eHealth Transformation Challenge

April 11-12, 2015
Quintiles, Durham, NC


Who Should Participate

Students, Clinicians, Programmers, Hackers, Entrepreneurs, Caregiver Advocates
Anyone interested in developing solutions for caregivers

The Problem

Caregivers of elderly patients suffering from dementia face a number of barriers in providing care and assistance. Given the long-term and worsening nature of  dementia, caregivers face many challenges in coordinating care, particularly  when they live at a distance from the patient.

The Challenge

Develop a personalized solution that will improve the quality of life of caregivers for elderly patients suffering from dementia.

Team Approach

Multidisciplinary teams of students and healthcare professionals will work together to design and pitch a viable solution. Participants will receive coaching and mentoring from healthcare experts and entrepreneurs to ensure their end product is viable. Teams will retain all intellectual property created at the event.

The Solutions

Solutions will fit in one of the six futuristic mechanisms of care coordination: Human Task Routing, Do-ocracies, Socialbot Swarms, Matter Routing, Here-sourcing or Autonomous Algorithms. Click here for further information.


A panel of judges will review 10-minute pitches from each team, scoring on the potential to aid caregivers, utilization of futuristic mechanisms of care, team participation, viable business strategy, and innovation.


  • First Prize: $3,000 (sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton)
  • Second Prize: $1,000 (sponsored by Himformatics)
  • Third Prize: $500 (sponsored by Duke MMCi Program)


  • Students: $10
  • Non-Students: $90

Registration includes meals and snacks on Saturday and Sunday.

To register, click here.

NCHICA has created a collaborative organization that no other State has achieved. It includes vendors, providers, payers, physicians, nurses, clinicians, attorneys, information technologists and other professionals, working together to improve healthcare within North Carolina in every way, from the use of technology, to public policy considerations, to patient privacy, and more. Belonging to, and participating in, this organization helps you to not only keep up with the changing healthcare environment, but to have some influence on those changes.

— David B. Dillehunt
VP, CIO, FirstHealth of the Carolinas Inc.,
Pinehurst, NC

View a video about the eHealth Transformation Challenge.