UConn Health Hackathon 2019
UConn Medical School and New England HIMSS Presents:
UConn Health Hackathon 2019
Friday and Saturday April 5th and 6th at 8am-5pm
Held by the Office of Health Strategy Medication Reconciliation Hackathon
UConn Health Center
263 Farmington Ave
Farmington, CT 06032
New England HIMSS will have a table, so feel free to pass by and say hi to us!
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University of Connecticut School of Medicine
The primary mission of the UConn School of Medicine is innovation, discovery, and education. The school trains the next generation of medical students, residents, specialty fellows, and clinical practitioners in an environment of exemplary patient care, research, and public service. The School of Medicine's mission is reflected in its programs, which incorporate four basic interrelated goals:
to advance knowledge through basic, biomedical, clinical, translational, behavioral, and social research;
to provide educational opportunities for Connecticut and U.S. residents pursuing careers in the patient care professions, education, public health, biomedical and/or behavioral sciences;
to develop, demonstrate, and deliver health care services based on effectiveness, efficiency, and the application of the latest advances in clinical, translational and health care research;
to help health care professionals maintain their competence through continuing education programs.
Office of Health Strategy
The Office of Health Strategy (OHS) was created in 2017 and established in 2018 by a strong bipartisan effort of the CT General Assembly to forward high-quality, affordable, and accessible healthcare for all residents. The legislation re-organized existing state resources into one body, redeploying people and programs more efficiently, and centralizing health policymaking to advance the healthcare reform initiatives that will drive down healthcare costs; close Connecticut’s deeply entrenched racial, economic, and gender health disparities, and undertake technology-driven modernization efforts throughout the system. OHS has a multitude of statutory and regulatory responsibilities including Health Systems Planning and the Certificate of Need program, the development of the state’s Health Information Exchange, administering the All Payer Claims Database and Consumer Information Website, and initiatives to improve drug pricing transparency. The work of the Office of Health Strategy is funded, in part, by tens of millions of dollars in federal grants that are secured through a competitive process, positioning Connecticut as a leader in healthcare policy reform.
OHS collaborates with a variety of experts, consumers, and provider stakeholder groups to examine and address the barriers in Connecticut’s health system—cost, access, and outcomes. A healthy population creates value for employers, is necessary for a strong economy, and is key to a high quality of life.