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Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

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.






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