Florida Blue Health Innovation Competition

Overview

fl blue flyer 2019 Competition Flyer "Big Data to Solve Chronic Health Conditions in the U.S."

 

FL Blue 2018- All participants2018- 12 finalist teams- presenters during the pitch competition

FL Blue 2018 Winners2018- Awardees (from left to right): Sirikanya Sellers, Michael Jernigan, Jordan Douglass, Chelsea Reeves,Tram Pham , Evita Conway, Michael Klienman,Fiorella Marquez  

 

 

2019 COMPETITION THEME: 

Innovations to solve major problems in treating and managing Obesity, Diabetes and/or Heart Disease using Data Analysis 

ABOUT THE COMPETITION:

COMPETITION AREA OF FOCUS

Competitors should submit innovative solutions to Obesity, Diabetes and/or Heart Disease leveraging big data. The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) estimates the prevalence of obesity was 39.8% and affected about 93.3 million of US adults in 2015-2016. Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer that are some of the leading causes of preventable, premature death.

 “Big data in health care” unlock abundant health data amassed from numerous sources. By leveraging innovative software and analytics tools, big data has the potential to accelerate the movement toward value-based health care and to drive remarkable advancements that improve health outcomes and reduce costs.

Source: Adult Obesity Facts- Center for Disease Control and Prevention Link: https://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/adult.html 

Healthcare Big Data and the Promise of Value-Based Care- Massachusetts Medical Society Link: https://catalyst.nejm.org/big-data-healthcare/

CHRONIC DISEASE IMPACT

Source: New CDC report: More than 100 million Americans have diabetes or prediabetes Link: https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2017/p0718-diabetes-report.html

CDC Report -Heart Disease Facts https://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/facts.htm

BIG DATA IMPACT

PARTICIPANTS AWARDS:

TIMELINE:

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The program is available thanks to contributions from USF Center for Entrepreneurship at the Muma College of Business, Florida Blue and the GuideWell Innovation CoRE.

additional questions? 

Please email: eserrano2@usf.edu