Azalea Hackathon 2023 - FHIR Fest

The 11th annual VSU/Azalea Health Hackathon was a resounding success!  As always, we would like to thank our gracious host – Valdosta State University – for allowing us both the space and time of their department chairs to assist in this year’s hackathon.  In addition to VSU students, we also had participants join us from Middle Georgia College and Georgia Southern.

We gave them a challenge unlike anything they’ve seen before with this year’s prompt – specifically, to create a healthcare application based on Azalea’s FHIR APIs, hitting a real endpoint and pulling/writing data. We had many teams rise to the challenge and create some impressive applications in their limited time.

This year’s winning team was Python Dou, consisting of Dylan Caldwell and Nicole Pratt. They created an application named Ignite. It allows both patients and physicians to sign in and manage upcoming appointments. It also allows physicians to manage/search their patients. The application even sends email notifications to everyone involved when important changes are made. They presented a well thought out application, and what they were able to create in roughly 24 hours was impressive!

Please join us in congratulating Dylan and Nicole and thanks to all the participants. We are looking forward to next years’ hackathon!