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RGV HIE Launches 1st Annual Healthcare Hackathon

Participants To Drive Innovative Solutions For the Industry’s Most Challenging Issues.

Welasco, TX., (10/15/2019) – Rio Grande Valley Health Information Exchange (RGV HIE) will host a Healthcare Hackathon bringing together change agents and out of the box problem solvers to create new ideas and products addressing issues in the healthcare sector. This year’s event, sponsored by South Texas Physician Alliance, Health Samurai, Elimu Informatics, and South Texas Health System, will be held November 8-10 at the UTRGV Regional Center for Innovation and Commercialization in Welasco, TX.

The event challenges participants to use RGV HIE’s FHIR enabled platform to develop mobile healthcare applications, patient engagement solutions, and population health analytics. The goal of these solutions is to integrate with electronic health record systems, using these applications to meet different workflow needs and provide clinical decision support.

In addition to hands-on experiences, attendees will be joined by speakers covering topics including EMS/Disaster Planning, Public Health, Population Health, Medication Adherence, and Patient Access and Engagement.

RGV HIE is calling for participants from any industry or background with a desire to create boundary-pushing ideas and meaningful solutions to submit their registration for the event on their website. For more information about the Hackathon, including agenda, speaker information, and registration, please visit https://rgvhie.org/hackathon/.

 

About RGV HIE
The Rio Grande Valley Health Information Exchange (RGV HIE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating the secure exchange of patient health information to improve communication and patient care in South Texas. The RGV HIE brings a regional-level infrastructure solution that connects information between participating health care organizations and providers by integrating disparate systems and enabling the exchange and use of critical patient information for making care-related decisions at the point of care. We work with physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare organizations to ensure that critical health information is communicated in a consistent and secure manner.

Proyecto Juan Diego uses RGV HIE analytics software to meet grant requirements

We are pleased to announce that RGVHIE will be working with Proyecto Juan Diego in support of the Group Lifestyle Balance Program. The Group Lifestyle Balance Program provides education, encouragement and the tools necessary to help individuals reach their healthy lifestyle goals. This program is designed for those, over 18 yrs of age, who are pre-diabetic or have a high risk for diabetes

RGV HIE will be providing population health analytics, quality reporting and care management solutions and services to help meet reporting requirements of the program.

Community service providers or nonprofit organizations such as Proyecto Juan Diego receive funding from a variety of sources, both public and private. To ensure money is well-spent, funders typically require grantees to report on specific metrics related to service provision, such as the number of clients being served, program outcomes, and improvements.

The RGV HIE can provide the technical infrastructure to support complex and extensive reports about the effectiveness of programs. We can help report on outcomes to demonstrate progress and justify ongoing and future funding

We are excited about this new collaboration and we are looking forward to continuing to serve the people in our community.

About Project Juan Diego

Proyecto Juan Diego was founded in 2003 by Sister Phylis Peters, Daughter of Charity. The organization was granted a 501 (c) 3 status with a mission to empower low income families to be healthy and self-sufficient in the community. Proyecto utilizes educational programs, family activities, and preventative health services to improve quality of life.

The staff provides a variety of services, including parenting classes, mentoring, anger management, and family development. Outreach and civic engagement activities include citizenship, GED, and English classes, Get Out the Vote efforts, leadership development, and youth development. Proyecto also offers services for diabetic and pre-diabetic patients, including self-management classes.

MACRA: What You Need to Know

“The Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) proposed rule represents a fundamental change in the way healthcare is paid for and is aimed at establishing the infrastructure for value-based reimbursement.”

Learn more about this proposed rule here.

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