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Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

Rules & Judging – OSU Health Data Shootout 2016


  • Team size varies from 1 to 5 members. Each person must be the member of only one team.
  • Participants must be current OSU students. All majors are welcome.
  • Participants must complete registration within the accepted timeline in order to get the data. Please note data will be released from September 16 to registered teams. For more information about the steps and timeline, please visit Schedule.
  • Submission must include a report and slides following the provided format.
  • No late submissions are accepted. Submissions must be completed no later than 11:59 pm on Sunday October 2.
  • Each team should submit only one solution.
  • Submissions must reflect the original work. Any teams discovered with plagiarism and any other forms of academic dishonesty will be disqualified and have to forfeit prizes awarded to them.


At the Health Data Shootout, we are open to a variety of solutions, whether they come in the form of information and machine learning technology, decision support systems, process modeling, data integration and reporting, or even tools that leverage social and cognitive behaviors. Solutions may address a number of different issues in healthcare, such as constraints in clinical/medical reporting, social interactions, cognitive limitations, barriers to behavioral change, data heterogeneity, inefficiencies in processes and practices, and more. Participants are encouraged to aim high and shoot far!

Judging criteria is below:

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 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.

Feasibility (15%)

This means how easy it would be to implement the solution. We will evaluate factors such as cost, impact on existing workflows, resources required, how well this solution would fit into the existing health ecosystem, etc. Basically, this is the part where we perform a cost/benefits analysis of the solution.

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.


Leva K. Swim is Director of Strategic Performance at Stillwater Medical Center, Clinical Data Consultant for the INTEGRIS Heart Hospital, and Adjunct Associate Professor for the School of Industrial Engineering at Oklahoma State University. She has Six Sigma Blackbelt and Project Management Professional (PMP) certifications. Dr. Swim began her career in the health care field in 1986 when she was employed by The University Hospitals in the Management Analysis department. She also worked for INTEGRIS Health from 1995 to 2007 as the Director of Decision Support. Dr. Swim holds B.S and M.S. degrees in Industrial Engineering and Management from Oklahoma State University, and a Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering from The University of Oklahoma. Prior to entering the health care field, Ms. Swim worked for two years as a Network Services Supervisor for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company.


Tina McKaig is a Solution Manager for Research at Cerner Corporation in Kansas City, Missouri. Tina is responsible Cerner’s de-identified research database solution Health Facts. Additionally, as part of Cerner’s Population Health business unit, Tina is responsible for the design and development of new research informatics solutions. Tina has previously held System Engineer and Researcher positions for the CernerWorks and Research business units at Cerner. She received her bachelor’s degrees in Informatics and Sociology from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. She also received her master’s degree in Health Informatics from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa.


Dr. James Stallcup is Executive Medical Director of the Cherokee Nation Health Services, and also the Chief Medical Informatics Officer (CMIO) at Calydon CME, LLC, a medical education start-up and YouTube channel. As executive medical director, Dr. Stallcup is responsible for Cherokee Nation clinical decision support. Dr. Stallcup additionally serves as chair on a number of different committees, including the Cherokee Nation Medical Executive Committee, Cherokee Nation Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, and Cherokee Nation EHR Committee. Dr. Stallcup received his bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Mississippi in 2000, earned his doctor of medicine degree from the University of Arkansas in 2004, became board-certified in family medicine in 2007, and obtained a second board certification in clinical informatics in 2015.


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