Past Events

Datathon 2015

datathon_greenThis weekend long (September 25-27) event brings together clinicians, data scientists and innovators in healthcare to address current problems in intensive care. The increasing wealth of patient data available through electronic health records has created a surge in research funding and industry interest in health data analytics. Challenges in extracting knowledge from health record databases, however, are significant.

The event will strengthen cross-disciplinary collaboration around secondary analysis of electronic health record data, helping to pave the way for reliable knowledge to be translated into action, for the benefit of patients.

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Datathon Fall 2014

cropped-registration.jpgOur 2nd Datathon brought together frontline healthcare providers (nurses, pharmacists, doctors) with data scientists to answer clinically-relevant questions over the course of a weekend. Participants will work with a large open-access ICU database called MIMIC, a creation of a public-private partnership between the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), MIT, and Philips Healthcare. This weekend event ran in partnership with the 41st annual international conference of Computing in Cardiology, hosted in Cambridge MA from 5-7 September, 2014

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1. Critical Data Conference

Wong Auditorium, MIT
Tuesday, 7th January 2014

This one day conference brings together the clinicians and data scientists from around the world to learn about and discuss the opportunities and challenges of big data in critical care medicine. Guest speakers include:

  • Jeff Drazen, Editor-in-Chief of New England Journal of Medicine
  • John Ioannidis, Author of of most downloaded paper from PLoS Medicine“Why Most Published Research Findings are False”


2. Critical Data Marathon

Stata Center, MIT
3-5th January 2014

The inaugural Critical Data Marathon brought together various disciplines – computer science, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, biostatistics, epidemiology, informatics, business, health policy, and the social sciences – from both academia and industry. Watch the summary of the data marathon presented by Dr. Leo Celi at the Critical Data Conference. The winners of the Critical Data Marathon were:

  • 1st Prize: Team ‘MAPs’ 
    Is 65mmHg MAP associated with optimal outcome?
    Joseph Paonessa, Aaron Mittel, Wendy Chen, Brian Malley, Karl Jablonowski, Tom Schaus
  • 2nd Prize (shared): Team ‘Some like it hot’
    Characterizing patients with fever in the ICU
    Fangfang Xing, Faisal Malmstrom, Abdulsalam Saif, Bo Vargas, Peter Bojo, Jonathan lansey
  • 2nd Prize (shared): Team ‘SAPS’
    Identify outlier patients who survived who were predicted to die based on a high SAPS score
    Chris Moses, Edward Moseley, Chris Moseley, Kazuki Yoshida, Adarsha Bajracharya, Yuan Lai, Tarneem Darwish, Prantesh Jain
  • 3rd Prize: Team ‘ICU Bouncers’
    A tool to help assess appropriateness of a patient for ICU admission
    Maulik Majmudar, Adam Powell, Tucker Whitcomb, Ray Robinson, Omar Badawi

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