CTSI Represented Among IT Contest Winners

Contratulations to CTSI's Anirvan Chatterjee, Katja Reuter, Leslie Yuan, and Eric Meeks, all part of winning IT Contest teams.

Hundreds of individuals from around UCSF participated in the University’s first IT Innovation Contest, which produced 48 proposals from teams that included 200 people. Proposal development was aided by 180 commenters who provided valuable support and feedback, and five winning multi-disciplinary teams were selected as winners.

The team-based contest, designed to develop quick and creative IT solutions that benefit the University, was open to all UCSF Campus faculty, staff, and students.

We are thrilled with the interest and participation.
Elazar Harel, UCSF's Chief Information Officer

“We are thrilled with the interest and participation,” said Elazar Harel, chief information officer, Information Technology at UCSF. “The decisions were not easy to make. There were many outstanding proposals and we did our best to judge based on fair and objective criteria, with special focus on overall value and on ability to deliver within the allotted timeframe.”

In addition to Elazar Harel, the selection committee included Maye Chrisman, associate chair for Finance & Administration in the School of Medicine; and Clay Johnston, director of the of UCSF’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and associate vice chancellor of research.

Winning proposals include:

ZipRounds Mobile Client
Enables providers to send, receive, and store patient-related messages in an easily searchable, indexable, and secure way.
Team: Raman Khanna, Michael Blum, Lekshmi Santhosh, Michael Turken, Larry Suarez, Luis Campos, John Houston, Erin Simon, Tim Greer

Disseminating UCSF Research and Connecting with Disease Communities Via Social Media Automation
Automated data feed strategy via Twitter to disseminate UCSF disease- specific research and promote biomedical advances to the UCSF community and beyond.
Team: Anirvan Chatterjee, Katja Reuter, Bradley Voytek

A Lab Exchange Drupal Module for UCSF
System for sharing lab resources and allowing scientists to communicate their sharable reagents.
Team: John Kealy, Michael McManus, Khang Nguyen

Employee On-boarding: HR and IT Partner Initiative
Streamline employee on-boarding with automated communication from HR to IT support units within minutes.
Team: Pete Seatavakin, Pranathi Sundaram, John Chin, Norma Fong, Lucas Rockwell, Jeff Block

Integrating UCSF Profiles with Salesforce Chatter
Find experts via UCSF Profiles, create Chatter groups, send activity updates on Profiles, and follow people of interest.
Team: Eric Meeks, Nina Jameson, Leslie Yuan

View a summary of all 48 proposals.

Winning teams will have seven weeks to complete their projects. An awards ceremony and showcase of the winning ideas will be part of the [email protected] Sharecase conference at the Mission Bay campus on October 12, 2012.

The IT Innovation Contest was managed using UCSF Open Proposals, a novel proposal mechanism designed to enable transparent and collaborative proposal development and promote multi-disciplinary team building. The Open Proposal tool was created by CTSI’s Virtual Home team.