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The theme of the 2019 Health Data Shootout has been announced!
2019’s Theme: Opioids
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2019 Health Data Shootout: A NEW Brand of Competition in Cowboy Country
February 20 – March 29, 2019
Oklahoma State University
The OSU Health Data Shootout is an annual data competition hosted at OSU that offers students a rare and unique opportunity to work with a set of real data extracted from Cerner Health Facts®, one of the largest electronic health records (EHR) databases. Students from all majors and disciplines, and across all campuses, are invited to join. Participants are given a four-week period to work with the data on interdisciplinary teams to develop creative and innovative solutions to current and relevant health problems.
The focus of the 2019 OSU Health Data Shootout will be on opioids. Over two million Americans are currently dependent on either prescription opioid pain pills or street drugs, and more than 130 people in the US die every day die from accidental misuse of these drugs. Although specific populations - such as teens and veterans - are disproportionately impacted, the opioid addiction affects EVERY demographic in the US. Recognized as an urgent public health issue, there have been numerous calls to address the opioid epidemic in the US.
As part of the Health Data Shootout, Students students will be provided a dataset that contains data points on demographics, chronic pain, emergency room visits, opioid doses, mental health, and alcohol abuse and many more. Using this dataset, students will be encouraged to draw on their diverse skills and backgrounds to develop solutions targeted at either identifying risk factors and trends, predicting outcomes, supporting decision-making, facilitating access to care, improving patient understanding, reducing cost, or any other strategy to improve health care delivery, understanding, and outcomes.
The first of the prizes have been confirmed!
- 1st Place: $1,000
- 2nd Place: $500
- 3rd Place: $250
Stay tuned…there might be more coming…
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