Bauer Students’ medform.me Concept Lands
A Top Three Finish at Healthcare for Houston Code-a-thon
In March, two students from the C. T. Bauer College of Business further staked the college’s claim as one of the city’s business technology leaders by placing in the top three during the Healthcare for Houston Code-a-thon.
On March 23 and 24, management information systems students Jose Pablo Ramirez Pradilla and Adrik Grigorian competed against teams from other schools to develop a healthcare mobile application that could revolutionize the industry.
The result of the intense two-day competition is the Bauer team’s app, medform.me, a tool to simplify the process of filling out forms during medical visits.
The idea behind the event was to use healthcare data to come up with innovative solutions. It included support from Health 2.0, a nationwide movement to improve healthcare with technology, along with the local medical professional community.
“Given the city’s strengths in health care and energy, I’m really excited that Bauer students continue to place in the top ranking teams for events that aim to improve and disrupt these industries,” said Hesam Panahi, a clinical assistant professor for Decision & Information Sciences department who teaches a course in mobile applications development.
“It also has proven to be a great learning experience for these students,” added Panahi, who was behind this semester’s launch of RED Labs, a technology accelerator housed in Bauer College. Both Pradilla and Grigorian are participants in RED Labs and working together to create a new technology company.
By Amanda Sebesta