Palo Alto Medical Foundation Announces Developer Challenge 2014

Credit: PAMF Innovation Center/Facebook.
Credit: PAMF Innovation Center/Facebook.

Information provided by Palo Alto Medical Foundation in Mountain View:

We are inviting developers nationwide to participate in the Palo Alto Medical Foundation’s Developer Challenge 2014, focused on leveraging the rich data available in the PAMF Innovation Center’s linkAges program, which tackles one of healthcare’s most impending challenges: how to provide health, wellbeing and community to an aging population.

The Challenge kicked-off on June 11 with the deadline for submissions on September 8. Developers should register their interest here if they would like to participate, either individually or in teams. 

Those with the following skills are especially encouraged to apply: Data analysts, Data visualizers, Programmers, User interaction (UI) and User experience (UX) designers and developers.

Upcoming on June 25 will be a briefing webinar, followed by a deep-dive face-to-face workshop in Sunnyvale, at the heart of Silicon Valley, on July 1.

Cash prizes will be offered for individuals and teams judged to be in 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.

·       First $10,000

·       Second $5,000

·       Third $1,000 

In addition, if the winner is a team with the potential to further develop and deploy their solution, they will be given the opportunity to work in the IC Accelerator for six months.

About the Palo Alto Medical Foundation

The Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) for Health Care, Research and Education is a not-for-profit health care organization that is a pioneer in the multispecialty group practice of medicine. Founded in 1930, PAMF is part of the Peninsula Coastal Region of Sutter Health, one of the nation’s leading not-for-profit networks of community-based health care providers. Sutter Health’s Peninsula Coastal Region also includes Mills-Peninsula Health Services. PAMF’s 1,300 affiliated physicians and 5,400 employees serve more than 800,000 patients at its medical centers and clinics in Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties. Follow PAMF on Facebook, Twitter and our blog.

About the David Druker Center for Health Systems Innovation

The David Druker Center for Health Systems Innovation was launched in 2010 and acts to invent, catalyze and deploy breakthrough innovations as a partner in advancing the health and wellbeing of communities. The Center applies human-centered design and leverages technology to create scalable solutions that address the pressing health challenges of our time. Follow the Innovation Center on Facebook and Twitter.



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