Mad About Data Hackathon
The Israeli NPO II2020 led by Dr. Erel Margalit partnered with members of the Israeli health eco-system to produce a hackathon that focused on the theme of big data in digital health.One of the challenges set for the event by Teva Pharmaceuticals, together with Celiac Association of Israel, the Celiac DiseaseFoundation and Azrieli Foundation, was to develop smart tools and algorithms that will enable an early diagnosis of celiac disease.
The aim of the celiac challenge was to yield novel information about celiac patients and to lead to a better diagnoses protocol of Celiac disease than currently available, through the analysis of tens of thousands of patient records.
The ‘CeliACT’ team won first place at the event for their innovative solution: a product that runs on all the medical records in the health provider’s database and alerts the physician when patients with a high risk for Celiac disease are found. The product is based on AI algorithms that were trained and validated on 60,000 medical records (AUC ~0.85).
The leader of the winning team, Shlomit Steinberg-Koch, has founded an innovative startup - ‘Predicta Med’, which provides a decision support platform for early detection of Celiac disease.
We are now working with ‘Predicta Med’ in order to transform their initial idea into viable tool, that will become a gold standard for early diagnosis of Celiac disease in every health organization around the world.standard for early diagnosis of Celiac disease in every health organization around the world.