In conjunction with ACEP14, an EM Hackathon this weekend brought physicians and technology experts together to develop out-of-the-box solutions related to key challenges in emergency medicine. A team named CodeTimer developed an eponymous product that took home the Grand Prize of $1,000. It also won another $1,000 prize from the Illinois Department of Public Health and had the opportunity to present its solution in innovatED in the ACEP14 Exhibit Hall on Monday.
The CodeTimer solution uses an app on a smart watch platform to enhance care for cardiac arrest patients outside of the hospital, replacing information written on a paramedic’s gloves, saving time and improving documentation accuracy.
The CodeTimer winning team members were John Manning, MD; Sergio Marrero, developer; Cyrus Yamin, MD; Nachi Gupta, developer; and Chris Pagano, business development.