Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Big Data Challenge to Transform Healthcare Delivery


The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), Heritage Provider Network (HPN), and The Advisory Board Company have launched the Care Transformation Prize Series, a national contest to address the most daunting data problems US health care organizations face as they implement new delivery system and payment reforms. This challenge will will examine the most difficult questions facing health care organizations today, and will engage the nation’s best and brightest data scientists to develop solutions.

The Care Transformation Prize Series is the latest competition sponsored by Dr. Richard Merkin, President and CEO of HPN, in an ongoing effort to spur innovations that improve quality and reduce inefficiencies as organizations work to implement new delivery system and payment reforms. Prizes will be awarded to the teams that develop the best solutions and the winning algorithms will be made widely available to the public and health care organizations. A Prize Board made up of prominent leaders from many sectors of healthcare will determine which challenges will be addressed by competing teams of leading data scientists.

Heritage Provider Network and The Advisory Board Company will offer at least three quarterly prizes of $100,000 to the teams that develop the best solutions to the selected challenges. The winning algorithms will then be made available to health care organizations and the public. For more information about The Care Transformation Prize Series or to submit a question, please visit http://www.caretransformationprize.com

You can watch the video from the announcement below: