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OSU Health Data Shootout


The winners have been announced!  They are…

1st Place: WeCovery

  • Bryan Naidenov, PhD, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources
  • Jiwon Min, PhD, Psychology, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Ahbiram Pannala, MS, Business Analytics, Spears School of Business
  • Arindam Mukerjee, MS, Business Analytics, Spears School of Business

2nd Place: A Dose of Hope

  • Neil Belford, MS, Business Analytics, Graduate College
  • Josh Bowlin, MS, Mass Communications, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Joshua Brikowski, MBA, Business Administration, Spears School of Business
  • Drew Lester, DO, College of Osteopathic Medicine

3rd Place: MaStats

  • Bei Xiao, PhD, Math, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Biting Zhou, PhD, Statistics, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Meghan Sealey, PhD, Statistics, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Qianbo Sun, PhD, Statistics, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Yingli Deng, PhD, Management, Spears School of Business

You can view the video announcing the winners at the link below!

Don’t forget to check out our OSU CHSI Facebook page for more pictures and media!

Thanks to everyone who participated this year, and we hope to see many of you again next year!

2019 Health Data Shootout: A NEW Brand of Competition in Cowboy Country

February 20 – March 29, 2019

Oklahoma State University

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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.

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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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The Oklahoma State University (OSU) Center for Health Systems Innovation (CHSI) operates at the intersection of the OSU Spears School of Business and the OSU Center for Health Sciences. The mission of the Center for Health Systems Innovation is to transform rural and Native American healthcare.

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The Riata Center includes a dedicated staff of entrepreneurship professionals who foster the spirit of entrepreneurship through innovative outreach programs. The Center is intimately engaged with the entrepreneurial community, and strongly committed to creating unique experiential learning opportunities for students.

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Cerner’s technologies connect people and systems at more than 27,000 provider facilities worldwide, and its wide range of services support the clinical, financial and operational needs of organizations of every size. Cerner’s mission remains to contribute to the systemic improvement of health care delivery and the health of communities.

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Oklahoma State University’s Spears School of Business exists to prepare people to make a difference in the world by teaching essential interpersonal skills alongside a high-quality business education backed by impactful research and outreach. Spears Business offers a tightknit, community where business is personal.

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Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences educates and trains osteopathic physicians, research scientists and other health care professionals with emphasis on serving rural and underserved Oklahoma.

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Oklahoma State University’s Center for Wellness and Recovery is committed to improving the lives of Oklahomans affected by pain and substance abuse disorders through treatment, education, research and policy.