All posts tagged: healthcare innovation

HH Windsor/Detroit cross-border hackathon

Welcome to the first cross-border Hacking Health in the world that breaks down barriers to healthcare innovation by bringing together IT and healthcare professionals across the US-Canada border to collaborate, dream up & design apps for patient-centric care.

Windsor-Detroit Hacking Health was held at Tech Town Detroit – an innovation hub just five minutes from the border on May 1-3, 2015.

Friday evening is about pitching ideas and challenges – and forming teams around those ideas and challenges.
Saturday is about working together to bring your idea to life.
Sunday is about demonstrating your innovative app, getting feedback from a friendly panel and vying for up to $30,000 in awards!

267 participants in total
41 volunteers
67 designers
87 practitioners
72 developers


Hacking Health Windsor - DetroitHH Windsor/Detroit cross-border hackathon
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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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Disrupting Costly Medical Devices

Come listen as CEO Patrick Freuler discusses not only how to disrupt the traditionally expensive healthcare market, but brilliantly design a business plan to support it along with a tech app to supplement the product. Patrick is not only a whiz at identifying a true need, but an innovator for the hearing aid market. Saving consumers $12 million to date, he will surely teach you how to identify attractive markets by reducing costs of medical devices and building tech products that complement it, such as Audicus’ hearing test app to be released soon!

Audicus will be presenting at SXSW in March, so we will be including a fireside chat as part of the event to gain insight into how to pitch at these competitions and the company’s overall experience of the event. Please RSVP and buy your ticket via Eventbrite to hold your spot!

For more info on Audicus, check out their site

and this recent Forbes article

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

Once again, register on Eventbrite at:

Kindly also RSVP here on MEETUP if you are coming.

Thank you! The Hacking Health NYC team looks forward to seeing you at this event!




Hacking Health New York CityDisrupting Costly Medical Devices
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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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