The pandemic response hackathon is a virtual hackathon focused on the development of tools and applications to better understand and mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and future pandemics.
Our goal is to bring public health professionals alongside the technology community’s talent to contribute to the world’s response to this and future pandemics. There are many different ways to respond to COVID-19, but for health technologists, rapidly building great health technology is what we know how to do. COVID-19 has already caused enormous suffering around the globe. While we’re not doctors or government officials, we want to use the skills we do have to ensure that the crisis doesn’t go to waste.
Datavant is convening the hackathon, in collaboration with many advisors and partnering organizations including the U.S. Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), the American Public Health Association, AWS, Snowflake, Komodo Health, NextGate, ClosedLoop.ai, Kinsa, Matter.Health, Immuta, Mapbox, AnalyticsIQ, Medicine X, Moxe, Starschema, LiveRamp, Binc, Advancement League, Redox, Veraset, Medable, CommonHealth, Definite Healthcare and Paraxel.
The mission of the company is to connect the world’s health data. We work with almost every major health data source in the U.S. to enable privacy-preserving record linkage across all health data types, as well as most major health analytics companies that need to connect data across multiple sources. As a result of our work, we are well positioned as a neutral connectivity company to bring together the worlds of public health and technology, sitting right at the nexus of the healthcare community and the technology community.