Innovation: Solutions for COVID-19
Building solutions during this worldwide pandemic is now on the forefront of the healthcare industry. Many organizations, companies and educational institutions have called for innovation and creativity through challenges, projects, and think tanks.
The HIMSS COVID-19 Digital Think Tank
HIMSS (@himss) Solution, Healthbox (an advisory firm organizations trust with innovation and digital strategy development and execution,) has created a digital think tank in response to the COVID-19 worldwide crisis. This think tank allows healthcare professionals around the world a place to share what they have discovered to be best practices in every aspect of dealing with patients and their facilities during this pandemic.
Challenges (Submissions Still being Accepted)
The COVID-19 Detect & Protect Challenge
The United Nations Development Programme (@UNDP) and Hackster.io (@Hacksterio) have joined together to take launch the COVID-19 Detect and Protect Challenge.
Developers, engineers, #socents, & DIY-innovators, join our #COVID19DetectProtect Challenge with @hacksterio, @Microsoft, @nvidia, & more partners to stop #COVID19! Win up to $15,000 for your winning solutions to help communities, local govt, & small biz.https://t.co/eL9L3ts88R
— UN Development (@UNDP) April 14, 2020
Challenge: Combating COVID-19
The New York Academy of Sciences (@NYASciences) is offering a six week innovation challenge students ages 13-17 from around the world will have the opportunity to form virtual teams to develop technology-based solutions to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Virtual Low-Code Hack vs. COVID-19
Devpost (@devpost) invites you to a hackathon for people to develop faster digital solutions during the global pandemic of COVID-19. “Do you have a laptop and a great idea to make everyday life easier for our fellow human beings in this pandemic? Great, because ISD and OutSystems will provide you with all other resources from the cloud.”
Decentralized Artificial Intelligence Alliance (DAIA) has launched the COVIDathon. This effort exists to help with the current COVID-19 pandemic as well as reduce the risk of current and future infectious outbreaks. The challenge is to create an open-source code and tools which are supported and guided by medical, AI, and blockchain experts and principles. Register on the DevPost page between April 1 and June 1.
AI4D Predict the Global Spread of COVID-19
This challenge, sponsored by the Artificial Intelligence for Development Africa (AI4D-Africa) Network, asks data scientists at Zindi (@ZindiAfrica) to accurately predict the spread of COVID-19 around the world over the next few months. Solutions will be evaluated against future data.
Challenges (Results Are In)
The #BuildforCOVID19 Global Online Hackathon was an opportunity for developers around the world to come together and tackle challenges related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Global Online Hackathon was an opportunity for developers around the world to come together and tackle challenges related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
MIT COVID-19 Challenge
On April 3 – 5, MIT (@MITvsCOVID19) hosted a series of challenges to empower anyone to take action during the worldwide COVID-19 crisis. 238 teams competed in Beat the Pandemic with several challenge prompts related to two subcategories: Protecting Vulnerable Populations and Helping Health Systems.
Couldn’t have pulled off #MITCOVID19Challenge this wkd w/out tremendous support of friends from @MIT & Global #healthcare #innovation ecosystem! Than U for taking that call, txt msg, email & joining initiative! #hackathon #pandemic #coronovirus #covid19 #covidー19 #socialgood pic.twitter.com/x18t69aB5L
— Freddy T. Nguyen, MD, PhD (@freddytn) April 7, 2020
Pandemic Response Hackathon
Datavant (@DatavantHQ) announces the Spotlight Project Teams from the Pandemic Response Hackathon. Over 230 teams submitted their ideas on Public Health, Epidemiology, Societal Impacts, and Healthcare Workers.
The COVID Tracking Project
The COVID Tracking Project collects and publishes the most complete testing data available for US states and territories. Follow them @COVID19Tracking for a data update published daily.
Interoperability Projects for COVID-19
The Interoperability Proving Ground (IPG) is an open, community platform where you can share, learn, and be inspired by interoperability projects occurring in the United States (and around the world).
COVID-19 Initiatives: Ways to get Involved
Burst IQ’s (@BurstIQ) Research Foundry is a coalition of health-focused researchers, organizations, and innovators from all over the world. Currently a variety of initiatives are being offered for COVID-19 such as data contribution, creation of private data collaboration zones, submission of research project proposals and more.