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Hackathons

What is a healthcare hackathon?

A hackthon is a way of gathering people from different backgrounds to form teams, collaborate within a limited time frame, and focus on a specific problem or idea in healthcare to come up with innovative ideas and solutions. By bringing together diverse thinking with the common goal of solving a challenge, problems can be diagnosed from multiple perspectives.  

We have worked with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Hacking Medicine Team, to gain expertise and knowledge about health and care hackathons to bring great minds together from across industries to help find solutions to healthcare problems. 

 

How to run a hackathon

Would you like to run your own hackathon? Our team of in-hosue experts has been trained by the world leaders in health hackathons - MIT Hacking Medicine. Email us for more information: eventsteam@innovationagencynwc.nhs.uk

 

Healthcare hackathons supported by the Innovation Agency

 

Collaborate to improve care

This hackathon was organised jointly with NHS England's Chief Scientific Officer, to come up with ideas to improve care in care homes and working with older people.


Hacking Children’s Health

A two day hackathon based at the Institute in the Park, a centre for research, education and innovation at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, was supported by the Innovation Agency and by a team of experts from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Hacking Medicine.


Central Cheshire System Resilience Group Hack

This hackathon was themed on Central Cheshire's model of health and social care, with participants challenged to consider how care in the community initiatives could keep more people out of hospital. 


Grand Healthcare Hack 2016

The Innovation Agency was actively involved in the Grand Healthcare Hack, the largest in the world.


How to run a hackathon

Wold you like to run your own hackathon? Our team of in-hosue experts has been trained by the world leaders in health hackathons - MIT Hacking Medicine. Email us for more information: info@innovationagencynwc.nhs.uk. 

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