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Humana Launches Innovation Challenge to Make Digital Health Records More Useful

Teams will compete, using high-tech solutions to present complex data in a more linear, logical and human way

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017 11:30 am EST

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LOUISVILLE, Ky.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) is sponsoring an Innovation Challenge in California to make digital health records – specifically in the Medicare space - more useful to patients, physicians, caregivers and others who need to see complex data in a more human-centered way.

Traditionally, the health care industry has stored digital health records - medical claims, pharmacy claims, calls, letters, hospital stays, and health program participation - in disparate places across different systems.

But with advanced data processing and analytics, it is now possible to assemble these data sources into a chronological “story,” with all the different elements stitched together into a logical time order. Now that the data is organized, the opportunity is to present the data through a tool simple enough to allow users to make sense of even the most complex chronic history.

That’s the challenge for participants, who are encouraged to use visual and/or voice interaction modes to help users – including doctors, care managers, customer-service associates, and certainly the patient and her family - make best use of the data. Teams are welcome to use design tools, animation tools and emerging technologies such as:

  • Sketch, InDesign, Balsamiq, Azure, Adobe XD, etc.
  • Web experiences, tablets or smartphone apps
  • Alexa, Google Home, Siri, etc.
  • Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning
  • Natural Language Processing

For the challenge, Humana will provide simulated patient data. The teams will be asked to bring these complex data sets together into an understandable, navigable experience.

Humana is looking for students, individuals and early stage startups (pre-seed and seed stage) based in California that are excited about opportunities to help in the health care space. The official rules and other details can be found here.

Teams can choose to develop a consumer-focused solution and/or a health care provider-focused solution. Each approach must show how to deliver value by improving clinical quality, decreasing cost, and making it easier for people to achieve their best health.

The deadline for online submissions is Sunday, Dec. 3. Humana will announce six finalists, who will present their ideas to a panel of judges on Tuesday, Dec. 19.

The first place team will receive $10,000. Second place will get $5,000, and third place will get $2,500.

About Humana

Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) is committed to helping our millions of medical and specialty members achieve their best health. Our successful history in care delivery and health plan administration is helping us create a new kind of integrated care with the power to improve health and well-being and lower costs. Our efforts are leading to a better quality of life for people with Medicare, families, individuals, military service personnel, and communities at large.

To accomplish that, we support physicians and other health care professionals as they work to deliver the right care in the right place for their patients, our members. Our range of clinical capabilities, resources and tools – such as in-home care, behavioral health, pharmacy services, data analytics and wellness solutions – combine to produce a simplified experience that makes health care easier to navigate and more effective.

More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the Investor Relations page of the company’s web site at www.humana.com, including copies of:

  • Annual reports to stockholders
  • Securities and Exchange Commission filings
  • Most recent investor conference presentations
  • Quarterly earnings news releases and conference calls
  • Calendar of events
  • Corporate Governance information

Contact:

Humana Inc.
Alan Player, 502-580-3031
Corporate Communications
aplayer@humana.com