Lumeris, a pioneer in population health management solutions headquartered in St. Louis, is pleased to announce that it is a sponsor of Washington University’s ArchHacks in its inaugural year.
More than 500 college students from around the country will compete in the hackathon on Nov. 4-6, 2016. Teams of computer programmers and other innovators, through intensive collaboration, will build a HealthTech software product in just 48 hours.
“We’re thrilled that Washington University chose the theme, HealthTech, for its first ArchHacks,” said Ray Wolf, Lumeris’ senior vice president of architecture and innovation. “It’s an industry that is growing and evolving each day. Lumeris’ technology platform has been integral to our success in helping organizations move from fee-for-service to value-based care so we certainly understand the importance of innovation. We look forward to mentoring the talented teams of students who will help all of us in the healthcare industry address significant challenges and establish superior solutions to drive rapid transformation.”
ArchHacks will be offering workshops for students to learn new skills and one-on-one time with leaders from the national health and tech communities.
“This is a unique opportunity for students to hack healthcare by using their passion for technology, design and building things in collaboration with other students and HealthTech professionals,” said Stephanie Mertz, Washington University computer science student and co-founder of ArchHacks. “We want to make a difference to improve the health and well being of many populations of people and what better way than to learn than from experts at Lumeris.”
In addition to mentorship, Lumeris will also be providing quadcopter drones as prizes for the ArchHacks team that creates the Best Hack Addressing an Aging Population.
ArchHacks, which is free for students, is accepting applications until October 15. Students may visit archhacks.io to apply.