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InnoHack 2016 Aims to Solve Healthcare Challenges

Oct 28, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Kate Darden 
Vice President, Marketing & Communications
205-715-5196
Kate.Darden@bhsala.com

Lindsey Allumbaugh
PR Manager, Tenet Southern Region
678-232-7724/
lindsey.allumbaugh@tenethealth.com 

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – October 28, 2016 –Alabama was recently ranked in a national study released by Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index near the bottom for health outcomes including 45th for the overall well-being of its citizens. Despite these poor ratings, Alabama has leading physicians and state-of-the-art health care resources available to its communities. To better understand and address these issues, Brookwood Baptist Health and the department of Health Services Administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), are joining together on November 4-5 to host InnoHack, the second healthcare hackathon event to solve complex health care problems through intensive collaboration.

Beginning Friday, November 4, and ending November 5, teams of participants from various backgrounds and experiences will meet at Innovation Depot to create inter-personal collaboration and unique solutions. Teams will receive feedback from a panel of experts from the health care, business, public health and software development industries.

“The goal of InnoHack 2016 is to bring together our communities’ brightest minds who are dedicated to improving healthcare by solving challenging issues through innovative ideas and collaboration,” said Teresa Shufflebarger, Vice President of Strategic Planning and Business Development at Brookwood Baptist Health. “Our participants will include students, patients, healthcare professionals, scientists and business executives who will help us lead the charge in forward-thinking innovation.”

To register an InnoHack 2016 team or to purchase tickets, available to students for $25 and $50 for all other attendees, please visit www.uab.edu/innohack. A participation fee of $50 is required and space is limited to the first 100 applicants.

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About Brookwood Baptist Health
With roots extending more than 90 years, Brookwood Baptist Health includes trusted providers from the former Brookwood Medical Center and Baptist Health System and is operated by Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare Corp.  Representing the largest healthcare network in Central Alabama, the network’s community of care is comprised of five acute care hospitals with more than 1,700 licensed beds: Brookwood Baptist Medical Center, Princeton Baptist Medical Center, Shelby Baptist Medical Center, Walker Baptist Medical Center and Citizens Baptist Medical Center. Brookwood Baptist Health also provides patients with the largest primary care network in the state, along with physician practices, diagnostic and outpatient surgery centers and a freestanding emergency department. Brookwood Baptist Health is united in service and devotion to the people of Central Alabama and dedicated to putting people back at the center of healthcare.  For more information, please visit BrookwoodBaptistHealth.com.

About UAB School of Health Professions
The UAB School of Health Professions, one of the largest health professions schools in the nation with more than 25 innovative programs, shapes the future of healthcare through teaching, research and translation of discoveries into practice. To improve the quality of health around the world we listen to needs and identify real-world problems; focus our resources and expertise to address the problems; tailor innovative teaching and research to solve the problems; and partner with strategic community, business and global leaders to expand the impact of our efforts. The UAB School of Health Professions’ strategy uniquely positions us to lead efforts to inspire quality health and living of individuals, communities and the world. www.uab.edu/shp

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