Students from across campus divided into teams, each a mixture of five graduate and undergraduate students from various major and master’s programs, to compete in this year’s Health Data Shootout competition.
Hosted by the OSU Center for Health Systems Innovation’s Institute for Predictive Medicine and the Riata Center for Entrepreneurship, this year’s competition gave participating students an opportunity to seek health care solutions for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Student teams analyzed a set of data extracted from Cerner Health Facts that included 76,000 PTSD patients. Teams created and presented innovative ideas that support the eight million American adults suffering from PTSD, whom are mainly veterans.
“I am simply blown away by the innovations and ideas that we saw from the students,” said Elvena Fong, health data analytics program manager for the Institute for Predictive Medicine Health. “We had randomly grouped students from different disciplines into teams, and gave them two weeks to work on the dataset. It speaks to the level of hard work and the quality of students across all disciplines at OSU.”
Three teams placed in the competition and were recognized at the awards ceremony March 14.
First place: NaN, “Severity-Based Treatment Plan for PTSD patients”
Alvi Mahmud, M.S. in Quantitative Financial Economics
Anjali Bansal, M.S. in Business Analytics
Franco Buhay, B.S. in Economics, Quantitative Studies
Purva Pujari, M.S. in Management Information Systems
Souparna Lodh, M.S. in Management Information Systems
Second Place: HIMAT, “PTSD: A Data Driven Approach”
Alex Lobman, M.S. in Business Analytics
Hao Pan, PhD in Industrial Engineering
Ishan Malpotra, M.S. in Management Information Systems
Tarun Bakshi, M.S. in Management Information Systems
Moumita Sen, M.S. in Business Administration
Third Place: Pre-Traumatic Stress Dispatchers, “PTSD: Medicuro App”
Regina Chan, M.S. in Chemical Engineering
Ahmadreza Haghnegahdar, M.S. in Chemical Engineering
Ashwin Kannan, PhD in Computer Science
Goutam Mylavarapu, PhD in Computer Science
Vrushank Shan, M.S. in Business Analytics
Each team that placed among the top three received a cash award. In addition to the cash prize, the third-place team, Pre-Traumatic Stress Dispatchers, received the Riata Incubation Prize. This prize includes an opportunity for students to work with the Riata Center to develop a business model centered on the team’s presented solution.
Once the business concept is proven, the team will be given the chance to apply to the formal business incubator program to receive ongoing guidance in further developing their venture. There is no cost for these services, and the Riata Center does not take any ownership or stake in the team’s company.
“We are excited to have provided another Health Data Shootout opportunity to our best and brightest analytic and health care students,” said William Paiva, executive director for the Center for Health Systems Innovation. “The health data analytic market is exploding and we are passionate about exposing our students to this category.”
To learn more about CHSI and the Health Data Shootout, visit https://business.okstate.edu/chsi/health-data-shootout/index.html.