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What is CajunCodeFest?

The CajunCodeFest is a health care coding competition looking for the next innovative idea (app, software, device, etc.) related to "Aging in Place". The winning idea can win a cash prize and move their idea to reality!

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Who can Participate?

Everyone is welcome! You can be a participant in the competition or a guest to observe or attend the plenary sessions as part of the LA HIMSS conference. Students and professionals welcome!

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Why Participate?

Cash Prizes, crawfish and networking with top health professionals! Your team could have the latest and greatest idea in health care and get paid to move it further. Cash Prizes will be awarded for the Best in Show Application, Best Student Team, and many more!

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2014 Theme: Aging in Place

The Center for Disease Control defines aging in place as "the ability to live in one's own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level."

As Health Care continues to improve and prolong our lives, the need for individualized in-home care becomes increasingly important. While there has long been established means of out-of-home care for aging individuals, these can be both costly and heart breaking for family members.

We believe that through your unique talent and innovation there can be a real impact on peoples lives by allowing them to stay at home longer and more safely.

A sub-theme to the event will include the “Internet of Things” (IOT), specifically how uniquely identifiable objects and their virtual representations can help people “Age in Place”.  

CajunCodeFest 3.0 invites you to make a lasting difference in the lives of people just like your own grandparents and parents (and someday your own!). 

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Louisiana HIMSS Conference

CajunCodeFest partnered with the Louisiana Chapter of HIMSS, a tax-exempt, non-profit corporation focused on providing leadership in healthcare for the management of systems, technology and information.  The Chapter promotes an organized forum for continuing education and exchange of ideas amongst its members to improve healthcare information and management systems that support patient care and wellness. The spring conference with top leaders in health care technology will be in conjunction with the CajunCodeFest competition at the LITE Center.  Guests are encouraged to intermingle. 

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This event is a special blend – a unique gumbo of inspiration, innovation, competition, and celebration that brings together the best minds from ...

Ramesh Kolluru

VP for Research - University of Louisiana Lafayette
Massively inspired after spending time at #cajuncodefest - amazing competitors; go innovators go!

Todd Park

U.S. Chief Technology Officer
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CajunCodeFest is a 2.5 day health care coding competition open to all students and professionals in the areas of software development, health care or business strategy industries. Teams compete for cash prizes and may be able to take their idea to the next level!

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Center for Business & Information Technologies
635 Cajundome Blvd.
PO Box 44932
Lafayette, LA 70504


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