|[June 23, 2014]
MIT H@cking Medicine to Host Digital Redesign Hackathon at 2014 BIO International Convention
WASHINGTON --(Business Wire)--
H@cking Medicine is pleased to announce a four hour Digital
Design Idea Hackathon, on Thursday morning, June 26 in conjunction
with the 2014
BIO International Convention®�in San Diego, California.
"MIT (News - Alert) 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 Scott Whitaker, President,
BIO International Convention. "We look forward to engaging the industry
and Convention attendees by sharing insights and perspectives on how to
transform the global industry and continue to deliver on the promise of
biotechnology to heal, fuel and feed the world."
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 aninteractive 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. MIT and BIO leaders will curate rapid-fire problem pitches,
assembly of diverse teams, and application of the H@ckMed process and
digital technologies to problem themes:
Terrible health experiences by patients & health professionals
Patient-doctor-caregiver communication breakdown
Largest gaps in diagnosis, care & engagement for particular disease
Diagnosis & treatment ambiguity with actionable data from new tech
Testable ideas to pilot rapidly with Harvard Teaching Hospitals.
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.
About the BIO International Convention
The BIO International Convention regularly draws over 15,000 attendees,
offers key networking and partnering opportunities and provides insights
and inspiration on major trends affecting the industry.
Advance media registration is available for qualified reporters working
full time for print, broadcast and web publications with valid press
credentials. For registration, schedule at a glance and exhibitor
information, visit 2014
BIO International Convention®. Once registered, search all
attendees, sessions, events, exhibitors, partnering companies and more
To RSVP and learn more about the event, visit here.
About MIT H@cking Medicine
H@cking Medicine Initiative has infected thousands of engineers,
health professionals and entrepreneurs on four continents with a passion
to improve healthcare through entrepreneurship. Events bring together
fresh and diverse perspectives of patients, students, engineers and
entrepreneurs actively working alongside health professionals to
identify big problems and sustainable business models. Hundreds of teams
have formed around complex problems and tested thousands of solutions,
resulting in many startup ventures and scientific collaborations with
MIT's healthcare hackathon process
and content are openly shared and were developed in MIT's Healthcare
Ventures course in collaboration with the Trust
Center for MIT Entrepreneurship and the Harvard-MIT Health Science
and Technology Program. HackingMedicine has co-hosted events across the
world by the Harvard Medical School teaching hospitals, the Department
of Veterans Affairs, White House Office of the National Coordinator for
Health Information Technology, the Ministry of Health for China, the
Disruptive Innovations to Advance Clinical Trials Conference and a few
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