The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) is hosting its first 'hackathon' for preventive medicine physicians, other professionals, and non-ACPM members to design and submit innovative ideas for improving preventive medicine, public health, and healthcare systems.
The Preventive Medicine DesignHack 2019 is a multi-round competition awarding monetary prizes to kickstart great ideas into actionable interventions and business ventures. Competition judges are looking for new and innovative ideas that bridge the health continuum, connect health systems, communities, providers, and patients, and address challenges of healthcare data and interoperability.
To address a common misconception, 'hackathon' participants and team members do not need programming or coding experience. The competition is about designing your idea and pitching it to the judges. ACPM members and non-members are eligible.
There are no themes for the competition and no preferential treatment will be given to any specific topics. However, here are a few general ideas to consider as a starting point.
- Keeping the well ‘well’: Solutions to bringing prevention to homes, where people are when they're well!
- Providing value-based integrated care: Addressing cost of care and patients’ expectations of care
- Providing population health management solutions and addressing social determinants of health for Accountable Health Organizations and Accountable Care Communities
- Engaging people and populations at risk: Empowering them through innovative solutions and collaboration with the non-health sector to address their health issues
- Transforming primary care: Providing opportunities for preventive medicine and population health for primary care practices, using new technology solutions
- Promoting interoperability: Easing the burden and redundancy of siloed health information