Hacking Health Camp is a 3 days international event dedicated to breaking down the barriers for innovation in healthcare. Each day, an event creates a space for health professionals, designers, hackers, makers and entrepreneurs to collaborate. It’s an event for anyone interested in health innovation as it rallies health and tech professionals around their common interest, helping them discover amazing possibilities for tomorrow’s health.
inspire, learn, act
Friday morningInspiring and forward-thinking conferences on the future of health by a line up of internationally-recognized health mentors.
Friday afternoonWorkshops and conferences centered around the technical, medical, legal and design aspects of healthcare.
Friday evening to sundayThe hackathon will run from Friday evening to Sunday evening. Health professionals, developers and designers will create prototypes based on challenges submitted before the event. The idea is simple : as inspiration is the essence of creation, what’s best than listening to well known and visionary physicians, entrepreneurs and philosophers to be inspired and seeing startups already innovating. Then exchanging about health data and learning about medical and technical opportunities. Finally transform all this in action by working together to create innovation and next big thing. Health professionals and designers, developers, UX researchers and engineers expressed their expectations about topics such as : ethic, health datas, interoperability, what is the worldwide evolution of digital in healthcare ? Where are the technical limits ? What are legal issues and solutions ? What data exist, how to access it and use it to improve healthcare and deliver on the Big Data promise ?
With Hacking Health Camp you will find answers to these questions.
A High Profile EventHacking Health Camp is a place of innovation in action and we are on the fast track to become Europe’s biggest and most important event in healthcare innovation.
Past events and outcomesHacking Health is an international movement: since 2012, over 50 hackathons and hundreds of healthcare events took place in Canada and across the world. The first French edition of the Health hackathon took place in march 2014 in Strasbourg and more hackathons are scheduled to take place in Hong Kong, Saskatoon, New York and Berlin to name a few. About the creative energy of Hacking Health in Strasbourg :
“We all regret we were not in Steve Jobs’ garage in the 80’s, but in 30 years, you will be able to say that you were here in Strasbourg, today…”Uwe Diegel, iHealth founder, march 30th 2014
The Hackathon Concept50 hours event in which the “users” (health professionals) and the “makers” (designers, developers, UX researchers and engineers) collaborate around challenges submitted before the event. The last day, they present a functional prototype to the jury and the assembly. Each year Hacking Health Camp in Strasbourg is a huge success thanks to its ability to cater directly to the needs expressed by healthcare professional:
- participation : 500 attendees came from all over the world. Among them : 90 health professionals (nurses, pharmacists, psychiatrists, physiotherapist,…) and about 200 hackers and designers.
- about 50 challenges submitted with 25 quality prototypes created at each event. It’s already 125 projects realised and more than 10 startups created.
- This was the first hackathon in France to garner interest from national media, both generalist and specialized: Le Figaro, Arte, M6, iTélé, Le quotidien du médecin, La Tribune, DNA, Rue89 Strasbourg,… (see our press and media clippings)
- health expert lawyers : Caroline Zorn, Pierre Desmarais,….
- successful health businessmen : Uwe Diegel, Luc Sirois, Thierry Courbis,…
- experienced health designers : Barbara Bay, Christelle Carrier,…
- group mentors to optimize group cohesion and work : Damien Rilliard, Guillame Lours …
- preto typing expert : Elalami Lafkih
Hacking Health camp allows you to:
- push your collaborative boundaries and problem-solving skills
- create a prototype based on consumer requirements and feedback
- improve your prototype and understanding of the health sector through the advice of industry leaders
Why ?Hacking Health is an experiment in collaboration. Our hypothesis is that the collaboration between front-line clinicians and technology experts will yield innovative approaches to some of healthcare’s most entrenched problems. By rapidly building and testing prototypes, on one end we identify the ideas that have the true potential to scale and on the other we allow participants to take the knowledge they acquired and apply it to new ideas. Our goal is to make this experimentation as low risk as possible for everyone involved – the individual participants, organizers, and supporters. At Hacking Health, we aim to create spaces for collaborative, interdisciplinary experimentation. We bring together health professionals and technologists to work together to prototype and problem-solve new ways to deliver healthcare. It’s a high-energy, messy process with no guarantee of success, but plenty of opportunity for new ideas and to join a team. The outcomes are probabilistic not determinate. We define success as making it easier to reach the limit of one’s field and increasing the probability of successfully interfacing with another perspective so it yields an innovative approach. Our underlying mission is learning how to bring pioneers from across diverse fields together through real and meaningful collaborations.
WE BELIEVE THATReal change comes from the bottom up. Innovation occurs at the interface of diverse minds and perspectives. Collaboration is hard. It requires stepping beyond one’s comfort zone, into the unfamiliar. But it’s worth it.
This year’s theme: Design and its Impact on the Health Sector
Who organize ?
- IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE : events and learning expeditions to acculturate healthcare stakeholders to digital and help digital experts to better understand healthcare needs
- HEALTH & DIGITAL EXPERTISE : panel of services to realize projects with innovative technologies with the best experts on software development, hardware, legal, medical and design
- EXPERIMENTATION : physical platform (hospital unit, pharmacy, GP offices, patient’s home, …) and digital platform (API, services, datasets, …) to test and measure feedback to validate innovations on the field with healthcare stakeholders