Winning teams built apps focusing either on cost-cutting measures in clinical practice or lightening physicians’ workloads by automating complex tasks. The Open.Epic prize–offered by event sponsor Epic to the team that made best use of the company’s FHIR-based APIs–was given to the cleverly-named DrEvilCorp, a team led by Harvard cardiologists Paul Varghese and Mujeeb Basit who built an EHR-integrated tool to automatically interpret arterial blood gas results for physicians.
Team VoxDocs walked away with the MIT Hacking Medicine prize for building a voice-controlled EHR interface using Amazon Echo so physicians could spend less time on the computer and more time with the patient.
ICD-Nav, a team from Brown Medical School, Kyruus and the Brigham won the iHub award for a billing tool that makes ICD-10 diagnosis codes more intuitive for physicians to use, so they can get appropriately reimbursed for the care they provide.
All of the award winners will receive some combination of mentoring, in-kind services and pilot opportunities for their products. Although there were no official cash prizes, judge Zen Chu of MIT Hacking Medicine gave VoxDocs a $5 bill as testament to his enthusiasm for the team’s idea. Unfortunately, the team won’t be considering Chu’s investment as their Series A round.