TU Hack Health Day

Organized by Thomas Martin, PhD
Temple University Center City Campus, Philadelphia
Jul 28th 2017
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Join us for the first TU Hack Health Day! #TUHackHealth

The full day seminar will be hosted by Temple University's College of Public Health- Department of Health Services Administration and Policy. This event is free and open to prospective MSHI students. We welcome all current and prospective graduate students and alumni to participate in TU Hack Health Day.

Theme – Building Skills for Health Informatics Students: Exploring the Meaningful Use Public Use Files (MUPUF) – You will leverage publicly available data to explore skills in usability and design, data architecture and analysis.

You should access beforehand and bring to class: Recent copy of MS Office Excel, register and create a Balsamiq account (note that only one free project is provided). Download the Analysis Add Inn (note Mac users may not have access to this functionality). Download a demo version of Qlik prior to the event.

Learning Objectives: Understand simple data analysis techniques. Explore commonly used platforms to assess data elements and database design.  Create a wire diagram of a mobile application.

Please bring a laptop to use during the event. 


9:30 – 10:00am    –  Registration and Networking

10:00 – 10:20am  –  Introduction

                                 Faculty Presentation and Q&A

10:25 – 11:00am  –  Overview Meaningful Use Public Use Files

                                 Overview Data Organization

11:15 – 12:15pm  –  Form Groups of 3-5 people

12:15 – 1:00pm  –    Lunch: Individual Boxed Lunch

1:00 – 4:00pm  –      Hackathon and Extended Discussion on Topics

                                 Giveaways: Best ERD Design and Best Mobile App Wire Diagram

4:00 – 4:30  –           New Student Orientation



Are there ID requirements to enter the event?Current Temple student: Please show your ID at the front desk.Other attendee: Please check in at the front desk.You will not be required to print out your eventbrite ticket.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?To learn more about parking validation at TUCC, visit:https://www.temple.edu/tucc/about/parking.asp

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?If you have any questions, please contact us at hlthinfo@temple.edu. 

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