Calling all data scientists, health professionals, project managers, and students.

In partnership with HMS and RONIN (and with support from Curtin and La Trobe universities), DHCRC proudly presents the 2020 Telehealth Datathon.

During this flexible, multi-day format, participants will answer real questions, solve relevant health management challenges, and produce data visualisations and models that can be readily applied to support business processes and decision making.

Applications for the 2020 Telehealth Datathon are Now Closed

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What’s Involved

Why Participate?

We know that when passionate people with diverse skills and experiences work together magic happens in the form of active learning and innovative outputs.

In this datathon participants will:

1. Analyse telehealth utilisation pre/during COVID and the impact on the wellness routines of those with behavioural health conditions.

2. Predict post-COVID telehealth utilisation in longer-term management of behavioural health conditions.

Resources and Event Schedule

On Tuesday 1 December (AEDT) teams will be given access to the dataset, challenge questions and resource hub. This datathon is not expected to be a full-time commitment.

Each individual team will plan their own strategy as to how to use their time and resources most effectively across the duration of the datathon. Each team will have access to mentors for support.

About the Dataset

HMS has generously provided a HIPAA-Compliant Limited Data Set (HMS LDS) for this datathon. HMS coordinates benefits for multiple payers in the US and has granted access to eligibility/enrollment and administrative claims data (medical, pharmacy; all places of service) via the HMS LDS.

Datathon Details

The datathon will be held from Tuesday 1 to Tuesday 8 December (AEDT). After the event, HMS may choose to utilise assets produced as translational inputs to business processes.

Each datathon team will be comprised of five members (two data scientists and a health professional, student and project manager).

All individuals must complete an EOI and during the application process can nominate whether they wish to be assigned to a team, or if they are applying as part of an established team.


At the end of the datathon, each team will present their challenge results to HMS for a share of the $15,000 AUD prize pool.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?
The 2020 DHCRC Datathon application window is now closed. If you would like to sign up to receive updates about next year’s Datathon, please fill out this form.
When is the application deadline?

EOIs close at midnight (AEDT) on Sunday 8 November 2020. 

When will I know if I've been accepted?

All successful and unsuccessful applicants will be contacted on or before Friday 13 November 2020.

What are the prizes?

Teams are eligible for a share of $10,000 AUD upon completion and judging of the datathon.

Additional Questions? Email Us!