Calling all Coders! Code-a-Palooza Submissions Now Open

The Health Datapalooza 2014 Code-a-Palooza challenge is now open for submissions! Teams will use newly-released Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) data to create interactive data visualization tools to help consumers improve their health care decision-making.  Prizes totaling $35,000 will be awarded. HDP_logo-hi-res_RGB 

Code-a-Palooza Timeline:

  • Wednesday, April 9 – Code-a-Palooza opens for submissions
  • Friday, April 25 – Visualization proposals of no more than 750 words due
  • Friday, May 2 – Top five to ten finalists notified
  • Throughout May – Finalists build out visualization tools
  • June 1-3 at Health Datapalooza – Finalists present a live demo to a panel of judges and winners are announced

Why should you participate?

  • Code-a-Palooza applicants will be eligible for a discounted Health Datapalooza registration rate of $195
  • Finalists receive two complimentary registrations to Health Datapalooza 2014
  • Gain recognition for your team and network with leaders in healthcare
  • First place team awarded $20,000, second place $10,000 and third $5,000


To learn more about this year’s Code-a-Palooza challenge and submit your proposal, please visit the Health Datapalooza website.

Watch a video of last year’s winners, Hippocratic Code from Medstar Institute for Innovation, to learn more about the Health Datapalooza Code-a-Palooza experience.