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Rules & Judging – OSU Health Data Shootout 2018


1. Team size will range from 3 to 5 members. Each person may belong to only one team.

2. Participants must be current OSU students. All majors are welcome.

3. Because the data that will be distributed is proprietary company data, participants must sign and agree to the terms and conditions of the following legal agreements in order to participate in the contest:

These documents will be provided during the opening ceremony.  Participants will be given an opportunity to review the documents before signing and turning them in to receive the data.

4. Each team should submit only one solution.

5. No late submissions are accepted.  Refer to the Schedule page for submission deadlines.

6. Submission must include a report and slides following the provided format.  Templates for the report and slides will be included along with the data when it is distributed.  The submission should include the following elements:

  • Problem statement/business need
  • Description of the innovation
  • Output/results of innovation (can be real, conceptual, or even include a demo)
  • Anticipated usage of innovation by target user
  • Discussion of the impact and feasibility of the innovation

7. Submissions must reflect original work. Any teams found to have engaged in plagiarism or any other form of academic dishonesty will be immediately disqualified, and will forfeit any prizes received.

Judging Criteria

Because of the wide variety of different forms that solutions may take, judging criteria will be focused on the following factors: 

Innovation (50%)

Innovation can be judged in many different ways. We are looking for elements such as the novelty of the ideas/discoveries, innovativeness of either the methodology/technique or its application in the field of healthcare, uniqueness of the output, or even how radical the solution is, to name a few. The more revolutionary the idea or discovery, the better!

Impact (25%)

We are looking at impact on both the community and/or healthcare practices. Community is defined as not just the patient, but also other participants, such as providers, caretakers, healthcare device manufacturers, policy-makers, educators, counselors, etc. Healthcare practices can be impacted in terms of reporting, understanding, workflows, communication, efficiency, safety, etc.  Be sure to describe how the proposed solution would change or improve health care delivery and outcomes. 

Feasibility/Implementation (15%)

This refers to how easy it would be to implement the solution. We will be evaluating factors such as cost, impact on existing workflows, resources required, how well this solution would fit into the existing health ecosystem, etc. To assist with the cost/benefit analysis of the solution, the intended user and their anticipated interactions with the solution should be clearly described and explained. 

Presentation/Report (10%)

Last but not least, we will also evaluate delivery of both report and presentation. Objectives should be clearly stated, problem clearly defined, and results/solution presented in an understandable and visually appealing fashion. The flow of the presentation should be logical and smooth, and presenters should speak clearly and concisely.

Judges and Speakers

Opening Ceremony Keynote – Dr. Andrew C. Gin, MD, MSPA

Andrew Gin

Andrew C. Gin, MD, MSPA has been in the independent private practice of neurology since 1980.  Dr. Gin holds an undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Northwestern University, IL, a Medical Doctor degree from the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, OK, and a Master’s of Science in Predictive Analytics from Northwestern University, IL. He has held assistant professor status for the Department of Neurology at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center and is an adjunct professor at Oklahoma City University, Meinders School of Business, teaching healthcare finance. He has helped with starting user groups for different computer interests, including the R language.

Since his undergraduate years, he has been involved in various aspects of computer software development. He programs in a number of different computer languages. He developed a Medicare compliance program that won as a semi-finalist at the graduate division in the Reynolds Governor Cup in 2005. Dr. Gin has held a number of leadership positions at various health care systems, including serving as Medical Director of Information Systems for Integris-Southwest Medical Center, and holding officer positions with the Oklahoma State Medical Association, the Oklahoma County Medical Society. Most recently, he joined OSU Center for Health Systems Innovation, Institute for Predictive Medicine, as Medical Director.

Awards Ceremony Keynote & Judge – Jessica-Rose Johnson

Jessica-Rose Johnson

Jessica-Rose Johnson is a Marine Corps Veteran and the daughter of Air Force parents. Since her medical discharged from the Marine Corps in 2011 she has continued to serve her fellow veterans.  While attending the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) she served as Veterans Affairs work-study in the VA office and as the President of her Student Veterans’ Organization.  Jessica-Rose graduated UCO in 2015 with a Master of Arts degree in Crime and Intelligence Analysis. 

Upon graduation Jessica-Rose served as a case manager for Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF), a VA grant helping disenfranchised veterans whom were either homeless or on the brink of becoming homeless.  After some time with SSVF, Jessica-Rose transitioned into serving as the Suicide Prevention Program Manager for the Oklahoma Army National Guard.  While in this position Jessica-Rose was appointed on Oklahoma’s Suicide Prevention Council, Chair of the Oklahoma Governor’s Veterans Behavioral Health “Ask The Question” initiative, became a Living Works Certified Instructor for Applied Suicide Prevention Skills Training (ASIST), and was awarded the Employee of the Year Team award for her “Just Reach Out” Suicide prevention and awareness video.  Jessica-Rose moved on to work for the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services on the Opioid Overdose Prevention grant where she traveled educating law enforcement and community members of addiction, overdose, and ways to prevent such tragedy. Jessica-Rose is the Director of Suicide Prevention and Family Resilience for Honoring America’s Warriors, an Oklahoma based veteran service organization.  Jessica-Rose and her husband are Co-Captain of the Freedom Rows Warriors OKC veterans rowing team.

Awards Ceremony Judge – Stephani Granato

Stephani Granato
Stephani Granato received her undergraduate degree from Oklahoma State University (go pokes!). After graduating she received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of South Alabama. There, she researched suicide risk and prevention and masculinity. She completed her internship at the Richard L. Roudebush VAMC in Indianapolis, IN where she worked with homeless veterans and veterans diagnosed with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. She is currently completing her Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Oklahoma City, VA in Trauma & Deployment Recovery Services. There she is providing evidenced based care for Veterans exposed to trauma during their service. After completing her postdoc, she will be staying on at the Oklahoma City VA as a Clinical Psychologist in TDRS. She hopes to continue researching masculinity in relation to treatment adherence in veterans. In her free time she enjoys cooking, eating, reading, and spending time exploring OKC.

Awards Ceremony Judge – Alexces Bartley

Alexces Bartley
Alexces Bartley is the Manager of Outreach Programs at the Riata Center for Entrepreneurship at Oklahoma State University. Bartley manages the development, planning, coordination and evaluation of potential and ongoing programs and activities for the Riata Center for Entrepreneurship in an effort to provide quality, experiential and educational programs for targeted community populations as well as for OSU students that have an interest in entrepreneurship and innovation.  During her tenure, she has overseen the Riata Center’s expansion to include locations in both Tulsa, OK at 36 Degrees North and in the central business district of Stillwater, OK at the facility known as the Riata Center – Downtown Stillwater, therefore positioning the Riata Center to create a platform for regional impact within the state.


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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