The Health 2.0 Boston Code-a-thon, a website coding competition, has proven just how valuable data organization can be to the health care industry. The competition, held in May, included 80 participants including IT and medical professionals. The goal of the competition was to create an app that would turn large amounts of data into accessible and valuable information.
A four person team won the contest with their website about sleep apnea, nosleepkills.org. The team included Guy Shechter and Amber Zimmermann of Philips Healthcare.
“The whole goal of getting more health data digital is so you can start doing meaningful things with data,” Shechter said. “If we can get access to Athena Health data on actual patients we can extract some of the risk factors we are looking at.”
The relationship between health and technology is growing rapidly as organizing patient information in new ways become more and more important. The documentation and organization of large amounts of data in an easy and effective way can save health care professionals time, money, and frustration. At Woundrounds, the prevention and care of pressure ulcers can be digitally documented right at a patient’s bedside and immediately stored electronically. For more information on the latest technology and wound care, visit woundrounds.com.