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[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1535248755564{background-position: 0 0 !important;background-repeat: repeat !important;}”][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-2 vc_col-lg-8 vc_col-md-offset-2 vc_col-md-8 vc_col-sm-offset-1 vc_col-xs-12″][vc_column_text]The 2nd annual National Health Equity Hackathon will focus on creating data-driven solutions for the underserved healthcare population.

The hackathon will be November 8-10 at United Way of Greater Houston and includes sponsorship support from the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity of the American Hospital Association and CareSet Systems, with additional support from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the American Nurses Association, Design Institute for Health at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin, Innovation Learning Network, Socrata, and others.

Examples of people that do not have equal access or quality of care include:

  • the economically disadvantaged
  • those affected by racial or gender disparities
  • infants and children
  • people living with chronic illness
  • the frail elderly
  • the homeless
  • those affected by addiction, such as the opioid crisis

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Using 211 data, provided by United Way, this weekend hackathon will gather multiple tech disciplines around a common goal of eliminating health disparities. Attendees will self-select to a team with diverse perspectives. Local and nationally-acclaimed mentors and database experts will be accessible throughout the event.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” center_row=”no” css=”.vc_custom_1535250182974{padding-top: 60px !important;padding-bottom: 30px !important;background: #373c5b url(http://hacking.healthcare/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2018/08/bg-map-1.jpg?id=171) !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_column typo_style=”white” offset=”vc_col-xs-12″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1567802392407{margin-bottom: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;}”]

We want to see you in Houston!

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Date

Beginning Friday, November 8
Ending Sunday, 4:00 PM CDT

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Friday Schedule

Reception 5:00 PM
Orientation 6:00 PM

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Location

United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX 7007

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Join us.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Are you passionate about using IT to solve systemic issues in population health? Do you want to meet and work with experts in the growing field of healthcare IT? We are looking for innovators in the following roles:

  • data visualization experts
  • game designers
  • health economists
  • talented students
  • leaders in population health or health policy
  • coders
  • entrepreneurs
  • other curious IT or healthcare experts

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The Health Equity Hackathon will be an annual gathering for IT innovation and population health leaders.

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Join us and and help create data-driven solutions for the underserved healthcare population.

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Goals

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  1. Join us to create data-driven solutions for the underserved healthcare population.
  2. Identify opportunities for sharing 211 data and propose metrics for monitoring progress.
  3. Maintain an annual hackathon space and community to share ideas and make connections.

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