Precision Health Challenge 2021-22

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1112 Registered Allowed team size: 1 - 4

The idea submission phase is over and participation is closed.

Ideation Phase
Online
starts on:
Nov 19, 2021, 06:30 PM
ends on:
Jan 11, 2022, 06:29 PM
Prototype Phase
Online
starts on:
Jan 19, 2022, 06:30 AM
ends on:
Feb 03, 2022, 06:29 PM

Overview

COVID has revolutionized the healthcare ecosystem as we know it, right from the way doctor-patient interaction used to happen from the way diagnosis/treatment is delivered to the patients. It has also exposed deep underlying problems in the healthcare sector. In doing so, however, the pandemic points out many areas with huge scope of improvement ranging from personalized health communications to the ability to diagnose diseases remotely.

Hacking is building things that you always wanted to have but no one has built it yet. It's to come up with an amazing idea and work tirelessly on it. It is to fail, fail again and fail better. Try out new things and learn while doing that. It's to work together, collaborate and build things that are innovative. It is to be a better programmer.

With the same sprit as ever, GE Healthcare is back with Precision Health Challenge 2022 and invites all students and hackathon enthusiasts to participate in an interesting and engaging hackathon. This is an opportunity for the young talent to be a part of the innovation journey that builds the future of healthcare by "Improving Lives in Moments That Matter."

Note: Please submit your idea in this ppt template.

Themes

Precision Medicine

Precision medicine is the customization of healthcare services (diagnosis, medication, treatments) tailored according to individual differences and characteristics. This is a broad concept and can also extend beyond its general definition. It includes creating unique targeted medical products to diagnose/treat patient specific ailments and leveraging AI to suggest patient specific care plan/path. Ex: In the covid scenario, there was a scarcity of ICUs for the covid patients. Knowing which patients require an ICU is important and could be based on some underlying vitals/parameters.

Improving Patient Outcome

A variety of factors affect patient outcome in a clinical setting that can range from better informed diagnostics, preventing equipment mishandling, optimal treatment planning, care cost optimization, improved transparency in clinical procedures, post discharge care, patient community for sharing resources etc.

Points of Care

Clinical points of care (POC) are the points in time when clinicians deliver healthcare products and services to patients at the time of care. Historically, this has been done in hospitals but with the onset of the pandemic the number of patients seeking virtual medical assistance has increased 32 folds. This resulted in a sudden shift in gears, where a need for decentralized, rapid, sensitive, and low-cost diagnostics has gained importance. The areas such as telehealth, digital therapeutics and care navigation has gained a lot of traction in the care giving space. Ex: Live two-way interaction between patients and providers (telehealth), treatment optimization (digital therapeutics).

Improving Workflow of Hospital

Starting from registration of an individual in a hospital, followed by multiple layers of processes including appointments, diagnosis, reporting, treatment till the patient is discharged there exists a lot of scope of workflow optimization and streamlining at each level. Solutions in this area assist the overall healthcare ecosystem in a great way and address some of the critical yet not so highly prioritized problems which increase the efficiency of hospital, helping in faster screening of patients, decreased patient wait time, effective and on-time reporting and the list goes on..

Health Information Privacy

Health privacy is the practice of maintaining the security and confidentiality of patient records. It involves both the conversational discretion of health care providers and the security of medical records. Modern concerns include the degree of disclosure to insurance companies, employers, and other third parties. The advent of electronic medical records (EMR) and patient care management systems (PCMS) have raised new concerns about privacy, balanced with efforts to reduce duplication of services and medical errors. Ex: Providing access to an individual’s health records to multiple stakeholders without a compromising privacy and security.

Prizes

Main Prizes
1st Prize
INR 150000
2nd Prize
INR 100000
3rd Prize
INR 75000
Special Prizes
Special Award
INR 50000

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