And the Winners of the Med AppJam are…

The Med AppJam kicked off on November 9, 2012 with a lot of excitement and concluded in the same fashion on November 19, 2012 with an Awards Ceremony where 19 teams presented their apps to a team of judges and interested guests. The Awards Ceremony began with opening statements from Johnson Liu, President of the ICS Student Council, Dean Hal Stern of the School of Information and Computer Science (ICS), Dean Ralph Clayman of the School of Medicine (SOM) and the Kay Family Foundation.

The distinguished panel of judges included David Cheng representing sponsor Kay Family Foundation, Shannon Alfaro and Dr. Nikil Dutt representing ICS, Dr. Warren Wiechmann and Dr. Jeff Suchard representing SOM, Gregory Lai representing sponsor Affinity Investments and Elmahdi ErrajiĀ representing sponsor InstaMed.

About 100 ICS students and 30 SOM students worked tirelessly during the 10-day event developing a range of iOS apps/ideas such as an ultrasound reference tool, a pediatrics log and a physician’s note-taking tool complete with acronym expansion. (Further details of these apps will follow in future posts.)

After a 1.5 hour long thorough and careful deliberation by the panel of judges, the three winning teams of the Med AppJam were announced:

1st Place ($1000 prize): Life Buoy App
An app to promote telemedicine and connect patients with physicians and local medical resources such as those set up by the American Red Cross, particularly in a disaster situation like Hurricane Sandy
ICS: Matthew Chan, Bryan Lam, Drake Tetreault, Lita Patel
SOM: Peggy Bui, Joe Hanson

2nd Place ($500 prize): Global EMR App
A bilingual electronic medical record (EMR) app that can be used to track patient information without the need for Wifi especially useful in global remote/rural settings
ICS: Eugene Yang, Alan Chang, Jaskaran Singh, Benjamin Pan
SOM: Brenton Alexander, Edsel Abud

3rd Place ($250 prize): HappierU
An app to track the mood of mental health patients and provide them resources such as medication reminders and suicide prevention hotlines
ICS: Milin Shah, Anna Cebula, Jesse Puente, Derek Wang, Adedamola Tombrown
SOM: Kambria Nguyen

Check out these great articles for more information on the Med AppJam and the Awards Ceremony:

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/medical-379107-app-students.html

http://wingofzock.org/2012/11/29/uc-irvine-medical-and-computer-science-students-team-up-for-first-ever-med-appjam/#more-1550

UPDATE January 2013: For those of you interested in the spirit of “competitive” mHealth app development, please review these other great resources:

About Julie Youm

Julie H. Youm, Ph.D. Instructional Technologies Group UCIrvine, School of Medicine
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