The inaugural National Health Equity Hackathon will focus on creating data-driven solutions for underserved healthcare populations. The idea began with Health and Human Services’ Chief Data Officer, Mona Siddiqui, CareSet Systems CTO Fred Trotter, and Senior Director of Applied Research & Analytics at the American Hospital Association, Dr. Norma Padron during Datapalooza in Washington, DC this past April.
The hackathon will focus on finding inclusive and creative ways to leverage open data, technology and data science to understand and address health equity issues. The overarching areas of focus will include: publicly available data on social determinants of health, including data on racial or gender disparities, people living with chronic illness, the frail elderly, homelessness, and data on regions affected by the opioid crisis.
Using open source datasets, and open source technologies, this weekend-long hackathon will gather multiple tech disciplines around a common goal: inclusive ways of leveraging open data to identify solutions and eliminating health disparities. Local and nationally-acclaimed mentors and data scientists will be accessible throughout the event. Attendees will self-select to a team with diverse perspectives.
The hackathon is looking for innovators in the following roles: data visualization experts, health economists, talented students, leaders in population health and health policy, coders, entrepreneurs, and other curious IT or healthcare expert
Ticket cost is $20