Former U.S. CTO Aneesh Chopra to headline speaker panel at developer competition.
Developers are expected to descend on Blacksburg, Va., April 13 and 14 to compete for cash prizes at the Hokie Health Code-a-thon. Home to Virginia Tech, this region in southwest Virginia also boasts many prominent health-care organizations.
The event will challenge teams of student and professional software developers to come up with the next great innovation to improve health care. The Code-a-thon is part of a series from Health 2.0, which hosts similar events throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.
Former U.S. CTO Aneesh Chopra described Virginia’s health-care economy as “on the move,” in a recent interview with Health 2.0 News. Chopra points to several factors indicative of Virginia’s leadership in health-care IT, including a preponderance of health-care IT startups, the launch of electronic health-care records, and a law calling for interoperability standards.
At the Code-a-thon, Chopra will headline a panel of experts delivering presentations relating to the role of technology in modern health care.
More details about the Hokey Health Code-a-thon event are available here.