Health 2.0 SF Code-a-Thon 2015: Tools to Improve the Patient-Provider Relationship

Submission Deadline

October 4, 2015


October 3-4, 2015


Alicia Davis


  • First Place $5,000
  • Second Place $3,000
  • Third Place $2,000
  • Validic Prize $1,000 and $5K API Credit

Validic is offering $1,000 and $5K in API credit for the solution that best employs the Validic API. All submissions must use more than one API.

First Place, Validic Winner


Team Members

David Eliahu, Omer Spillinger

A virtual personal healthcare assistant.

Second Place

Team Yuzo 2.0

Team Members

Koen De Lombaert, Eron Villarreal, Devin Villarreal, Maria Mariano

Patient recruitment platform for clinical research

Third Place


Team Members

Farnoosh Vahedi, Zarni Wang, Leo Orines

Visual Acuity Testing Application


As a leader in showcasing cutting-edge innovation that’s transforming health and health care, the Health 2.0 conference brings together the best minds, resources and technology for compelling panels, discussions and product demonstrations. This year’s Code-A-Thon is about building new technology tools to help engage patients and foster the relationship between them and their providers. Developers, designers, health care professionals, biz dev and entrepreneurs will join forces for 2 days of rapid prototyping and creative health-hacking. Participants come for data, direction, diverse collaborators, delicious food, and prizes, and potentially, the beginning of a product or even their next big venture.

Don’t miss out on this great way to meet other innovators and hone your skills for a chance to be on the conference stage and win cash prizes. Winners from previous Health 2.0 Code-A-Thons have gone on to raise funding, start businesses, receive grants, pilot their technologies and even acquire customers.


Technology is advancing health care every day and now you can be a part of the movement. For this year’s Health 2.0 San Francisco Code-A-Thon, we have three exciting API tracks that you can participate in.

Allscripts Track
Over the past decade, U.S. Healthcare expenditures are approximately 17% of GDP. One of the most efficient ways to attack this growing problem is through the use of innovative Electronic Health Records (EHRs). Allscripts, a global EHR leader, has 1 out of every 3 physicians in the U.S. using our software every day for clinical and administrative functions. We’re inviting you to make a real difference in healthcare by participating in the Health 2.0 Fall Code-a-Thon where you will have an opportunity to develop new applications for Allscripts EHRs and Practice Management systems.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the winner and you’ll be amazed at how fast and easy it is to connect to Allscripts open APIs. What’s cooler? All Code-a-thon participants can explore a partnership with Allscripts leading to a revenue generating business, like we’ve done with QueueDr the winner of the Code-a-thon last year. Through the Allscripts Developer Program, together, we’re providing innovative tools for healthcare organizations that are creating real outcomes for their patients and bottom line. Get started for free today at

PokitDok Track
Optimizing the Business of Health is no small undertaking. PokitDok has created The Business of Health Platform to optimize the entire processing chain from locating practitioners, searching insurance plan information, processing claims and benefits information and transacting the services via several payment methodologies all in a HIPPA compliant platform. The API currently supports access to 4.1M providers, over 120 payers and thousands of price points. The PokitDok API allows you to perform claims and benefits transactions, find healthcare providers, and get information on health care procedure pricing for both out of pocket and cash prices down to the CPT code. The API uses JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) for requests and responses and also allows batch processing of ASC X12 5010 compatible EDI files. All API traffic is encrypted over HTTPS and authentication is handled with OAuth2.

Enterprise applications include Price Transparent MarketPlaces, EMR/ Practice Management support processing and enabling on call / home visit services for practitioners. PokitDok looks forward in adding you to our growing list of companies that are self serving their business models and creating applications on our Platform. To access the API, click here.

Availity API
Availity Web Service APIs are designed using a RESTful approach. The REST API is designed to have predictable, resource-oriented URLs and to use HTTP response codes to indicate API success and failure conditions. REST APIs all return JSON and XML representations, including errors. The Availity API allows developers to connect with every health plan nationwide, 575,000+ active providers and over 2,700 hospitals. Cut your development time in half. and let Availity handle the complexity of the healthcare transactions. Get started with a free account today at

Validic Track
The direction is clear. Patients are utilizing digital health and clinical in-home devices to monitor their diet, track their vital signs and self-manage chronic conditions. And, in turn, providers are finding increasing clinical relevance in the data being produced from these devices. Physicians have started to incorporate these streams of data into their clinical decision-making and workflow to improve patient outcomes.

Not only does aggregated device-generated data allow better care for a particular patient, but it also enables physicians to view health trends over time around certain populations, such as diabetics or those suffering from congestive heart failure. Use Validic’s API to help bring all relevant health data sources into the patient’s clinical story and your application or platform.

Validic’s API provides quick and easy access to HIPAA-compliant patient data from over 180 digital health devices – including FDA-approved connected clinical devices, the most popular fitness wearables, and the most innovative wellness and nutrition applications.

In addition to the overall prize, Validic will provide an additional $5,000 of API credits to the team for the best use of Validic API. After the event, once ready, the team will also have a chance to pitch Validic Executive Team to win further support. Check out developer challenge support page here: Challenge Support To get started now and to gain valuable Validic API please fill out this form: Validic Codeathon API Access.

Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT Track
The three overarching aims of the U.S. healthcare system are to improve health outcomes, improve healthcare quality, and lower healthcare costs. A key component to achieving these goals is health IT that facilitates the secure, efficient, and effective sharing and use of electronic health information when and where it is needed. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s (ONC) draft Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap describes many of the actions that need to be taken, priority use cases, and technologies available needing improvement and development to make this happen. Among these technologies is Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR), a standards framework developed by HL7 that exposes granular data, making it well-suited for APIs and consumer health data exchange.

FHIR offers many improvements over other existing standards – it’s fast and easy to implement, free, based on web standards like XML, JSON, OAuth, and includes a RESTful API. For these reasons and more, FHIR can be applied to mobile devices, third-party applications, web apps, and EHR data-sharing. You can view demonstrations of FHIR at work at SMART on FHIR; stand up your own FHIR server or check those publicly available for testing; and learn more about priority use cases.

Where do I sign up?
Registration is free but seating is limited. Be sure to reserve your seat today by registering here. We welcome developers, students, researchers, entrepreneurs, clinicians, patient advocates, informaticians, designers, consumers, community partners, public health prevention experts, data experts, public health providers, and anyone interested in creating a level of excitement that will drive continued community engagement far into the future.


Saturday, October 3, 2015

9:30 – Doors Open/Registration/Breakfast
10:00 – Welcome & Overview of the Day
10:10 – Remarks from Sponsor
10:40 – Coder Introductions and team formation
11:30 – Tech Talks + API Introductions by Sponsor
12:30 - Lunch! and finish team forming
1:30 – Coding begins!
4:00 – Idea check-in-- bounce your ideas off an expert
6:30 – Dinner is served!
7:30 - Coding Continues
10:00 pm – End of first day

Sunday, October 4, 2015

9:00 – Doors Open / Breakfast
9:30 – Continue coding...
1:00 - Last chance to submit your project!
1:00 - Lunch!
1:30 - Final SF Code-A-Thon 3-min presentations and judging
3:30 - Judge Deliberation
4:30 - Winners Announced/ Closing Remarks from sponsors



Allscripts is a leader in healthcare information technology solutions that advance clinical, financial and operational results. Their innovative solutions connect people, places and data across an open platform and empowers caregivers to make better decisions and deliver better care for healthier populations. Our Open platform enables innovation and collaboration with other vendors, partners and our clients to improve care delivery, further engage patients and lower costs.

Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), located within the Office of the Secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is the principal federal entity charged with coordination of nationwide efforts to implement and use the most advanced health information technology and the electronic exchange of health information. The position of National Coordinator was created in 2004, through an Executive Order, and legislatively mandated in the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) of 2009.

The Investing in Innovation (i2) program, launched in March 2011, initiates and manages prize challenges in ONC. The use of prize challenges to promote and harness innovation is a result of the President’s release in 2009 of the Strategy for American Innovation and his signing in 2011 of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act. COMPETES provides agencies with a legal pathway to fund and administer challenges, using appropriated funds for prizes.


PokitDok is the first company to bring e-commerce to healthcare and digitize the business of health through open APIs. Third party developers such as payers, health systems and digital health companies can easily create new apps to streamline the business of health, creating better experiences and bending the cost curve down. These apps provide current cash and reimbursement-based prices for healthcare treatments, real-time eligibility/claims, scheduling across multiple EMRs, and computing/payment tools.


Availity delivers revenue cycle and related business solutions for health care professionals who want to build healthy, thriving organizations. Availity has the powerful tools, actionable insights and expansive network reach that medical businesses need to get an edge in an industry constantly redefined by change.

Whether health care professionals use Availity’s Advanced Clearinghouse, Revenue Cycle Management, Patient Access or Web Portal services, they’ll be able to drive measurable and meaningful organizational improvements, and enjoy the vitality of a healthy business.


Validic is the healthcare industry's leading cloud-based, digital health platform. Validic provides convenient and quick access to patient data from in-home clinical devices, wearables and patient healthcare applications. By connecting its growing base of customers—that includes providers, pharmaceutical companies, payers, wellness companies and health IT vendors—to the continuously expanding list of digital health technologies, Validic enables healthcare companies to better coordinate care across their communities, improve their patient engagement strategies and more efficiently manage their patient populations.

Validic's innovative, scalable and FDA Class I MDDS technology delivers actionable, standardized and HIPAA-compliant consumer health data from the best in-class mobile health devices and applications. Validic was recognized for healthcare innovation by Gartner and received Frost & Sullivan's Best Practices and Best Value in Healthcare Information Interoperability award, as well as Top Ten Healthcare Disruptor award. Validic's leading global digital health ecosystem reaches over 160 million lives in 47 countries and continues to grow daily. To learn more about Validic, follow Validic on Twitter at @validic or visit

UCSF | Center for Digital Health Innovation

Digital health technologies have the power to transform healthcare. Yet many new technologies are hitting ‘last mile" issues and failing to deliver on their promise. We believe that access to the creative minds and patients at our world class medical center can drive insights into the successful development, implementation, and adoption of new digital health technologies.


UCSF Mission Hall
500 16th St
Room 1400
San Francisco, California, United States 94158

Terms & Conditions


By entering Health 2.0 SF Code-A-Thon, you agree that your participation will be governed by, and you shall abide by, all of the following terms and conditions (the “Terms and Conditions”) outlined herein below:

1. Mission:
The goal of the Competition is to challenge emerging and experienced developers/ designers/entrepreneurs/ physicians/ clinicians and students, among others to design healthcare related technology solutions. Competition entrants are invited to submit an idea and a prototype of an operable application that would improve/ benefit healthcare services in the US.

2. Eligibility:
The Competition is open only to individuals who are 13 years of age or older as of the date of entry and who are legal residents of one of the fifty (50) states of the United States or the District of Columbia or the U.S. Territories. Any entrant from the age of 13-18 must get parental consent to enter the Competition. The following are not eligible to enter or win the Competition: Employees, officers, directors and contractors of the Sponsors and/or any member of the immediate family (i.e. a spouse, parent, grandparent, child or grandchild of the entrant) or household of any of the foregoing individuals.

3. Entries by Teams:
Entries may be submitted either by individuals or by groups of individuals (each a “Team”). If an entry will be submitted by a Team, each member of the Team must satisfy the eligibility requirements set forth in Paragraph 2 above. Each Team must designate a single member of the Team who will serve as the Team’s sole representative for communications and all other purposes in connection with the Competition (the “Team Leader”). All agreements, consents, representations and warranties made or given by a Team Leader herein or otherwise in connection with the Competition will be binding upon all members of the pertinent Team as if made by each such member.

4. Entry Period:
The entry period for the Competition begins at 9:30 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) on Saturday, October 3, 2015 and ends at 3:30 p.m. PDT on Sunday, October 4, 2015 (the “Entry Period”).

5. How to Enter:
Registration and Participation is FREE. Register here.

6. Competition Guidelines:
At the competition, each individual or Team that submits a Submission (each an “Applicant”) must retain a copy of the Submission. Sponsors are not responsible for, and each Applicant specifically releases Sponsors from any claims or liability relating to, any loss or damage to the Applicant’s Submission.

All Submissions must comply with the following Content Restrictions:
The Submission must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity, copyright, trademark, patent, or intellectual property- or property- related rights; The Submission must not contain footage, images or artwork not created by entrant; The Submission must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene hateful, defamatory, slanderous or libelous; The Submission must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age. The Submission must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any jurisdiction where Submission is created.

By entering, each Applicant represents and warrants that (a) the Applicant’s Submission and all components thereof, including all ideas, creative elements and any other materials and information contained in the Submission are wholly original with the Applicant, (b) no person or entity has collaborated with Applicant in creating the Submission, provided any material or information for inclusion in the Submission, or has any ownership rights in and to the Submission or any component thereof (note: an Applicant that is a Team warrants and represents that no person who is not a Team member collaborated with the Applicant, provided any material or information, or has any ownership rights in and to the Submission), (c) Applicant has the exclusive, unconditional right and authority to submit the Submission and to grant the rights set forth herein, and (d) the Applicant’s Submission complies with these Official Rules in full. Submissions must not contain any material that Sponsors, in their sole discretion, deem inappropriate for public viewing and/or determine is contrary to its mission or reputation. Sponsors reserve the right in their individual discretion to disqualify and/or not accept any Submission that Sponsors determine does not or is likely not to comply with these guidelines, to make such changes to any Submission as are necessary to make it compliant, or to require the Applicant to do so.

7. Judging:
The judging of the Competition will proceed as follows:
A panel of judges comprised of Sponsor’s and industry leaders and consultants will review all Submissions to identify those that are complete and otherwise appear preliminarily to satisfy the entry requirements set forth herein. Submissions that appear preliminarily to be complete and to satisfy the entry requirements will be judged based on the Judging Criteria outlined day-of. These entrants will be called qualified (“Qualified Entrant”). A jury of judges comprised both of Sponsors’ designees and industry leaders selected by Sponsors will score all submissions that qualified based on the Judging Criteria.

8. Winner Notification and Verification for the Competition:
Sponsors will notify the potential Winners on the day of the competition. In order to qualify as a Winner, each Applicant must be available in attendance at the competition and present to the Panelists at the competition (and in the event of a Team, at least one member of the Team must be so available).

9. Prizes:
(a) General Terms and Conditions: All income taxes and any other applicable taxes on each prize are the sole responsibility of the recipient. An IRS form 1099 will be issued, if required by law. Prizes consist only of items expressly specified herein. Any costs or expenses associated with the acceptance or use of any prize (including, without limitation, additional transportation, meals, gratuities and incidentals) are the responsibility of the recipient. No substitution, cash redemption or transfer of right to receive any prize will be allowed, except at sole discretion of Sponsors. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute an alternate prize.
(b) The winning projects will be rewarded and prizes are to be determined.
(c) Prize Distribution: The total monetary prize amount is to be determined, awarded in the form of checks or another payment method selected by Sponsors, to be used towards further development by the winner of the winning Submission. In the event that the Prize Winner is a Team, the Team Leader shall receive and be solely responsible for the Prize on behalf of the Team unless all members of the participating team agree to distribution of funds to each individual member separately. Sponsors will have no responsibility for allocation of funds received as part of the Prize among Team members.

10. Grant of Rights:
By entering, each Applicant grants to Sponsors and their designees the irrevocable, royalty-free right to publish, disseminate and use the Applicant’s name, likeness and biographical information (and in the event of a Team, the name, likeness and biographical information each member of said Team) without further notice or consideration, in perpetuity, throughout the world, in all media and formats now known or hereafter invented, in connection with the execution and promotion of the Competition and the promotion of Sponsors and its activities.

In addition, by entering, each Applicant grants to Sponsors and their designees a nonexclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free license to reproduce, exploit, adapt, use and display worldwide, in perpetuity, throughout the world, in all media and formats now known or hereafter invented, information about the Submission and the Project and all non-proprietary components thereof, including without limitation posting information about the Submission and/or the Project on the Site (or such other Sponsor designated on-line environment), in connection with the execution and promotion of the Competition and the promotion of Sponsors and their activities, without further notice or compensation.

Each team is responsible for determining the disposition of any intellectual property developed during the course of the Code-A-Thon. Neither Health 2.0 nor the Code-A-Thon Sponsor shall be responsible for mediating disputes that arise relating to intellectual property ownership.

11. Disputes:
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and interpreted under the laws of the State of CA without regard to conflicts of laws provisions. Applicant hereby agrees that any and all disputes claims, causes of action or controversies arising out of or in connection with the Competition or these Terms and Conditions shall be resolved individually, and without resort to class action, exclusively by a state or federal court located in Sacramento, California. By entering, each Applicant irrevocably waives any right to seek and/or obtain rescission and/or equitable and/or injunctive relief.

12. Representations & Warranties:
Applicant represents and warrants that he/she: (a) has the right to make a Submission as contemplated hereunder without the need of any consent of any third party; (b) Will abide by these Terms and Conditions and all applicable laws and regulations; (c) If Applicant is a Team Leader, that Applicant has the full right and authority to make the Submission and to agree to accept and abide by these Terms and Conditions on behalf of the Team, and that each Team member will abide by these Terms and Conditions; and (d) Applicant is under no obligation or disability, created by law or otherwise, which would in any manner or to any extent prevent or restrict making a Submission or becoming a Winner.

13. Indemnity:
By submitting an entry, each Applicant (including each Team member, with respect to Applicants who are Teams) agrees to indemnify, hold harmless and defend sponsors, affiliates, subsidiaries, successors and assigns, and each of their trustees, officers, employees and agents (all of the foregoing, the “Sponsor Parties”), from and against the full amount of all claims, liabilities, actions, suits, proceedings, assessments, judgments, decrees, losses, fees, damages, settlement funds, and associated costs and expenses including attorney’s fees arising from or in connection with the Applicant’s participation, any use by Sponsors Parties of the Applicant’s Submission and/or the exercise by Sponsor of any rights granted to it herein, including without limitation claims based on rights of privacy, rights of publicity, false light, defamation, copyright, patent and/or trademark infringement relating to the Applicant’s Submission. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, in the event of any claim by a third party affecting or relating to the Submission, Sponsors shall have, in addition to any other rights available to it, at law or in equity, the right to immediately revoke any prize. Sponsor Parties include Allscripts, PokitDok & Availity.


15. Release of Claims:
By submitting an entry, each Applicant (including each Team member, with respect to Applicants who are Teams) releases each of the Sponsor Parties from and against the full amount of all claims, liabilities, actions, suits, proceedings, assessments, judgments, decrees, losses, fees, damages, settlement funds, and associated costs and expenses including attorney’s fees arising from or in connection with the Applicant’s participation in this competition, any use by Sponsors of the Applicant’s Submission and/or the exercise by Sponsors of any rights granted to it herein, including without limitation claims based on rights of privacy, rights of publicity, false light, defamation, copyright, patent and/or trademark infringement relating to the Applicant’s Submission and claims for injury, loss or damage of any kind resulting from the Applicant’s participation in this competition or acceptance or use of any prize.

16. Limitation on Exploitation of Materials:
Each Applicant acknowledges that each of the Sponsor Parties may have engaged and continue to engage in the development, production, acquisition and dissemination of materials that may be similar or identical to the Applicant’s Project or Submission. The Sponsor Parties may use information about the Applicant’s Project or Submission in whole or in part, without any payment or other obligation whatsoever to the Applicant, if the Applicant’s Project or Submission (a) is not unique, novel, original, and concrete so as to be entitled to protection under applicable laws, (b) has been made public by anyone at the time of its submission to Sponsors or otherwise is in the public domain, (c) would be freely usable by a third person if it had not been accepted as a Submission, or (d) is similar or identical to, or contains significant elements encompassed in, an idea, concept or material that has been independently created by either Sponsor or any third party. Acceptance by Sponsors of a Submission is not an admission by Sponsors of the novelty or originality of the Submission.

17. General Terms:
All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Sponsors reserve the right at their sole discretion to disqualify any individual who violates these Terms and Conditions, tampers with the entry process and/or acts in any way that would, in any way, discredit or harm the reputation of Sponsors, and/or to cancel, modify or suspend this competition should entrant fraud or misconduct or other causes beyond the control of Sponsors corrupt the administration, integrity, security or proper operation of the competition. Without limitation of the foregoing, Sponsors reserve the right to terminate, modify or suspend this competition due to any of the following reasons: act of God; unavoidable accident; epidemic; fire; blackout; act of public enemy; war, riot or civil commotion; enactment, rule, order or act of government or governmental instrumentality or tribunal; strike, lockout or other labor dispute; inclement weather; failure of technical facilities; failure of essential production, or technical personnel to appear or be available; or other cause beyond its control. Sponsors are not responsible for lost, late, illegible, incomplete, damaged, mutilated, misdirected, mis-delivered, or delayed entries, or for technical or human errors or failures of any kind in connection with the submission, transmission, processing or judging of entries, including without limitation any malfunctions or failures of computer hardware, computer software, networks or telephone equipment or any technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or any combination thereof. Caution: Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any Web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the competition is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Sponsors reserve the right to seek damages from any such entrant to the fullest extent of the law. Sponsors are not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the competition, or in the announcement of the prize.

These Terms and Conditions set forth the entire agreement and understanding between Sponsors and Applicant concerning the subject matter hereof and merges and supersedes all prior discussions, agreements and understandings of any kind between them. Notwithstanding anything contained herein to the contrary, Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, at any future time to terminate, modify or suspend the competition for any reason, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. All notices shall be in writing and shall be delivered to Applicant in accordance with instructions contained herein. Applicant shall be deemed an independent contractor and nothing contained herein shall constitute this arrangement to be employment, a joint venture, or a partnership. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any Terms of these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of any provision contained herein. The titles of Sections of these Terms and Conditions are for convenience only and shall not be given any legal effect. The word “including” is used in these Terms and Conditions to mean “including but not limited to.”