almost 3 years ago

And the winners are...

The votes are in! Go to the challenge gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the great submissions.

Questions?

We’re here to help. If you have any questions about the challenge, post on the discussion forum or email support@challengepost.com and we’ll respond as soon as we can.


almost 3 years ago

Meet your finalists!

Hi health hackers!

Wow — we were overwhelmed by all the great projects you submitted last week. Thank you for your effort and creativity!

After careful review, we have identified our four finalists, who will be presenting their entries in Philadelphia on Monday 6/29. Without further ado … here they are!

It was a tough choice between all the awesome submissions — we really appreciate your participation! If you’re Philly-based, please join us at the finals event on Monday evening at the IBX Innovation Center. It’ll be a great chance to meet your…

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almost 3 years ago

Last call for votes

If you haven’t cast your vote yet for PACT’s Healthcare Challenge, there’s still time. The polls will remain open until 5pm ET on June 24. Spread the word and tell your friends & family to vote for you!

Questions?

We’re here to help. If you have any questions about the challenge, post on the discussion forum or email support@challengepost.com and we’ll respond as soon as we can.


almost 3 years ago

Public voting is now open

It’s your turn to pick the winner! Browse the Submission Gallery and vote for your favorite submission. Be sure to spread the word through your social networks too. The last day to vote is June 24.

Questions?

We’re here to help. If you have any questions about the challenge, post on the discussion forum or email support@challengepost.com and we’ll respond as soon as we can.


almost 3 years ago

Last call for submissions

The deadline is just around the corner and this is your last chance to submit your solution. The deadline is June 15 at 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

Questions?

We’re here to help. If you have any questions about the challenge, post on the discussion forum or email support@challengepost.com and we’ll respond as soon as we can.


almost 3 years ago

One week to go!

Whew, it’s the home stretch! There’s only one week left to submit your solution. Submissions are due June 15 before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

Questions?

We’re here to help. If you have any questions about the challenge, post on the discussion forum or email support@challengepost.com and we’ll respond as soon as we can.


almost 3 years ago

Two weeks to go, submit early!

There are two weeks left in PACT’s Healthcare Challenge! Submissions are due June 15 before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

If you haven’t already started a draft, please do so now. And if you’ve just joined us, read the Quick-Start guide and take a look at the Resources page.

Submission checklist

Before you say “ship it,” make sure you run through this list:

  • Have you explained how your app works and what it does?

  • Have you created a submission video? Does your video clearly demonstrate how your solution works? Is it less…

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almost 3 years ago

New health data API + new $5K API credit prize!

Hello, health hackers! With a little over two weeks left to work on your diabetes-busting apps, we’re adding a new tool to the challenge that we think will give you some great new insights into relevant patient health data. It’s the Validic API, and it allows you to integrate health- and activity-monitoring data from a range of devices and platforms into your app. Using it isn’t a requirement, but we think it’s pretty cool.

Validic is also offering $5K in API credit to the developer with the app that makes the best use of their API. Validic’s Chief Evangelist,…

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about 3 years ago

Three weeks to go, start your draft now!

There are three weeks left in PACT’s Healthcare Challenge! Beat the deadline rush by getting your submission ready early. Submissions are due June 15 before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

If you haven’t already started a draft, you should do it now. And if you’re just getting started, read the official rules and follow the Quick-Start guide.

Questions?

We’re here to help. If you have any questions about the challenge, post on the discussion forum or email support@challengepost.com and we’ll respond as soon as we can.


about 3 years ago

Reminder, Office hours 5/26 at 1pm ET

Don't forget, our live hangout with PACT and the Healthcare App Challenge sponsor Independence Blue Cross is this Tuesday, May 26th at 1pm ET. RSVP HERE


about 3 years ago

Live Hangout 5/26 @ 1pm ET

Learn more about PACT's Wayfinding and Healthcare App Challenges at our Google Hangout on May 26th at 1pm ET. Get tips on succeeding and ask the sponsors any questions you have about the challenges.

RSVP HERE


about 3 years ago

One month left, start your draft now

There is one month left in PACT’s Healthcare Challenge. Submissions are due June 15 before 5pm ET.

Start your draft now

Starting a draft is a good way to make sure that your solution meets the requirements. There’s nothing worse than getting to the deadline, only to realize that you’re missing a key component. And remember: once you begin a draft, you can save and edit it at any time prior to the submission deadline.

Prepare your video

Don’t forget, your submission must include a video demonstrating your solution and should explain how it integrates NHANES data & helps diabetes patients

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about 3 years ago

How’s it going? We’re half way there!

Thank you for participating in PACT’s Healthcare Challenge! We’re excited to see what you’ve been working on. The submission period is half over, so we thought it’d be a good time to check in.

There’s still plenty of time to get your submission in before the deadline. For those of you who haven’t gotten started yet check out the Quick-Start guide.

Questions?

We’re here to help. If you have any questions about the challenge, post on the discussion forum or email support@challengepost.com and we’ll respond as soon as we can.


about 3 years ago

Mark your calendars!

Get your planners out. Our live finalist and winners announcement event is coming up next month. If you haven’t started your app yet, it’s time to kick it into high gear.

When: June 29, from 5-8pm ET

Where: The Independence Blue Cross Innovation Center at 1700 Market Street, 7th floor, Philadelphia, PA.

Remember, if your submission is chosen as one of the 4 finalists you’ll be asked to present your submission live at the event in-person or virtually (but we hope you can come!). If you’re not named as a finalist we’d still love to see you - and we’re…

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about 3 years ago

Rule change - NHANES data is now OPTIONAL

You spoke and we heard you. We understand that your diabetes management app is unique, and based on your approach, it may not make sense to integrate survey data, so we’ve decided to make it optional.

The NHANES datasets will remain available for your use, but integration of one or more of these datasets is no longer required for the PACT Healthcare App Challenge.

If you do choose to use NHANES data, here are a couple of ideas:

  • Use the data as a benchmark for what data to track within your own application
  • Allow your app’s users to compare their…

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about 3 years ago

What you need to know: NHANES Datasets

One of the requirements for the PACT Healthcare App Challenge is to use one or more of the NHANES datasets within your application. We know a lot of you are unfamiliar with them, so we put together a crash course:

What is NHANES anyway?

The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) is a program of studies designed to assess the health and nutritional status of adults and children in the United States. The survey is unique in that it combines interviews and physical examinations. Every year, the survey examines a nationally representative sample of about 5,000 people around the…

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about 3 years ago

Making a great submission video

We know you’re focused on coding right now, but don’t forget about your submission video. It’s often the first thing that judges and voters review.

A good video tells the story behind your submission, providing a clear and concise explanation of what your solution is and does. Here are some tips and a list of screencasting tools:

  • Establish your elevator pitch. In the first few seconds of your video, explain why your solution is awesome. You can get into the details of how it works later on in the video, but treat the opening seconds of your video as…

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about 3 years ago

Quick-Start Guide

Thanks for joining the PACT Healthcare App Challenge. You're officially registered now and we’ll be sending you regular updates throughout the challenge.

Submissions are due June 15, 2015 at 5pm ET. Here's how you can get started:

  1. Plan your attack. Review the challenge requirements, Resources page, and NHANES data portal.
  2. Get a head start on your submission. Fill out the basics of your submission and save it as a draft today. This will give you a good idea of what you'll need to put together before the deadline.
  3. Optional: Form a team. Thinking about buddying up? Visit…

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