Launched in November 2012 in collaboration with Kaggle, a leading platform in solving data science challenges, and with Alaska Airlines and Ochsner Health System, the Quests invited data scientists and designers to use analytics and design to find ways to increase efficiency for airlines, travelers, hospitals and patients.
Flight Quest is described more in the video below
The eight winning Hospital Quest applications address the estimated $100 billion wasted annually due to healthcare inefficiencies by aiming to improve the communication throughout a patient’s time in the hospital, as well as before and after a patient’s stay. These apps include:
- a smoother patient transfer and discharge process;
- streamlined scheduling between primary care physicians and specialists;
- automated pre-authorization requests for patient medications; and
- a set of tools empowering patients to be more connected to their health decisions.
Developers and data scientists representing 58 countries submitted more than 3,000 combined ideas. A total prize pool of $600,000 in cash awards will be distributed among the winners of both Quests. Kaggle’s live leaderboard scored the Flight Quest algorithms, determining the most accurate predictive models compared to the industry benchmark. A panel of five judges from GE, Ochsner Health System and Kaggle scored the Hospital Quest entries.