On September 7-9, 2018, hundreds of individuals with a passion for technology and innovating healthcare gathered on the Johns Hopkins medical campus for the world’s premier and largest medical hackathon. MedHacks is a 36-hour event in which teams compete to create innovative solutions to medicine’s most compelling problems in areas such as patient safety, community health, and open science.
Corrie founder Francoise Marvel MD moderated a panel on Big Data in Healthcare, where there was lively discussion on big data’s role in accurate, evidence-based decisions and on artificial intelligence enhancing the doctor’s role. Panelists included Wasim Malik PhD, Chief Digital Strategist of Roivant Sciences, Matt Morgan MD, Chief of Imaging Informatics at University of Utah & Physician Informatics Specialist at Elsevier, and Brian Nosek PhD, Co-Founder & Director of Center for Open Science.
Corrie iOS developer Ryan Demo and Corrie team member & MedHacks medicine campus ambassador Lochan Shah led a workshop on iOS’s ResearchKit and CareKit frameworks, demonstrating how Corrie built a CareKit solution to the hospital readmission problem and how to use ResearchKit’s consent feature to enable a clinical study such as MiCORE. At the conclusion of the hackathon, Seth Martin MD and Lochan Shah judged teams competing in the Patient Safety & Quality track.
Overall, it was a fun, successful, and enlightening weekend, at an event where so many digital health innovations are taking shape. We are thrilled to be have been able to participate and contribute to MedHacks 2018!