Get Your Code On At Hoosier Code 4 Health Reply

Lilly COI’s main focus is on driving innovation in clinical drug development. However, we know that clinical drug development is only a small part of the overall Healthcare Ecosystem. We strongly support open innovative methods to drive value to patients  throughout the entire ecosystem.

Hoosier Code 4 Health

We also are committed to working locally with the gifted and inventive talent in our community to help create a patient-centric culture in healthcare.

For these reasons,  we are thrilled to have the honor of sponsoring and hosting Indiana’s first ever health-focused codeathon, Hoosier Code for Health, in partnership with Social Health Insights, Lodestone Logic and the Indy Chamber.

The codeathon will take place on Saturday, July 13 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sunday, July 14 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m at the Lilly COI Center.

The event is part of the Hoosier Healthcare Innovation Challenge, which kicks off with a reception on Thursday, June 27 and a one-day conference on Friday, July 12.

What is a codeathon?

Codeathons bring together highly talented people with diverse sets of skills and insights, providing the perfect setting for rapidly developing technological solutions to complex problems.

A codeathon is also a great opportunity for IT professionals to meet people with complementary skills, or collaborate with colleagues with whom you don’t usually get an opportunity to work with on creative projects.

Through Hoosier Code 4 Health, IT professionals, clinicians, patients and healthcare experts will team up to create innovative tools, apps and resources that will potentially help those who suffer from chronic diseases like diabetes and cardiovascular disease. And, we’ll have fun in the process!

Form your team and register

Wikimedia Hackathon 2013

Photo by Sebastiaan ter Burg.

HoosierCode4Health teams can range from a single developer to multiple interdisciplinary members combining various skill sets. There are no specific requirements as to team size or composition. Multiple perspectives such as clinical, technical and design are welcome to be brought together to develop well-rounded solutions.

How to build a team

Finding team members can be a daunting task, and in some cases a barrier to participation. We do not want difficulties in building a team to prevent anyone from participating in this event!  Here are several options to help you connect with other talented people to code with:

  • The Hoosier Healthcare Innovation Challenge kicks of with a launch reception at Developer Town, 5:00 – 7:00 PM on June 27, and during the one-day conference on July 12. Both are great opportunities to find teammates and generate ideas to work on during the codeathon.  Please note you are not required to attend these events in order to participate in the codeathon, but if you are interested and looking for a team we recommend attending one or both.

  • The Hoosier Healthcare Innovation Challenge LinkedIn group allows you to easily connect to fellow conference attendees and find people interested in forming a codeathon team.  We suggest introducing yourself on the LinkedIn group page, noting your skills and passions, and reaching out to others you find who might be potential team members.

  • Tweet using the hashtags #HHIC and #HC4H to join the conversation about the challenge and find willing collaborators.

  • Hoosier Code 4 Health volunteers and staff will be on hand at the start of event (July 13) to help match up individuals who are interested in joining a team.

How to register

You can register online either as an individual or as a team.

Registration for the codeathon and for the Launch Reception is free.

Registration for the Hoosier Healthcare Innovation Challenge Conference is $50. ($25 for students.) You are not required to attend the conference in order to participate in the codeathon.

Please email if you are interested in sponsorship for the codeathon.

Follow the event on Twitter

You can stay up to date on both the Hoosier Healthcare Innovation Challenge and Hoosier Code 4 Health by following @HHIChallenge, @Lilly_COI and the hashtags #HHIC and  #HC4H.

You can also do a location-based searched for Indianapolis, Ind using the more general hashtags #healthdata, #opendata, and/or #HealthIT.

See you there!

It’s been great for us to have the opportunity to meet with local innovators who are helping to bring elegant and thoughtful patient-centric resources into the healthcare space. We are grateful for their willingness to share their knowledge and insights with us as we work to provide more opportunities like the Hoosier Health codeathon and to develop more and more innovations for the clinical trial space.

We hope all of our friends in the healthcare and information technology communities will register to participate, and take advantage of this opportunity to network and to share their passion for improving patients’ healthcare experiences through technology.


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