Tampa Blockchain
Synapse Challenge

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Tampa Blockchain
Synapse Challenge

 

Challenge Overview:

Hashed Health and the Professional Credentials Exchange have partnered with Synapse and Blockspaces to develop this Challenge as a means of assisting members of the technical and innovation communities in central Florida to learn more about this rapidly emerging technology.  While blockchain has been largely associated with cryptocurrencies, a massive push is being made across virtually all industries to create applications leveraging this technology to transform value chains.  The healthcare industry is fraught with transactional friction in virtually every operational niche existing within the market.  Blockchain technology is poised to disrupt and transform a number of areas, such as practitioner identity and credentialing, claims and payment settlement, patient medical records, clinical trial data management, supply track/trace, and so on.   This Challenge will focus on creating a blockchain-based application demonstrating the collection and reporting of personal wellness data from IoT devices (e.g., pedometers, scales, fitness tracking apps)—providing sponsors of wellness programs (e.g., employers, health plans, trainers) with a simple and intuitive application to “visualize” the provenance and lifecycle of that data.

The challenge will be limited to teams of up to five members experienced in modern software engineering tools & techniques (e.g., UX, C++/#, Java, Python).   Blockspaces will be providing two 90-minute complimentary Ethereum/Solidity training courses at their location in South Tampa to all invited teams participating in the Challenge.   Thereafter, teams will be given several weeks to design and develop their applications and submit them for review.  On July 31, teams will present their solutions and a winner will be selected by a panel of blockchain experts.  The winning team will be awarded $3,000.00

Prize Money

$3,000

Sponsored by
Hashed Health

Info Session:
June 19, 2018 @ Blockspaces

Registration Deadline:
June 18, 2018

Submissions Due:
July 20, 2018

Pitch Party:
July 31, 2018

Questions:
info@synapsefl.com

Challenge Overview:

Hashed Health and the Professional Credentials Exchange have partnered with Synapse and Blockspaces to develop this Challenge as a means of assisting members of the technical and innovation communities in central Florida to learn more about this rapidly emerging technology.  While blockchain has been largely associated with cryptocurrencies, a massive push is being made across virtually all industries to create applications leveraging this technology to transform value chains.  The healthcare industry is fraught with transactional friction in virtually every operational niche existing within the market.  Blockchain technology is poised to disrupt and transform a number of areas, such as practitioner identity and credentialing, claims and payment settlement, patient medical records, clinical trial data management, supply track/trace, and so on.   This Challenge will focus on creating a blockchain-based application demonstrating the collection and reporting of personal wellness data from IoT devices (e.g., pedometers, scales, fitness tracking apps)—providing sponsors of wellness programs (e.g., employers, health plans, trainers) with a simple and intuitive application to “visualize” the provenance and lifecycle of that data.

The challenge will be limited to teams of up to five members experienced in modern software engineering tools & techniques (e.g., UX, C++/#, Java, Python).   Blockspaces will be providing two 90-minute complimentary Ethereum/Solidity training courses at their location in South Tampa to all invited teams participating in the Challenge.   Thereafter, teams will be given several weeks to design and develop their applications and submit them for review.  On July 31, teams will present their solutions and a winner will be selected by a panel of blockchain experts.  The winning team will be awarded $3,000.00

Prize Money

$3,000

Sponsored by
Hashed Health

Info Session:
June 19, 2018 @ Blockspaces

Registration Deadline:
June 18, 2018

Submissions Due:
July 20, 2018

Pitch Party:
July 31, 2018

Questions:
info@synapsefl.com

The Solution:

In July 2018, Synapse, Blockspaces and Hashed Health co-sponsored an Innovation Challenge to design a blockchain-based solution to efficiently and reliably track wellness data between insured individuals, employers, and insurers.  

Of 15 teams that entered, 4 were asked to present at the final event.  The first place winner ($3,000 prize), Team Zero, based in Melbourne, Florida, created a tech-enabled pill dispenser to automatically dispense a prescription using data aggregated through a blockchain app synced to the Apple Health interface on Apple watch.

Third place winners, Kyle Thomas and Zoe Sewell, juniors at Florida Polytechnic University, were subsequently hired by Nonce, a blockchain contracting agency based in Tampa, Florida.