Best Health Innovation and Best Data Driven Solution at
Dutch Hacking Health 2017
Finaps competed at the Dutch Hacking Health at UMC Utrecht with 2 combined teams of Finaps and SAS. After 36 hours of hacking we developed 2 solutions, and we are very proud that both our teams were recognized for their efforts and won two awards.
The Dutch Hacking Health 2017 is an initiative that was organized at five academic hospitals in the Netherlands. 20 teams competed in UMC Utrecht. The hospital hosted the teams for the entire weekend so they could discuss, develop and test together. Some teams (such as Finaps and SAS) even continued throughout the night and into the early morning.
Finaps and SAS formed into 2 teams; the Hixalyzer team focused on doctors while the Medicine Assistant app team focused on patients. After one and a half day without much sleep the teams pitched their project to the jury of Dutch Hacking Health 2017 UMC Utrecht.
The Hixalyzer team won the ‘Best Health Innovation Dutch Hacking Health 2017′ award for their solution. The team was a combination of Finaps and SAS developers and cardiologists of UMC Utrecht. They developed a solution that saves doctors’ time when determining a diagnosis. The solution uses text mining and algorithms in the correspondence of the doctor to provide suggestions for possible diagnoses.
Even spelling mistakes are corrected and abbreviations are understood. The doctor can accept or delete a suggestion with the click of a button. In the current system, this is a time-consuming and cumbersome process, especially when a patient has more than one diagnosis. Because the Hixalyzer speeds up this process, the doctor can spend more time focused on the patient.
The other team of Finaps and SAS developed a medication app that keeps track of your medication usage and analyses this in combination with how you feel. The Medicine Assistant app won the award for ‘Best Data Driven Solution’ at UMC Utrecht. The app provides chronic sick patients insights in the effects of their medication use. It also gives them the possibility to chat with a chatbot that helps in providing relevant information e.g. on certain side effects. The data can be used for the specialist to gain more insight in the effects that medication has on the patient and the data can be used for research purposes. The resulting information is then fed back to the app to enhance the chatbot conversation with the patient.
We are very proud that Finaps, together with SAS, again proved to be a partner for organizations that require innovative solutions with a very short time to market.
It was a beautiful challenge to think about how to improve healthcare in the Netherlands. With the Hixalyzer we combined knowledge from healthcare with data and analytics to develop a creative solution. We are very proud that the Hixalyzer won the national price for best innovation.
Rik de Ruiter – Analytics and data specialist representing SAS on the Hixalyzer team
By using this app the patient gets more control and the data that is collected can be used by the patient’s doctor to get a better understanding of his patient and for research on the decease/medication. We also use the data to train the chatbot. In this way, we have a data driven app: the patient fills in data in the app, which is used to improve the life of the patient, by supporting the doctor and research.
Lennard Eijsackers – Technical business engineer representing Finaps on the Medicine Assistant team