100 people, 24 hours, the chance to solve real healthcare challenges!
2019's event is now over! Thank you to all those who were involved.
First Place: Team Stay@HomeClub – tackling hospital readmission rates
Second Place and People's Choice Award: Team Shots – addressing how we can simplify the storage of immunization records for patients
Third Place: Team Flare – creating a solution for patients to stay connected with care givers as they visit different areas of the hospital during their stay
Island Health’s first hackathon, Code Hack, was a fun, intense 24-hour event where teams of staff, patients, physicians, industry experts, designers, and students competed against the clock and each other to solve our most challenging healthcare problems.
Taking place the weekend of March 8 - 10, 2019, this was a chance for people with a shared passion for healthcare to come together and collaborate in new and innovative ways.
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The application deadline for this event has now passed, judges are ready, mentors poised and our 100 participants are ready to rock their 24-hour sprint.
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So, just what is a Hackathon?
A hackathon is a collaboration of minds, energy and ideas. People who may not get the chance to work together otherwise, bring their diverse set of skills to the table to identify healthcare issues and then design and build potential solutions.
Don't worry if you are not a tech wizard, we are looking for people from all walks of life who have a passion to address healthcare challenges and contribute to what could potentially solve these issues. Solutions may be new care pathway design, or an app, you may need duct tape and cardboard to solve your challenge, you may need our 3D printers! We invite students, patients, healthcare workers, other staff and any members of the public to participate in this fun event!
This is our first hackathon, but take a look at our friends over at UBC who host an annual event, Hatching Health, to see this concept in action: hatchinghealth.ca/