Code-a-thons excite. They surprise. They innovate by challenging the status quo, and pushing boundaries of today to help us define a better tomorrow. They take vision and transform it into a reality. All by pulling together individuals who are hungry to make a difference.
If you you’re attending SXSW interactive in Austin, make plans to attend the panel presentation Improving Physicians’ Understanding of Patients on Tuesday, March 15. Dr. David McCallie, senior vice president for medical informatics at Cerner and Cerner Engineering Fellow will participate in this panel, which will discuss the results of the Healthcare App Design Challenge that was held at the University of Texas in February.
This past weekend, Cerner was one of the sponsors of the Health Tech Hackathon in New York City. The event was hosted by Cornell University and MIT, and attracted 150 brilliant young minds representing computer science, biology, medical science, business and marketing.
Today, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced that companies that provide 90 percent of electronic health records used by U.S. hospitals, the nation’s five largest private healthcare systems, and more than a dozen leading professional associations and stakeholder groups have pledged to implement three core commitments that will improve the flow of health information to consumers and healthcare providers.