ACC Challenges Hackers to Tackle Cardiovascular Care Challenges The ACC was a sponsor of Georgetown University’s intercollegiate hackathon, called Hoya Hacks, which took place Nov. 4 – 6 in Washington, DC. During the 36-hour event, 350 participants worked tirelessly to build innovative software and hardware solutions in response to a list of challenges posed by organizations such as the ACC. The hackathon challenged participants to develop solutions related to improving patient-clinician communication, tracking health status, improving medication adherence and streamlining care coordination among patients, families, clinicians and health systems. New Workgroup Unites Health Care Innovators The ACC has created a new interdisciplinary work group dedicated to supporting the transformation of cardiovascular care to improve quality of care and patient outcomes. The Health Care Innovation Work group, which will evolve into a member section, will serve as a professional home for ACC members who are engaged in innovation, technology and entrepreneurship, with a specific focus on career development. Work group activities will include exploring innovations related to digital health, health technology, health care analytics and precision medicine that have the potential to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health. The Work group will also help facilitate ACC’s ‘thought leadership’ position in relation to the evaluation and implementation of health care innovations, and will strive to help keep members as up-to-date as possible with regard to health technologies. ACC Launches First-of-its-Kind Institutional Page on Doximity As part of ACC’s innovation efforts, the College has launched a first-of-its-kind institutional page on Doximity, the largest online network of physicians and other health care professionals. ACC’s page provides a “home” for the entire cardiovascular care team on the secure, online platform. As part of this effort, the ACC logo now appears on members’ Doximity profiles to showcase their credentials and dedication to ACC’s mission of transforming cardiovascular care and improving heart health. Now, ACC members from across the country can connect with one another and collaborate to improve cardiovascular patient care in a novel manner. Check out the College’s page at Doximity.com. ACC Supports Philips Wearables and Chronic Care Challenge The ACC was a supporter of the 2016 Philips Wearables and Chronic Care Challenge, a call for solutions that reimagine how care is delivered through the seamless integration of clinical-grade wearable sensors, predictive analytics, mobile apps, connectivity, medication management, patient education and engagement, and other transformative experiences. Participants were challenged to develop solutions that would further the Triple Aim in the management of patients with chronic diseases. ACC Chief Innovation Officer John S. Rumsfeld, MD, PhD, FACC, was invited to be an online judge, and ACC Innovation Advisory Group members Maulik Majmudar, MD, and Sanjeev Bhavnani, MD, served as judges at the "pitch-off" in Boston on Oct. 25.
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