Incentivizing Health Hackathon
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Cambia Grove, in partnership with Accountable Care Learning Collaborative (ACLC), America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), American Medical Association (AMA) and Patient Orator, convened February 4-5 for an inaugural hackathon, aimed at catalyzing alternative care and payment models that considered social drivers of health, equity and inclusion and more. Over the course of the two days, ten teams focused on individual patient experiences, identified challenges within the current system and began to build upon the opportunities that those challenges presented. Each of the teams were intentionally created to have representation from a diverse set of stakeholders centered around patient experiences, which was later reflected in the final presentations from each of the teams.
"Over the past few years, I have been consistently hearing from patients that they want to have a seat at the table. What Cambia Grove and its event partners have done at the Incentivizing Health Hackathon is intentionally built a table with patients and other healthcare stakeholders to convene. Having the patient at the table in the decision-making process was incredibly valuable and innovative." – Kistein Monkhouse, MPA, Founder & CEO, Patient Orator
The winning solution, appropriately named 1Upstream Health, was a gamification experience for young adults that encouraged early intervention through health literacy early on in their health journeys. Other solutions advocated for partnerships between community-based organizations and the clinical setting, investment into the social determinants of health, coordinating a complex care environment and more.
“I loved the constant patient focus. At the end of the day we all are patients and that is really important for all stakeholders to remember, whether you are coming from the physician environment, the payer environment, the community environment. We want the health care system to work for all of us as patients at the end of the day, too. I loved seeing that focus at the core of this event.” – Stacy Lloyd, Director, Digital Health & Operations, American Medical Association
The committee looks forward to keeping up with the winning team, 1Upstream Health, and hopes to revisit many of the solutions created over the course of the two days during Cambia Grove’s June Optimizing Incentives Summit.
"We all came up with very different types of solutions. But, they all got to some very common, underlying problems. A lot of it is… How do you get your story out there? How do we make things more efficient? I am excited to download all of this information and give it more thought and build it into our day-to-day work." – Danielle Lloyd, MPH, SVP Private Market Innovations & Quality Initiatives, AHIP
“Having Teresa (patient advocate) was so vitally important. We were called out a number of times for terminology, for bias, and for assumptions. We experienced paradigm shifts and our minds expanded. We had greater vision for what we could do because of Teresa’s contributions. Having all of the different perspectives there was incredible, being able to analyze thoughts from many different viewpoints is fantastic – it was a great experience for all of us.” – Daniel Chipping, MBA, MHA, Senior Manager of Operations, ACLC
Description of Hackathon
Our hackathon took place February 4-5, 2021 and consisted of fast-paced solutioning with a select group of over 100 health care collaborators spanning the 5 Points of Health Care™ and supporting experts. This unique hackathon sought applications from individuals who are interested in shaping the future care and payment models that align stakeholder incentives with better health outcomes.
Health care hackathons have led to the creation of numerous successful innovations from ideas that emerge over the course of just two-days. Successes stem from teams that convene creative problem solvers and thought leaders from across disciplines and geographic boundaries to tackle pressing challenges.
Participants were assigned to teams to explore innovative models of care and payment with new collaborators. Teams pitched their solution at the end of the event to fellow participants who then voted on the most promising ideas. Thank you to everyone that applied!
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Teams consisted of representatives from the 5 Points of Health Care and aligned stakeholders bringing a wide range of perspectives to the table to solve the problem. Areas of expertise will include alternative payment models, diversity, equity & inclusion, data interoperability/analysis, software development, patents, funding, entrepreneurship and more.
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