Code-a-thon News from The US Department of Health and Human Services
CajunCodeFest 4.0 finished a 5-month competition where participants created an application or tool for diabetes patients using SMART on FHIR technology on Apr.il 22, 2016 The solutions are ready for the marketplace and the teams presented live demos of their application on the final day of the competition. The event began as a 27-hour competition, but in its fourth year transformed into a longer challenge to encourage innovators to begin startups with their new product. Each year, a new health care theme is chosen; past themes include childhood obesity, owning your own health, aging in place and the Internet of Things. The event is hosted by the Informatics Research Institute at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, which focuses on generating research and development for real world solutions.
The grand prize winner and crowd favorite was Team Ghrian. The team won desk space and mentoring from the Opportunity Machine, a Launch Rocket package from Anna Ruth Public Relations, an opportunity to present their solution before a panel of Angel Investors and $2,300 in cash. The finalist team, Evolution Beckons won $800 in cash.