Visualizing Hospital Price Data: Winners
We received an awesome 52 projects for our Visualizing Hospital Price Data challenge, which made it difficult to narrow down the 6 winners to receive over $30,000 in prizes. We were excited to partner with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Health 2.0 to challenge our community to create greater transparency in the healthcare field. Congratulations to all the winners!
Adam McCann wins 1st place and $9000 for his project Optimal Hospital, which helps users explore their hospital options and includes a hospital recommender that factors in the variables of care, price, service, communication, and environment to produce an aggregated hospital score. For judges, the project stands out for its analysis and organized interface leveraging Tableau.
Drake Pruitt, Mauro Brunato, and Roberto Battiti garner 2nd place and $7,000 for Clinic Optimizer. The project lets prospective patients identify a suitable clinic based on personalized criteria. It shows viewers options on a map and offers details on individual clinics.
So, You Need Knee Replacement Surgery by Imaginary Office wins 1st place and $6,000. The data visualization functions as a primer that orients patients before they start exploring the CMS data. User-friendly design, appealing aesthetics, and informative tips helped the project edge out the competition.
Ed Kim and James Park place 2nd and receive $3,500 for wHealth Static Hospital Price Transparency, which consists of thorough statistical analysis of US counties to create useful and stylized maps to identify trends and outliers.
3rd Place and recipient of $1,500 goes to Melvin Hill for Hospital Prices and Consumer Assessment Survey Data Visualization.
Thank you to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Health 2.0, and all of the jurors. A big thank you also to all of the participants.