will involve a full day of networking, presentations, information sharing, and discussion. Entrepreneurs, developers, software engineers, university professors, programmers, clinicians, nurses, doctors, technicians, hospital administrators, and technology and healthcare CIOs should plan to attend.
For over a month, healthcare professionals submitted IT challenges facing some of Indiana’s leading healthcare organizations including IU Health, St. Vincent Health, Community Health, Franciscan Alliance – St. Francis Health, Indiana Health Information Technology, Inc., the Indiana State Department of Health, and the Marion County Public Health Department. Fifteen challenges were submitted to be voted on by IT developers, entrepreneurs, and designers to assess those they feel most strongly about addressing. The top three challenges that will be presented at the event are:
- iDashboard: Providing healthcare professionals with an interactive, real time dashboard Submitted by IU Health
- Patient Follow-Up: Developing a system to allow physicians to follow-up with referred patients Submitted by Franciscan Alliance and Indiana Health Information Technology Inc.
- Blood Tracking: Monitoring the utilization of blood products across the state
Submitted by St. Vincent Health
The day will begin with networking, introductions, and an overview of the event followed by presentations from the healthcare systems on those challenges being discussed. Participants will then breakout into rooms for the majority of the day to work on producing product concepts with business models and value propositions for the three presented challenges.
“The Hoosier Healthcare Innovation Challenge is a ‘meeting of the minds’ being championed by local economic development, technology and healthcare advocates who recognize the critical importance of developing solutions to some of the most challenging health information technology problems,” said Alan Snell, Chief Medical Informatics Officer at St. Vincent’s Health.
The event was built on the concept of the Healthcare Innovation Challenge started by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 2010.
For more information, visit the website at www.HoosierChallenge.org.