2017 Indiana Medicaid Data Challenge

October 21, 8:00am, EDT - 5:00pm, EDT


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Thanks to everyone for your extremely positive response!

Team registrations are SOLD OUT, but we may accept a limited number of additional observers.



Data is now available at Indiana Data Hub http://data.in.gov


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Webinar: Introduction to Indiana's Open Medicaid Data


Wednesday, October 18th

3:30pm to 4:30pm EDT


Over 1.4 million Hoosiers currently receive health care coverage from the Medicaid programs administered by Indiana’s Family and Social Services Administration. The data generated by this pool of members provides a wealth of information on the Medicaid population and the providers that serve them. To support better data-driven decisions in health care, this Medicaid information will be made freely and openly available via a public data hub.


In this webinar, we’ll discuss the newly available open Medicaid data.


We will cover:

o Why Indiana is making Medicaid data available

o Better understanding of Medicaid's members, providers, and claims

o The individual datasets and the subject areas they cover




Meeting number: 625 896 188


If you are using your computer's audio:

When the webinar begins, you will be connected to audio using your computer's microphone and speakers. A headset is recommended.


To use your telephone:

If you prefer to use your telephone, you can mute your computer's audio and call in using the dial-in information below.

United States: +1-510-338-9438

Access Code: 625 896 188


The State of Indiana's Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA), in partnership with the state's Management Performance Hub (MPH), proposes to de-identify a substantial amount of Indiana Medicaid healthcare information and release it to the public, with the goal of demonstrating its potential usefulness in Population Health.


In conjunction with this effort, the Indiana Chapter of HIMSS is pleased to present the 2017 Indiana Medicaid Data Challenge, to spark the interest and ecosystem to leverage this unprecedented level and quality of de-identified healthcare information. At this event, hosted by Regenstrief Institute, teams will compete to develop and to demonstrate the most innovative and impactful utilization of this data.



  • Participants will be responsible for their own costs of travel, lodging and food (except for lunch at event).
  • Participation will be open to the general public. Healthcare providers and academic institutions are particularly encouraged to apply.
    • There will be no admission or other cost to participate.

    • Participation will be limited to 30 teams of no more than 5 members each and 50 observers, or up to 200 total registrants, logistics permitting.

  • Participants retain ownership of all IP developed, except where incorporating IP of other parties.
  • Participants consent to be photographed/recorded at event for use by IN-HIMSS or sponsors.




The Challenge is open to individuals and teams of individuals (each, a “Participant”).





Participants will be eligible to develop solutions for one of two Challenges: a data visualization challenge or a data analysis challenge.


Data visualization – We are looking for the most creative use of this data to tell a story using data visuals. This could be built into an application, using Tableau, or in some other data visualization tool. We want to hear the story and see creative ways to visualize and interact with this information.


Data analysis – Are you up to the challenge to explore the potential from sharing Medicaid data? If so, we want to see you apply analysis and statistical modeling skills to develop new insights that have the potential to impact the health of Hoosiers or the administration of Medicaid. Evaluate multiple Medicaid datasets and even bring in third party data - Let your data science ideas flow!




September 1


Publicity campaign begins, with event page

October 9


Registrants asked to confirm participation by signing acknowledgement of rules

October 16


Pre-release of data (with format description) to confirmed participants

October 21


On-site event, judging, and selection of winners

October 23-24


Winners invited to demonstrate winning entries at Midwest Fall Technology Conference


Participants will receive access to the Data Portal on October 16th, and are encouraged to explore the data and other datasets prior to the event.


Participants must submit completed solutions for judging and make an in-person presentation on October 21st. One winner per challenge will be announced at the conclusion of the event on October 21st.


The winning teams will also be invited for a live demonstration as part of the 2017 Midwest Fall Technology Conference, October 22nd -24th.





The Challenges will be graded against the following set of criteria:

  • Impact: Demonstrates potential for widespread public health impact.

  • Innovation: Offers new and creative technology or process innovation solution.

  • Approach: Incorporates end-user input/feedback and brings cross-disciplinary expertise data, clinical medicine and business implementation.




Prizes are anticipated to include a cash prize and a limited number of free registrations to the Midwest Fall Technology Conference for the winning team of each challenge.



Eskenazi Health has generously agreed to provide free parking for the 2017 Indiana Medicaid Data Event in Eskenazi Surface Lot B. Lot B is located immediately south of 10th Street and west of Regenstrief Institute between Riley Hospital Drive and Eskenazi Avenue. Gates will be open from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM on the day of the event. Carpooling is strongly encouraged.


Find on Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/zMvNDKC6G632



Please access and review the full challenge rules via the link below. All participants must sign in agreement to the rules prior to participating in the challenge.