The CajunCodeFest focuses on transforming data into healthcare solutions. Each year a new healthcare theme is selected based on the dataset available and current relavance. The judges look for the best ideas and encourage the winning teams to grow their solution into the next big idea!
The theme for this 2015-2016 is diabetes use cases for population health analytics (engages a broad audience of prospective partners) or health systems analytics (ACO measures).
2012: Childhood Obesity
2013: Own Your Own Health
2014: Aging in Place/Internet of Things
The CajunCodeFest partnered with the Research Action for Health Network (REACHnet), an organization committed to changing healthcare research and outcomes in the Gulf South through outcomes-driven, patient-centered solutions. REACHnet is a partnership between the Louisiana Public Health Institute, Ochsner Health System, Partnership for Achieving Total Health (PATH), Louisiana State University, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Tulane University and Baylor Scott & White Health.
REACHnet hosted a Connect-a-thon on December 11, 2015 with the the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institution (PCORI), producers of the annual Cajun Code Fest health application development competition at UL Lafayette, Ochsner Health System, Persistent Systems, the Harvard Department of Biomedical Informatics and the Boston Children’s Hospital Informatics Program.
The Connect-a-thon video series is available here.