Helping Consumers and Policymakers Marshal the State of California’s Health Data Code-A-Thon

Submission Deadline

Submissions are Closed

Dates

June 6-7, 2015

Contact

Alicia Davis

Prizes

  • 1st Place $10,000
  • 2nd Place $5,000
  • 3rd Place $2,500
  • Audience's Choice $2,500
First Place

Apptology

Team Members

Rich Foreman, Shellynn Finstad

This app is meant to be used by the Sacramento County WIC offices. It acts as a mobile resource that benefits the population served by the Sacramento County WIC offices.

Second Place

Poli-See

Team Members

Adnan Mahmud, Rocky Pristou-Globokar, Mac Taylor

POLI-SEE is a modern, web-based experience to track, discuss, and share progress of Let's Get Healthy California initiative across the 39 key indicators. The dashboard provides a quick overview of the indicators. The detailed view allows users to quickly get an accurate view of how a county is doing for each indicator and enables them to discuss the indicator with experts and team members.

Third Place

Shiny

Team Members

Bogdan Rau, Carl Ganz

CommunityBeat is a dashboard that allows users to get a pulse of their local community. CommunityBeat includes information from 7 data sources (including the CHHS open data portal, ACS, the California Office of Health Hazard Assessment, and AskCHIS Neighborhood Edition) and over 40 indicators. The application provides tables and visualizations of important demographics & social determinants of health (poverty, income, education etc), environmental health, vital statistics (both beginning & end of life), as well as economic and housing-related information. CommunityBeat also contains 4 composite measures on “healthy beginnings” (birth weight & prenatal care), pollution burden (CalEnviroScreen Score 2.0), local economy (median income, poverty, unemployment), as well as a housing market health index (produced and powered by Zillow data).

Audience's Choice Winner

Rocket Department

Team Members

Emma Fletcher, Meritt Thomas, Andy Colborn, Andy Axton, Eric Enriquez

GeoPulse—Empowering people through open health data, presented in a way that is informative, engaging and interactive.

Background

Use the California Health and Human Service’s Agency’s Open Data Portal to help consumers understand pressing health issues and inform the health choices they and their communities make and to help policymakers make informed decisions.

Consumers/citizens and government (both local and state) are two key audiences for health data published by the state of California. Consumers want data to raise awareness about and inform the health choices they and their communities make, while city, county, and state government, as well as school districts, desire health data to inform policy decisions they face.

Now that California’s Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) has launched a data portal that makes it easy for state government to make health data more open and accessible to individuals, both consumers and policymakers are better able to leverage what’s there. Dozens of datasets are available through this portal, with more being added each month.

The Code-A-Thon will coincide with National Day of Civic Hacking - a day in which thousands of people from across the United States will come together to make their communities better. Code for Sacramento encourages developers, designers, community organizers, subject matter experts, and government and nonprofit staff to collaborate on projects related to state health data, but will provide mentoring and support for non-health data projects.

Description

Drawing on all datasets available through CHHS’s Open Data Portal, this code-a-thon will focus on creating apps, visualizations, and other tools that can help these audiences better harness available data. The code-a-thon will award prizes in two categories:

  • Consumers: Harness and visualize datasets to equip consumers with the data they need to raise awareness about and inform the health choices they and their communities make.
  • Policymakers: Harness and visualize datasets to equip city, county, and state government, as well as school districts, with health data they need to inform their policy decisions.

$20,000 in prize money will be awarded at the code-a-thon: $10,000 for the 1st place winner, $5,000 for the 2nd place winner, $2,500 for the third place winner and $2,500 for the audience's choice!

The goal not only is to draw developers and designers to this code-a-thon, but to also include providers, advocacy organizations, and/or nonprofits on teams formed during the code-a-thon, in order to help ensure that products developed respond to on-the-ground needs.

While participants are welcome to collaboratively develop solutions as part of National Day of Civic Hacking that do not specifically incorporate state health data, such projects will be ineligible for prize money.

Participants will also have the opportunity to use the Validic Rest API! The Validic API is designed to enable a simple, standardized connection between healthcare companies and mobile health and wellness apps and devices. Validic captures a user's fitness activities and health measurements over time. Each activity and measurement contains a timestamp and a note about which integration was used to track the activity. A core aspect of the Validic API is to vastly increase the speed of integration between mHealth app developers and healthcare business. Additionally, Validic provides critical enterprise features needed by healthcare companies that are not usually provided as a core service by app developers, such as ease of connectivity, HIPAA/PHI compliance and standardized endpoints. Click here to receive access to the Validic API.

Agenda

Registration Opens: April 15, 2015
Final Submission Deadline: June 7th, 2015 @ 1 PM PST

Agenda:
Saturday, June 6, 2015
9:30 – Doors Open/Registration/Breakfast
10:00 – Welcome & Overview of the Day
10:10 – Remarks from Sponsor, the California HealthCare Foundation and CHHS

  • Andy Krakov, CHCF
  • Jim Greene, CDPH
  • Ash Roughani, Code 4 Sacramento
  • Laura Good, SARTA

10:40 – Coder Introductions and team formation
11:30 – Tech Talks + Data Introductions by Merry Holliday-Hanson, OSHPD
12:00 - Coding begins!
1:00 - Lunch
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, June 7, 2015
9:00 – Doors Open / Breakfast
9:30 – Continue coding...
12:30 – Lunch!
1:00 - Last chance to submit your project!
1:30 - Final Code-A-Thon 3-min presentations and judging
3:30 - Judge Deliberation
4:30 - Winners Announced/ Closing Remarks from sponsors

Review Panel

    • Merry Holliday-Hanson, PHD
    • Manager, Administrative Data Program - Office of Statewide Health Planning & Development (OSHPD)
    • Jim Greene, MD
    • Deputy Director, Center for Informatics & Health Statistics - California Department of Public Health
    • Linette Scott, MD
    • Chief Medical Information Officer - California Department of Health Care Services
    • Mark Carroll
    • Director, Health Informatics - University of California, Davis School of Medicine
    • Steven Chan, MD
    • Physician & Digital Health Researcher, Psychiatry - University of California, Davis School of Medicine
    • Andy Krakov
    • Associate Director, External Engagement - California HealthCare Foundation
    • Cary Adams
    • Partner & CEO - Almond Tree Capital

Evaluation Criteria

  • Effective use of Open Data Portal Datasets (teams are welcome to use data from other sources as well)
  • Creativity
  • User-Friendliness & Interface
  • Feasibility of Implementation
  • Potential for Impact

Submission Requirements

  • Submissions have to be built, even partially, during the code-a-thon event
  • Submissions can be rough - anything from wireframes or functioning websites/apps work
  • The only required submission material is a powerpoint slide deck (5 slides max)
  • Teams may present any material of their choosing in their 3 minute time slot -- slide decks, videos, demos, etc -- but Live demos are preferred.

Partners

California HealthCare Foundation

CHCF is leading the way to better care for all Californians, particularly those whose needs are not well served by the status quo. We work to ensure that people have access to the care they need, when they need it, at a price they can afford.

CHCF informs policymakers and industry leaders, invests in ideas and innovations, and connects with changemakers to create a more responsive, patient-centered health care system.

California Health & Human Services

The California Health and Human Services Agency oversees departments, boards, and offices that provide a wide range of health care services, social services, mental health services, alcohol and drug treatment services, public health services, income assistance, and services to people with disabilities.

SARTA

SARTA is accelerating the growth and development of the technology sector in the Sacramento region. We are the nexus that links technology leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, service providers, community organizations, and educational institutions.

SARTA's vision is to develop the Sacramento region into a nationally recognized center of technology and technological innovation, as evidenced by a significant number of technology companies growing, developing and prospering in the region.

Code For Sacramento

We're pulling together the best resources Sacramento has to offer to amplify our civic impact.

We are a Code for America Brigade, which means we're volunteers that contribute our talents toward improving the way our local governments and community organizations use the web.

Validic

Validic is the healthcare industry's leading technology platform for convenient, easy data access to a world of mobile health data from clinical devices, wearables and patient healthcare applications. By connecting its growing base of customers (that includes providers, payers, pharmaceutical companies, 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, enhance their remote patient monitoring capabilities, and more efficiently manage their patient populations. Validic's leading global digital health ecosystem reaches over 72 million lives and continues to grow daily.

UC Davis School of Medicine - Health Informatics

The UC Davis School of Medicine is among the nation's leading medical schools, recognized for its research and primary-care programs. The school offers fully accredited master's degree programs in public health and in informatics, and its combined M.D.-Ph.D. program is training the next generation of physician-scientists to conduct high-impact research and translate discoveries into better clinical care. Along with being a recognized leader in medical research, the school is committed to serving underserved communities and advancing rural health.

Venue

UC Davis School Of Medicine - Education Building
4610 X St
Room 1204
Sacramento , CA, USA 95817

Terms & Conditions

OFFICIAL RULES:

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY PRIOR TO ENTRY. OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND UNITED STATES TERRITORIES, AGES 13 AND OLDER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

By entering Helping Consumers and Policymakers Marshal the State of California's Health Data Code-A-Thon (the “Competition”), 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 use the California Health and Human Service’s Agency’s Open Data Portal to help consumers understand pressing health issues and inform the health choices they and their communities make and also to help policymakers make informed decisions.

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 and directors 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 9:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) on Saturday, June 6, 2015 and ends at 1:00 p.m. PDT on Sunday, June 7, 2015 (the “Entry Period”).

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

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. Awards:
(a) General Terms and Conditions: All income taxes and any other applicable taxes on each award are the sole responsibility of the recipient. An IRS form 1099 will be issued, if required by law. Awards consist only of items expressly specified herein. Any costs or expenses associated with the acceptance or use of any award (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 award will be allowed, except at sole discretion of Sponsors. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute an alternate award.

(b) The winning projects will be rewarded as follows:

  • First Place Winner - $10,000
  • Second Place Winner $5,000
  • Third Place Winner $2,500
  • Audience's Choice - $2,500
  • (c) Award Distribution: The total monetary award amount consists of US $20,000.00, awarded in the form of checks or another payment method selected by Sponsors. In the event that the Award Winner is a Team, the Team Leader shall receive and be solely responsible for the Award 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 Award 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.
    Notwithstanding the foregoing, each Entrant acknowledges that the Sponsor is a philanthropy that in the course of its normal charitable activities makes grants for projects across a wide range of disciplines and that the Sponsor may currently fund or may in the future make grants for projects that may be directly or indirectly related to Entries submitted for the Challenge. By submitting an Entry, each Entrant acknowledges and agrees that the Sponsor shall have no liability for making grants to projects that involve ideas, procedures, processes, systems, methods of operation, concepts, or principles that may also be present in an Entry.

    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 award. Sponsor Parties include the California HealthCare Foundation.

    14. DISCLAIMER:
    NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY, IN NO EVENT WILL ANY OF THE SPONSOR PARTIES BE LIABLE TO APPLICANT OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOSS OF REVENUES, LOST PROFITS, LOST CAPITAL OR OVERHEAD, WHETHER BASED ON BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, WHETHER OR NOT SPONSOR PARTIES HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

    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 award.

    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 award.

    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.”