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Hacking Health Hackathon, by Besançon (France)

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On October 2018, the Hacking Health chapter of Besançon organized its second health hackathon (open innovation marathon). This event confirmed the enthusiasm raised by the first edition, and highlighted three strong trends:

A vast majority of students participated in the marathon: 75% of the 309 participants came from the local university or the “grandes écoles” (renowned engineer and business schools). This massive mobilization of students generates extraordinary energy, creativity, and generosity.

– The expertise of the local ecosystem is well represented: Microtechnology and miniaturization, a specialty inherited from the watch industry of which Besançon is a leader. Thus, many highly skilled engineers have joined teams composed of digital developers, electronic specialists, and designers.

– An important fablab (Fabrication Laboratory) gathering all the material and human resources of two fablabs and two engineering schools allowed to prototype operational devices in less than 48 hours.

extraordinary energy, creativity, and generosity

In this context, all the 24 health professionals and patients who came to pitch their issue have found a team. No team gave up during the weekend, and the quality of the solutions was terrific. This may explain that, two months after the marathon, two project holders are about to create their startup. Since this cannot be done overnight, we created a 3-month incubator program after the hackathon to assist teams in the maturation of their projects and help them connect with the right partners.

Another novelty in 2018: the creation of a showroom, in parallel with the innovation marathon. Seventeen French and Swiss Hacking Health project leaders came to present their innovation to the public, share their experience, and expand their network.

Join the 2019 hackathon in Besançon

– Or find the nearest Hacking Health event

Would you like to participate in the 3rd Open Innovation Marathon of Health in Besançon? Would you enjoy prototyping solutions to respond to real problems posed by health professionals and patients? What about an exciting and entertaining weekend based on cooperation and exchange?

Join the Hacking Health hackathon in Besançon from 18 to 20 October 2019 and imagine tomorrow’s healthcare solutions!

———- Author: Christophe Dollet, Leader of the Hacking Health chapiter in Besançon and Coordinator of France-based chapters. Christophe works at Smart City, a project of the city of Besançon.

Watch this video to get a feeling of the 2018 hackathon in Besançon.



Delphine DavanHacking Health Hackathon, by Besançon (France)
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#HIP613 Dual City Hackathon | HH Ottawa

The #HIP613 hackathon brings together patients, healthcare professionals, physicians, technologists, designers, entrepreneurs, decision-makers, business leaders, researchers, administrators, and governments to collaboratively break down barriers to innovation in healthcare. If you aspire to help transform the access and delivery to healthcare for the better, join us! If not you, who?

Our 2019 Judging Panel

Mari Teitelbaum, B.Sc.H MHA, Vice President of Provincial Programs and Chief Innovation Officer, CHEO

Her unique background and her passion for applying technology to improve health care systems make her an asset to CHEO’s team.

Mari started her career as an electrical engineer, where she recognized the value of technology to enable efficiency and effectiveness. After ten years in the high tech industry, she decided to go back to school and get her Masters of Health Administration at the University of Ottawa. As the daughter of a CHEO physician and a mother herself, she passionately believed that she could use her technology skills to help clinicians care for kids in this community.


Heidi Sveistrup, CEO and Chief Scientific Officer of the Bruyère Research Institute and VP, Research and Academic Affairs

Heidi is an active investigator at BRI whose research focus is in stroke rehabilitation and the use of technologies to support wellness, engagement and long life. She is also the academic lead for the Bruyère Centre for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care (CLRI).



Kevin Grignon, Design Lead for IBM Business Analytics, and Director of IBM Studios Ottawa

Kevin is a designer with over 20 years of experience designing and delivering software and service experiences. Kevin has led design organizations to deliver simple, elegant, and compelling product experiences to market for clients including Coca-Cola, Bank of China, Huawei, Corel, Nortel Networks and others.

Timon LeDain, Director of Emerging Technologies, Macadamian Technologies

Timon is the Director of Macadamian’s growing business in connected health and the Medical Internet of Things (MIoT). Responsible for Macadamian’s IP strategy, partnerships, and emerging technology development initiatives, his areas of focus include healthcare, voice experiences, and consumer products.




This year’s 2019 hackathon features the following prizes:

    • Win an opportunity to pitch your solution directly to the Innovation decision-makers at the Bruyere Hospital. In return, they will provide your team with advice, feedback, and potential for piloting within the hospital. Sponsored by Bruyère Hospital.
    • Win an opportunity to pitch your solution directly to the Innovation decision-makers at CHEO. In return, they will provide your team with advice, feedback, and potential for piloting within the hospital. Sponsored by CHEO.
    • Two teams will be awarded travel and accommodation for two participants to pitch at the June 18 Hackathon Finale Showcase in Kitchener. Sponsored by AGE-WELL.
    • Up to $10,000 in student and faculty support to assist a project that addresses technology related to aging. Sponsored by the Garbarino Girard Centre for Innovation in Seniors Care at Algonquin College.
    • Three 1/2 day studio sessions with the team at IBM Studios Ottawa to help the winning team bring their concept from napkin sketch to market ready. Prize winners will get access to IBM Studios designers for guidance on research methods, user experience design, user interface design, design systems, and user testing. Sponsored by IBM Ottawa.
Hacking Health Ottawa#HIP613 Dual City Hackathon | HH Ottawa
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HH Liverpool Cafe: Rehabilitation, Healthcare and Tech

Join us on the 25th of January at Sensor City to hear from a range of speakers about innovations with rehab in healthcare. Meet with other likeminded people passionate about improving healthcare and find out more about how your skills and knowledge can be used to develop innovations and technology within rehab healthcare. Drinks and refreshments provided


Guest Speakers

Gabor Barton – Professor of Clinical Biomechanics at Liverpool John Moores University

More TBA soon…

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HH Liverpool cafe: Preventative Healthcare and Tech

Join us on the 30th of November at Sensor City to hear from a range of speakers about innovations in preventative healthcare. Meet with other likeminded people passionate about improving healthcare and find out more about how your skills and knowledge can be used to develop innovations and technology within preventative healthcare. Drinks and refreshments provided


Guest Speakers

Paula Carroll – Co-creator of ‘Dr. Feelwell’ and lecturer at Edge Hill University

Elsa Zekeng – from North West Bio Tech Initiative

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HH Berlin Patient Care Goes Digital Hackathon

Patient care goes digital

We are inviting physicians, psychologists, nurses, scientists, patients, entrepreneurs, designers & developers to team up for one weekend conceiving innovative ideas within healthcare. The goal is to gather 25 experts to work on different healthcare challenges and compete in a hackathon for long term project support. The focus for this hackathon will be: How can we improve patient care by using digital technologies?


How to get involved:

pre-hackathon phase

  • Sign up on post your idea or pain point as a project and build your own team or join an existing team
  • teams should consist of 5 participants with multidisciplinary backgrounds e.g. a medical doctor, developer, designer, entrepreneur and a scientist





  • come to the venue
  • meet your team
  • enjoy good food and hack away
  • throughout the event we will have keynote speeches and breakout sessions
  • At the end of the hackathon most promising projects will be selected by the jury and rewarded with an extensive training and support through a strong local network.

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Become an expert on FHIR


As FHIR growing we purpose a special 1 day workshop dedicated to become an expert in FHIR with the international expert James Agnew.

What is FHIR?

FHIR® – Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources ( – is a next generation standards framework created by HL7. FHIR combines the best features of HL7’s v2 , HL7 v3 and CDA product lines while leveraging the latest web standards and applying a tight focus on implementability.

FHIR solutions are built from a set of modular components called “Resources”. These resources can easily be assembled into working systems that solve real world clinical and administrative problems at a fraction of the price of existing alternatives. FHIR is suitable for use in a wide variety of contexts – mobile phone apps, cloud communications, EHR-based data sharing, server communication in large institutional healthcare providers, and much more.

Who is James Agnew?

James Agnew is an architect with University Health Network in Toronto Canada. He has spent the last 10 years pushing open source technologies as a way of building better software in the health arena. As a part of this mission, he leads the HAPI project, which is a free platform for exchanging medical data used in projects around the world.


Familiarity with web technologies such as REST and JSON/XML


(including lunch and full access to Hacking Health Camp)
[row][col offset_sm=”4″ sm=”4″]Enroll now !

Hacking Health > StrasbourgHacking Health Camp 2016

1. Overview of different data standards in healthcare, and current methods for exchanging data
2. The FHIR data model: resources, datatypes, narratives

3. The FHIR REST API: creating, updating, and finding health data

4. Profiling, extending and constraining FHIR for your own use
5. Patterns for building FHIR servers and clients

7. FHIR implementations currently happening
8. Development libraries and where to get help

Hacking Health StrasbourgBecome an expert on FHIR
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Digital Health Year-End Bonanza

We are excited to announce the End-of-the-Year Digital Health Party in collaboration with Blueprint Health, gyro:human, NYP Innovation Center, Startup Digest, Rocketure, and other healthcare pioneers on Dec. 15th. Come join us for the night of networking as we usher out a remarkable year and look towards even greater achievements in 2016.

We are looking forward to hear your feedback on our ongoing & planned activities and touch-base on Health Hackathon event we are targeting to host early Spring’16. Details will be communicated once we have formalized timelines and logistics. Our goal is to tailor this event based on what matters most to you: the attendees! Please help us accomplish this goal and fill the survey here to make hackathon experience exceptional.

Hacking Health NYC Organizers
Munibur Bhandari
Peter Castellano
Mariam Giorgadze
Clarence Bell
Frida Matute
Michelle Lee
Ali Nayyar




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HH Hamilton, ON café “Teamwork”

Starts at 6:30pm!

Hacking Health Hamilton is a forum where innovators in healthcare, design, and technology meet, discuss, and share their enthusiasm for improving healthcare through collaboration and innovation.

• You might be a physician, nurse, therapist, or allied health professional with an idea that could solve a problem, and you are looking for technical and design help to make that idea a reality.

• You might be an app builder with a concept for improving health and looking for clinical expertise to refine and deploy it.

• Or you might be a patient advocate enthusiastic about improving our health and wellness through the innovative use of technology.

Whatever the case, Hacking Health is where you need to be!

This time we are at the new Hamilton Family Health Team building – the biggest Health Team in the province – headquartered on James St. North across from the CBC.







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From Diagnosis to Crowdfunded Healthcare Startup

Designing for patients? Hear from one patient that built a mobile medical navigator hailed by MD Anderson Cancer Center and ABC News as a life saver.

Check out more about Patient Pilot:


Patient Pilot Website

7:00 pm // Networking

7:15 pm // Introduction and Welcome

7:20 pm // Presentation, Q&A

8:00 pm // Free time for networking

8:30 – 9:00 pm // Event ends



Hacking Health New York CityFrom Diagnosis to Crowdfunded Healthcare Startup
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The State of Mobile Health

This month, speaker Sal Randazzo, Lead Developer iOS/Platforms at Paperless Post, will lead off an informative discussion about the use of Swift. Hacking Health organizers will then facilitate an amazing discussion about how this can be applied in the mobile health sector.

Whether you are a developer, designer, engineer, or other interested in the healthcare field, or a doctor, nurse, administrator, researcher already in the field, come out and join together to discuss innovative solutions to problems in this industry.

We are continuing our NYC Chapter’s ever-so-popular tradition of Hacking Health Cafes – a series of monthly evenings with the goal of bringing together entrepreneurs in the healthcare industry, fostering relationships between technology talent and healthcare experts, and keeping up-to-date with local collaborations, projects and startups. Join us was we grow the first U.S. chapter of Hacking Health, and help start a movement!

COST $5, light refreshments will be provided.

IMPORTANT: Please leave your full name and email address when RSVPing!  And feel free to post any questions you have for the speaker or us.

**Attendance is limited to 50 due to space limitations. If you RSVP yes and then cannot attend, please change your RSVP to free up space for others. Thanks, and hope to see you there!
7:00 pm // Brief networking
7:15 pm // Introduction to Hacking Health: the movement so far and where we plan to go this year
7:20 pm // Speakers, followed by Q&A
8:15 pm // Free time for networking
9:00 pm // Event ends
About Hacking Health
Are you developer, designer, engineer interested in the healthcare field?Are you a doctor, nurse, administrator, researcher with an interesting idea? We welcome you to join the growing Hacking Health movement for the launch of our first US chapter right here in New York City!
Hacking Health invites healthcare experts to collaborate with the vast technology talent in New York. The idea is simple: Hackers love to solve problems, and healthcare has plenty to go around.
Hacking Health Cafe – Learn. Network. Create Solutions.
Want to learn more about Hacking Health? Check out our website and blog. You can also follow us on Twitter at or on or on LinkedIn. Questions or want to get more involved? Email us at:




Hacking Health New York CityThe State of Mobile Health
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