• Spring 2012: Workshop


    Wrap-Up Report
    Thanks and Sponsors

    Wrap-Up Report

    Build Health Spring 2012 Report


    And the winner is….Team Hardware!!! Congratulations to Jesse, Steve and Alex.

    They also took People’s Choice award. Big props to Jesse, Steve and Alex, as they now have an invite to present in Washington D.C. in June.

    Second place went to Triage.me, an application that employs text to help direct health care traffic to the appropriate provider, depending on patient condition: http://triage.me/.

    And Third place when to Reality Check, a shared decision-making site that would enable its users to find feedback about their medical options before they make their choice.

    Thank you to our sponsors for making this event possible. A very large thanks to John, Tina and Greg for being our panel of judges, as well as Ken from HHS for making the trip. An especially to the participants who came out to make the event happen, to collaborate so beautifully, and to endure the hat parade, thank you!!

    FYI, some local news coverage: http://bit.ly/INXdlo

    Expect more very soon as it sounds like BuildHealth may be living on. But first, sleep.

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    Thanks and Sponsors

    All things are only the sum of the constitutive parts, and BuildHealth is no different. Many have contributed wit, wisdom and wise-cracks, but without the people and organizations listed below, this event would not have come to pass. Thank you.


    • James Carlson – advising, outreach and facilitation
    • Sharon Lerman – advising, outreach and facilitation
    • Chris Meyer – advising and planning
    • Pete Prodehl – planning and outreach
    • Mark Ratzburg – concept development, advising, planning, and content
    • Linda Syth – fundraising, planning and outreach
    • Tim Syth – producer



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    John Hartman: Doctor Hartman is a board certified nephrologist with an extensive background in technology. He is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Visonex, LLC, headquartered in Green Bay. Visonex, an electronic medical record company for the dialysis industry, now with more than 50 employees and serving clients in approximately 40 states. Doctor Hartman received his medical degree from the University of Michigan, at Ann Arbor, graduating cum laude in 1995 and his bachelor’s degree from Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Michigan, graduating summa cum laude in 1991. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Iowa at Iowa City in 1998 and completed a fellowship in nephrology there in 2000. Doctor Hartman has been a member of the Wisconsin Medical Society Board of Directors and its Finance Committee since 2004. He is actively involved in health care reform, participating on the Wisconsin Medical Society task force on Health System Reform and is the Wisconsin Delegate to the AMA’s Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement. In addition, he served two terms as the president for the Brown County Medical Society, and currently serves as Treasurer. He also serves on the MetaStar Board of Trustees.

    Greg Tracy: Greg is a technology enthusiast who excels at applying technology in new domains with the potential for large scale. He balances the big vision of how software technology can improve our lives with being an advocate for customers still living in the present. He is the cofounder and CTO of Asthmapolis, a personal health and wellness platform for asthma. He writes about his geeky pet projects, startups and Madison at his blog. You can also follow him on Twitter at @gregtracy.

    Tina Chang: Tina Chang is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SysLogic. Prior to SysLogic, Tina worked for Andersen Consulting (Accenture), where she served as a business analyst and consultant to Fortune 1000 companies. She has maintained a strong background in business, technology, and process development throughout her career in the information technology arena. Originally from New York, she attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where she received a BBA degree with an emphasis in Marketing and International Business, and the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, where she specialized in environmental accounting and European commerce. Tina also attended Darden School of Business at University of Virginia and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College for their Business Executive Programs. In 2004, Tina was presented The Business Journal’s “40 Under Forty” award for the difference she has made in her profession and community. In 2005, Tina received the Governor’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year – Technology award. In 2008, Tina was presented with the United States Postal Service “Women Putting Their Stamp on Metropolitan Milwaukee” award, as well as Junior Achievement’s Wisconsin Business Hall of Fame Peak Performer award. SysLogic has also been a recipient of MMAC’s Future 50 award in 2001, 2004 and 2005, designating the company as a Master Mettle winner.

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    For 28 hours, from April 14-15, experts from the health care field will collaborate with community members to solve relevant health care problems. Local health care experts will present contemporary health care challenges. Additionally, participants may present a health care challenge or solution. Participants will self-assemble around the problem or proposed solution they find most interesting and creatively problem solve, creating a working proof of concept to present to the judges. Solutions need not be software; they can be other instruments of social change.

    Data sets will be pulled from www.data.gov/health. These are public data sets.



    28-hour community hack-a-thon


    Saturday, April 14 10:00am to Sunday April 15, 2012, 2pm


    Programmers, Artists, Engineers, Writers, Students, Marketers, Builders, Prototypers, Business People, Tinkerers, Hobbyists, Visionaries, Hackers, Salespeople, Thinkers; anyone with the itch to make and sell something


    706 South 5th Street
    Milwaukee, WI 53204
    (map here)



    A panel of judges will determine 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. Participants will select the people’s choice award.

    $1500.00 – 1st place

    …AND an invitation to present at the US Department of Health and Human Services Health Data Initiative Forum III – The Health Datapalooza June 5-6, 2012, in Washington, D.C.

    $1000.00 – 2nd place

    $500.00 – 3rd place

    $500.00 – People’s Choice

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    SUNDAY, APR 15

    BREAKFAST Doors open. Registration. 9:00 AM BREAKFAST 7:30 AM
    Welcome 10:00 AM Check-in discussion 8:00 AM
    Introductions: name to spreadsheet 10:10 AM Work 8:10 AM
    Small-group Intro 10:25 AM Prepare presentations 10:40 AM
    Review of the event and location rules 10:35 AM LUNCH 11:40 AM
    Schedule 10:45 AM Presentations 12:10 PM
    Challenge presentation 10:55 AM Judging 1:10 PM
    Data Set presentation 11:05 AM Awards 1:25 PM
    Small-group problem discussion 11:15 AM Next Steps and Thank yous 1:40 PM
    LUNCH 12:00 PM Good-bye 1:45 PM
    Problem check-in 12:30 PM
    Work 12:40 PM
    SNACK 3:00 PM
    Work 3:15 PM
    DINNER (discussion) 6:00 PM
    Work 7:00 PM
    Break Activity/Chill Time 10:30 PM
    Work/Nap 11:00 PM