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  • This project was successfully funded on 2014-06-07

About our project

The Problem

There is no simple solution to find out whether Medicare coverage is available and accepted for YOUR specific healthcare needs wherever and whenever you wish to go. Team ForiDUH is designing a product to make healthcare as accessible as GPS. We need your help to get to Washington, DC and win the Health Data Consortium’s Code-A-Palooza! [all donations are tax deductible!]

Our Solution

Imagine you’re Joe Underdog, a retiree from New Jersey getting ready for your Great American RV adventure with your spouse. You’re in good health except for that pesky enlarged prostate, but your wife, Meryl, has a chronic conditions that flares up on occasion. You’ve been looking forward to this adventure fore years… but will you both will be able to find access to the healthcare providers and services you need on the road?

*Team FloriDUH wants to make medical care accessible as GPS and give people like Joe and Meryl the piece of mind they need.

  1. Finding needs-appropriate healthcare providers should be as simple as getting driving directions
  2. Our platform is simple, everyone’s grandma can access to health. Team FloriDUH is carefully asking the most basic questions about Medicare to address consumer healthcare concerns in a way that is actionable, and easy to use.
  3. We aim to take this analytics platform foundation and use it as the basis grassroots application development and adoption community with more extraordinary capabilities and additional data sources.

How it Works

Due to the nature of the Code-A-Palooza contest, we cannot divulge solution details or provide screenshots…yet! As soon as we are onstage we will tweet and e-mail ALL of our backers the latest! We can tell you this: Our platform is simple and elegant, even for your grandma!

Who are We?

We are three independent contributors with full-time day jobs who formed a virtual team because we’re passionate about the transformative nature of healthcare data analytics, and we want to change the world. But we lack the funding we need to level the playing field.

When Team FloriDUH realized our proposal had been selected for the Health Data Consortium’s Code-A-Palooza finals, we quite honestly panicked. The majority of our competitors are from established, multi-million dollar companies or large universities, many of which have been working with CMS data – in conjunction with proprietary data sets – for a number of years.

Datapalooza is like the Geek Oscars for us: it’s an honor to have been nominated. But, given the opportunity, we want to do far more than simply win this competition. We want to build a sustainable, robust data analytics platform that can be publicly accessible. A platform that can be offered, free of charge. A platform that ties together the spirit of the Open Data Directive, Meaningful Use and Blue Button initiatives, and truly empowers the patients to become ENGAGED in their healthcare.

How We Help Patients

Patients are inundated with announcements from the US government telling them that their health data is now ACCESSIBLE and MEANINGFUL, but there are very few ways to tie this new data freedom to SIMPLE tools to manage a patient’s healthcare choices. There are news stories every day detailing the incentive dollars that CMS is paying to doctors and hospitals to adopt the EHR technology that creates and stores this data; where are the Meaningful Use user incentives for the patients?

Team FloriDUH can’t create a $-driven patient data utilization and adoption program, but we CAN produce SIMPLE, meaningful tools which will allow patients to DO SOMETHING with their Blue Button or Meaningful Use-mandated CCDA documents.

How We Help Doctors or Other Care Givers

You work hard to attract and retain your Medicare patients through traditional marketing means; help Team FloriDUH make it easier for new patients to find you. Our analytics platform will match you to patients needing your services, without any advertising dollars spent or physician referral required.

How We Help Our Partners

(Private payers with significant Medicare populations, health data analytics companies, mHealth companies, population health management software companies, ACO networks and HIEs)

Data subscription access to Team FloriDUH’s analytics platform would give insight into care gaps and identify opportunities for better population health management, optimizing value-based pricing by addressing HCAPS-detractor factors BEFORE they occur. Improved consumer application development would increase adoption rate and lead to innovative social offerings that would further predictive HCAPS result analysis.

How We Will Use Your Contributions

Your funding will contribute to the progress in bringing our project to help millions of Medicare patients everywhere. All your contributions are tax deductible and you will receive a receipt

Every dollar to #FillTheVoid supports us — the more passionate team and underdog! You give Team FloriDUH the opportunity to compete, effectively, against much better-funded and trained opponents. And regardless of the outcome of the Datapalooza contest, your efforts will result in a consumer-facing data analytics platform development and initial release that will be the springboard to future patient engagement endeavors.

Your funding will contribute to the progress in bringing our project to help millions of Medicare patients everywhere.

In order to compete effectively, and to build a platform that has consumer relevance and meaning beyond the competition, Team FloriDUH seeks to crowdfund $10K to support more robust analytics application development, application hosting, commercial data set licenses, and travel to compete in the event in Washington, DC, June 1-3, 2014.

How to Contact Us

For more information on the Team FloriDUH members, our vision, and our progress, visit us on the web:
Follow us on Twitter @TeamFloriduh

Our Team

Mandi Bishop, Team Lead and President, FloriDATA Foundation
A hardcore data geek with a Masters from FSU and a passion for analytics, Mandi fell in love with BASIC and her PCjr early. She continues to be a patient engagement advocate, healthIT innovator and dreamer.

Lauren Still, Team Founder and Chief Software Engineer: Jack of all trades, master of some, Lauren is a health IT generalist. Currently handling all things policy related for DICOMGrid, she fills her days talking FDA regulations and avoiding picture opportunities.

Nick Kypreos, Chief Data Scientist: A music school dropout, Nick pursued a PhD in Physics from UF. Eventually working as a data scientist with CERN, Fermilab, Microsoft and Amazon, he now hacks on challenging public data sets. For fun. In R.


For $ 5 or more

1 Supporter(s)

Thank you for your support! As we travel to Washington, DC it is supports like you that will help us #FillTheVoid! Every dollar counts -- and the donation is tax deductible.

For $ 20 or more

2 Supporter(s)

PACK DOG: All the warm-fuzzy feeling of rooting for the underdog, AND the team members will enthusiastically tweet their thanks. We have a huge following!

For $ 50 or more

3 Supporter(s)

All of the above AND you will AND a cool Team FloriDUH t-shirt!

For $ 150 or more

2 Supporter(s)

BETA BLASTER: All of the above AND be included in our beta-testing UI application group with unlimited access for 1 year

For $ 250 or more

0 Supporter(s)

FloriDUH TOP DOG: All of the above AND you will ALSO get a team koozie, AND you get to join us for a Google+ hangout!

For $ 500 or more

1 Supporter(s)

BIG DOG: All of the above AND will be publicly acknowledged and appreciated with your name IN OUR DEMO at Datapalooza. Be part of the FloriDUH team whir we are on stage!

For $ 1000 or more

1 Supporter(s) Limited (2 left of 3 )

MVP: All of the above AND a life-time membership of all future products from FloriDUH's team.

For $ 2500 or more

0 Supporter(s) Limited (3 left of 3 )

All of the above AND you and your organization will be recognized on-stage at Datapalooza as part of Team FloriDUH’s presentation, PLUS you will and be invited to exclusive beta-test data services and provide feedback that will help refine the analytics platform to meet YOUR needs

For $ 10000 or more

0 Supporter(s) Limited (1 left of 1 )

ALL STAR: We need someone like you to be our first and long-term partner. We are open to exclusive naming rights, licensing opportunities, or other incentives to get you or your organization on board when we WIN at Coda-A-Palooza!! Contact us for more details.

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