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Using data from the data.pa.gov open data portal, contestants generated ideas to help uncover insights for the opioid Epidemic. Participants used a variety of datasets related to opioids including at least one from the PA Open Data Portal to help develop a solution that will help address Pennsylvania’s Opioid Epidemic.
Judges selected the winners based off the following criteria:
Design – 25%
The solution took into account user-centered design principles. The user interface was visually appealing, well laid out, intuitive, and easy to use and understand.
Potential for Impact – 25%
The solution had a clear user and positions actors to make significant strides in advancing treatment, understanding usage or gaps, improving prevention or treatment that will result in saving lives.
Technical Achievement – 25%
The solution addressed the primary goals of the Code-a-Thon through connecting a variety of health data sources – of which at least one was a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania state or federal dataset – and demonstrated potential for scale and/or broader application in public health.
Innovation – 25%
The solution represented a new, original idea that integrated data in an unprecedented and novel way.
Teams consisted of 2 to a maximum of 6 members. Individual participants were placed on a team.
Teams in Harrisburg, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia participated onsite Friday evening from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM for the kickoff festivities and then for a day of coding from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM on Saturday September 22nd, 2018.
Everyone reconvened onsite at each location for a fast-paced pitch day on October 20th, 2018. An email alert was sent in early October with everyone’s start time at their pitch location. Start time was somewhere between 8:00am and 9:00am based on the number of teams that needed to pitch.
The grand prize consisted of recognition with the Governor’s Office, photo and press release, video on website and lunch with key Commonwealth staff.
Special Prize categories:
SAP’s Veterans Challenge Use Case Award: SAP Prize Package
- SAP Swag Bag
- HarrisLogic Butterfly Board
- 5 hours of business lifecycle coaching package with C-level HarrisLogic Executives
- SAP Design Thinking Training
IBX Warm Handoff Use Case Award: Independence Blue Cross Foundation Prize Package
- Up to 80 hours of mentoring from Independence resources
- 6 months of office space at the Independence Center for Health Care Innovation
Best Use of Esri Technology: Esri Prize Package
- 1 year ArcGIS Developer subscription/license valued at $1500-$1800 per person for up to 5 people
Best Use of Datasets/API: Socrata Prize Package
Humanity Award: Scattergood Prize Package
Best Prototype/API: Harrisburg University Prize Package
Innovation Award: Cisco Prize Package
Best Use of a Use Case/Visualization: Tableau Prize Package
Best Team Award: Code4PA Prize Package
Throughout the competition, teams had to access tools, such as:
Pitch Deck Template For Submission
Utilized data from the data.pa.gov open data portal, or Agency Use Cases below, to help generate ideas that would enhance public engagement, increase transparency into trending of state data for greater innovation and use of technology.
The collaborative tools listed below assisted participants in database connectivity, visual analytics, calculations and more.
Pennsylvania Opioid Data Dashboard
The opioid overdose epidemic is the worst public health crisis in Pennsylvania, and the nation, in almost a generation. The Wolf Administration takes an all-hands-on deck approach to prevent the disease from happening, rescue those suffering and get Pennsylvanians into treatment.This dashboard provides data behind Pennsylvania’s response to the crisis.
Inspirational Ideas For Ideation
America’s Opioid Epidemic By Lloyd Sederer, MD
Opioid Use Disorder In Pregnant Women And New Moms Challenge
Opioid Crisis Overview With Chatbot
Oct. 20, 2018
There were 28 teams split between four locations in three cities: Harrisburg University, Harrisburg; Harrisburg University, Philadelphia; Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh; and UPitt, Pittsburgh. What a sight! This totaled 162 participants competing for 10 prizes. Those prizes, and the winners, are below.
- Grand Prize: Abraca-Data
- SAP’s Veterans Challenge Use Case Award: Analytical Assassins
- IBX Warm Handoff Use Case Award: Titans
- Best Use of Esri Technology: comPAsspoint
- Best Use of Datasets/API: Big$PA
- Humanity Award: DICE
- Best Prototype/API: HU2Rescue
- Innovation Award: Commonwealth of the Yellow Shirts
- Best Use of a Use Case/Visualization: Converge2Health
- Best Team Award: LT-Insights
HU – Harrisburg
- Jere Matthews, Open Data Officer, CoPA
- Ellen DiDomenico, Deputy Secretary of Drug and Alcohol Programs, CoPA
- Gwen Zander, Executive Assistant, Office of the Secretary of Human Services, CoPA
- Rae-Ann Ginter, IT Manager, Health and Human Services Delivery Center, CoPA
HU – Philadelphia
- Sharon Ward, Director Innovation Programs and Partnerships for Office of Administration, CoPA
- Dr. Glenn Sterner, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Penn State University
- Sylvester Mobley, CEO, Coded by Kids
CMU Heinz College – Pittsburgh
- Rebekah Apple, Director MMM Program, Heinz College/Carnegie Mellon University
- Richard Lunak, President & CEO, Innovation Works
- Maisha Howze, Assistant Administrator for the Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services, Allegheny County
- Chris Goranson, Distinguished Service Professor, Heinz College/Carnegie Mellon University
- Jeremy Guttman, CEO, Bimotivate
UPitt – Pittsburgh
- Dr. Don Burke, Dean, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh
- Lynn Mirigian, Overdose Prevention Research Program Director, PERU, University of Pittsburgh
- Jeanine Buchanich, Research Associate Professor of Biostatistics, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh
- Steven Saylor, Software Developer, Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center, University of Pittsburgh
- Sharon Minnich, Secretary of Office of Administration, CoPA
- Jennifer Smith, Secretary of Drug and Alcohol Programs, CoPA
- James Weaver, CTO, CoPA
- Sean Crager, CIO, Environmental and Conservation Delivery Center, CoPA
- Carolyn Byrnes, Special Assistant to the Secretary of Health, CoPA
- Chuck Russell, Founder, Collective Intelligence, Inc.
- SAP, IBX, and Esri Representatives for respective use cases and prizes
Grand Prize Winning Team: Abraca-Data at the Capitol
from left: Jere Matthews, Open Data Officer, Office of Administration; Gwen Zander, Executive Assistant, Department of Human Services; John MacMillan, Deputy Secretary for Information Technology and CIO, Office of Administration; Jennifer Smith, Secretary, Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs; Jahnavi Deshmukh, Code4PA Winning Team Member; Ilsa Snyder, Code4PA Winning Team Member; Chaitanya Dedhiya, Code4PA Winning Team Member; Governor Tom Wolf, Governor of Pennsylvania; Aniket Gode, Code4PA Winning Team Member; Pratik Sawant, Code4PA Winning Team Member; Sharon Minnich, Secretary, Office of Administration; Sarah Boateng, Executive Deputy Secretary, Department of Health; Julie Snyder, CIO for General Government, Office of Administration
Code4pa in the news
Cisco donated its latest technology to allow Harrisburg University for Science and Technology (HU) and the GTI to provide education to remote locations via the virtual classroom. They are also responsible for successfully recording and cataloguing the team pitches found below.