During the datathon, medical clinicians and data scientists will be grouped in teams to explore questions submitted by clinicians. They will use a variety of tools and actual patient information in de-identified databases to explore the answers to these questions. The teams will be mentored by experts from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) who have participated in previous datathons. Teams will present their findings on Saturday afternoon, and winners for the best research questions and findings will be chosen. Winners will be invited to present their findings Sunday at the 49th Critical Care Congress. All participants will receive details about their teams, questions, and other details in late January 2020.
During previous datathons, clinical questions resulted in research published in peer-reviewed publications. Examples are listed Clinician Participants: What makes a good research question? section.
Check out these videos to learn more about other datathons that have tackled issues related to critical care.
What happens at an AIMed datathon?
DAT-ICU 2018 : Datathon for Intensive Care
NUS-NUHS-MIT Healthcare AI Datathon and EXPO 2018