We're pretty excited to be hosting the first hackathon in our new Command Center. Ignition will be focused on innovating health care in the course of a weekend. And we're not the only ones who are excited.
Couldn't be more excited to hold Ignition hackathon at @zurb HQ. Gorgeous location, great people, innovation epicenter.— Prebacked (@prebacked) April 24, 2013
Various teams will work over the span of two days to solve some of the tough problems surrounding health care. And they need designers to mentor them and give them feedback on what they come up with.
The Problems These Teams Will Face
You might be asking why we're so excited about changing healthcare? As product designers, we have the unique opportunity to provide design mentorship to teams of entrepreneurs and hackers working toward solving big, hairy, audacious goals. There are three big problems in healthcare that they'll solve during the hackathon:
- Price Transparency:Doctors within the same geographic region often charge drastically different rates for the same procedure. We don't often know the price of one provider over the other. And there's nothing motivating us to see a second price opinion. Or for doctors to offer competitive pricing. The big question: What systems and technologies can we build to increase price transparency and encourage people to shop for competitively priced healthcare?
- Consumer Apathy: How do we get people behind preventative care? Are they're apps or tools that can get people off the couch and exercise more and eat right?
- Medical Coding: Believe it or not, there are over 14,000 codes in the health system! How can we use analytics and other tools to simplify the classification of medical codes?
Design teams will work over two days to flesh out concepts to solve these particular problems. They'll present their early concepts. If a team's idea is chosen, then they'll get one week to build a prototype, which they'll pitch to potential investors.
Join us this weekend and work with passionate entrepreneurs and thought leaders to solve the grand challenges of our time. You'll be helping solve the big, hairy problems in healthcare!
Be Part of the Ignition Hackathon
Saturday & Sunday, May 4th - 5th, 2013
Doors open at 11:30 AM on Saturday, May 4th
Doors open at 10:00 AM on Sunday, May 5th
100 Rincon Ave
Campbell, CA 95130