“MIT originated the Hacking spirit — creating clever solutions from existing technologies — and healthcare desperately needs more hacking. Digital solutions are rapidly improving healthcare while scaling access globally. It is an amazing time for new healthcare ventures, as healthcare spending in emerging countries is multiplying and digital healthcare serves as the foundation to drive growth and quality,” said Zen Chu, faculty director for MIT’s Hacking Medicine Initiative. “This hackathon will focus on giving BIO attendees a fun, interactive event to experience design thinking applied to healthcare, while crowd-sourcing high impact problems that can transform the patient experience.”
“BIO is thrilled to partner with MIT H@cking Medicine to host this unique event designed to generate and encourage open innovation focused on healthcare’s most pressing issues,” said
The best solutions fundamentally change the quality and experience of care, but often require patients, caregivers, health professionals and product companies to change behaviors or collaborate for maximum impact. This event will gather this audience for an interactive session to identify large opportunities and new business models where existing digital technologies — mobile, imaging, sensors, communication, telemedicine, software, etc. — can improve the patient experience and outcomes.
The event is open to all registered Convention attendees. Outsiders and attendees can contribute ideas to the event before, during and after the event at www.sli.do/hackmed.
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About MIT H@cking Medicine
MIT’s healthcare hackathon process and content are openly shared and were developed in MIT’s
MIT H@cking Medicine
Zen Chu, Faculty Director
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