Health IT in the CLE Announces High School Data Science Competition

Competition exposes Cuyahoga County high school students to potential of health IT careers

CLEVELAND, Ohio, January 29, 2019 – Applications are now open for the Health IT in the CLE (HIT in the CLE) High School Data Science Competition, open to Cuyahoga County high schools with a goal of exposing students to the potential of health IT careers and building a talent pipeline for Northeast Ohio’s IT employers. The competition will be held March 9 and 16, 2019, at Case Western Reserve University.

“There is a significant shortage of IT talent among Northeast Ohio’s technology companies, and access to talent is critical to an employer’s growth plans,” says Grady Burrows, Director of IT Talent at BioEnterprise. “This competition is a way of opening up the potential of this career path to the next generation, building and diversifying the future workforce and keeping tech talent here in Northeast Ohio.”

The High School Data Science Competition presents five-student teams with a fun problem to solve involving a large data set. With guidance from industry mentors, the teams must undertake in-depth analysis of the data and come up with the best recommendation to address the problem.

High schools can apply now through Feb. 22 at www.hitinthecle.com.

The HIT in the CLE High School Data Science Competition is an initiative of the Northeast Ohio Health IT Collaborative. The competition is hosted by BioEnterprise with support from CoverMyMeds, the Cleveland Foundation and Case Western Reserve University.

About BioEnterprise
BioEnterprise is a business formation, recruitment, and acceleration effort designed to grow the Northeast Ohio healthcare industry. Located in Cleveland, at the Global Center for Health Innovation and in University Circle, BioEnterprise provides management counsel and support services to health IT, medical device, and biopharmaceutical companies. In addition, BioEnterprise convenes and leads strategy for industry-building initiatives such as the Medical Capital Innovation Competition, HIT in the CLE and the Global Center for Health Innovation. BioEnterprise founders are Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Clinic, and University Hospitals. Additional technology partners include the NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland State University and BioOhio. Since 2002, BioEnterprise and its partners have created, recruited and accelerated more than 350 health IT, medical device, and biopharmaceutical companies, and have helped these companies raise more than $2 billion in new funding. To learn more: www.BioEnterprise.com.

About the Northeast Ohio Health IT Collaborative
The Northeast Ohio Health IT Collaborative is comprised of industry professionals and educators who are passionate about working with students to achieve promising futures in Northeast Ohio’s Health IT industry. The Collaborative’s partners include CoverMyMeds, the Cleveland Foundation, Hyland Software, OnShift, BioEnterprise, PartsSource, Pandata, IBM Watson Health, University Hospitals and The MetroHealth System. The Collaborative’s higher education partners include Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, Cuyahoga Community College, John Carroll University, Kent State University, Baldwin Wallace University and The Ohio State University. Additional education partners include the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, North Olmsted City Schools and North Royalton City Schools.

Media Contact:
Jennifer Keirn
Senior Director of Marketing & Communications
BioEnterprise
216.929.0682
jkeirn@bioenterprise.com