Healthcare IT Slam

Georgia State Students Solve Healthcare Industry Issues and Win Big in Healthcare IT Slam Contest

On October 7, students from across the entire university participated in the first annual Healthcare IT Slam, a competition driven by Georgia healthcare industry leaders. Student teams were presented with six key industry challenges—such as improving access to mental health specialists, reducing opioid abuse and drug overdoses, reducing hospital readmissions and enabling better patient engagement—to minimize the costs associated with chronic medical conditions. Participants not only had the opportunity to solve real-world problems but also were exposed to leading healthcare company executives from the Atlanta area.

Eight teams comprising 21 master’s-level and 13 undergraduate students participated in the event. They were judged on not only creativity and innovation but also the feasibility of selling and implementing their proposed solutions.

Meet the Teams

Docheio, the team that won first place and $2,500, designed a medication-dispensing device that can help reduce opioid abuse at the point of the pharmacy. Docheio team members were Jennie Huynh, Nathan Cenatus, Deborah Choi, David Nguyen and Sagar Rijal.

Docheio, the team that won first place and $2,500, designed a medication-dispensing device that can help reduce opioid abuse at the point of the pharmacy. Docheio team members were Jennie Huynh, Nathan Cenatus, Deborah Choi, David Nguyen and Sagar Rijal.
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First runner-up team Mental Giants consisted of Robin Moore, Aditya Gogoi, Raveesh Kapoor, Janae Logan and Tom Tran.

First runner-up team Mental Giants consisted of Robin Moore, Aditya Gogoi, Raveesh Kapoor, Janae Logan and Tom Tran.
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Third place team Just Finding Solutions included Elyse Forbes, Aina Danilova, Ankita Karandikar and Sudheer Movva.

Third place team Just Finding Solutions included Elyse Forbes, Aina Danilova, Ankita Karandikar and Sudheer Movva.
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Code Blue team members were Shivangi Shroff, Mukhar Gupta, Saurabh Sharma and Arun Prasad Alagarsamy.

Code Blue team members were Shivangi Shroff, Mukhar Gupta, Saurabh Sharma and Arun Prasad Alagarsamy.
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The Game Changers team members were Thien Vo, Nirjari V. Dalal, Padmanaban Sahadevan and Deepti Hada.

The Game Changers team members were Thien Vo, Nirjari V. Dalal, Padmanaban Sahadevan and Deepti Hada.
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Health Path team members were Anurag Paliwal, Natsai Ndebele, Shobhit Gupta, Mona and Sheila Ondieki.

Health Path team members were Anurag Paliwal, Natsai Ndebele, Shobhit Gupta, Mona and Sheila Ondieki.
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The Resuscitators team members were Arvind Sundararaman, Nithya Ramachandran, Ashley Yonika and Trishla Prasad.

The Resuscitators team members were Arvind Sundararaman, Nithya Ramachandran, Ashley Yonika and Trishla Prasad.
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Japhet Ndemera and McKenzie Roberts developed a new approach to educate individuals on the opioid crisis and heroin abuse.

Japhet Ndemera and McKenzie Roberts developed a new approach to educate individuals on the opioid crisis and heroin abuse.