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Pitney Bowes, RCG Global Services and TAG Announce Healthcare Hackathon Winners

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Press release from the issuing company

Stamford, Conn. – Pitney Bowes, a global technology company that provides commerce solutions in the areas of ecommerce, shipping, mailing, and data, in partnership with RCG Global Services, and the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), today announced the winners of the 2018 Healthcare Hackathon, a fast-paced 24-hour competition to develop creative and innovative Healthcare solutions through Pitney Bowes market-leading datasets. The event, which took place May 18 to May 19, 2018, brought together nearly 100 developers from the Healthcare industry who submitted 14 new technology solutions.

In a ceremony on Monday, May 21st, the following winners were selected by a panel of Healthcare executives and industry experts:

  • ArcNap, the First Place Healthcare Hackathon winner, created a solution for diverse populations and their available medical resources. The solution analyzes and measures Healthcare accessibility for demographics with varying requirements, and links those populations to Healthcare providers within their given area.
  • Second Place was awarded to IntelliHealth, which created a mobile application weaving together impactful data points that reduce costly errors, increase network utilization, and automate error resolution for Insurance and Healthcare providers.
  • Team Pesto received the Third Place award for the development of a user application that incorporates datasets to analyze conditions that cause people to seek medical emergency attention, and matches patients with an appropriate Healthcare provider.

Mark Taylor, SVP Global Software Channels at Pitney Bowes said, “There’s an incredible amount of technical talent in Georgia. By partnering with TAG and RCG, we saw the Georgia Healthcare Hackathon as a great opportunity to draw out this talent in a way that can positively impact the Healthcare community. I’m proud of how each team leveraged Pitney Bowes data to create solutions that will make a difference.”

Teams were provided with access to over 200 datasets, including Pitney Bowes datasets that offered a comprehensive portfolio of business, geographic, and industry-specific data. Teams were also encouraged to use the data visualization tools of their choice.

“The Healthcare industry is in constant evolution. Partnering with Pitney Bowes to leverage location intelligence and spatial data for Healthcare was a unique opportunity,” says Jim Dwyer, SVP Healthcare at RCG Global Services. “By offering our data to the Atlanta developer community, we saw high-value solutions come out of the Healthcare Hackathon in just two days.”

The hackathon sought new and inventive ways to leverage location intelligence to solve for health plan problems in areas, such as:

  • Provider Directory Accuracy
  • Network Adequacy
  • Holistic Member View
  • Emergency Room vs. Urgent Care Access and Location
  • Predictors
  • Member Retention
  • Fraud, Waste and Abuse

"Hackathons are a great way to support our technology ecosystem and foster the development of the new products, services and inventions that will shape the industry’s future. Our mission is to fuel the innovation economy and we were thrilled to participate in this effort spearheaded by Pitney Bowes," said Larry K. Williams, President and CEO of the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG).

Data access is easy with the Pitney Bowes Software & Data Marketplace, where developers can sample datasets instantly, visualize and layer data on maps, and explore the entire Pitney Bowes data portfolio across 250 countries and territories.

To learn more about how Pitney Bowes supports the developer communities around the world, please visit https://www.pitneybowes.com/us/developer.html


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