Code Hack 2020

Code Hack2020

24 Hours,
100 Participants,
Real Healthcare Challenges.


This years Code Hack takes place March 6/7/8, 2020 at Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria, BC.

What is a hackathon? 

Our hackathon is an opportunity for people who are passionate about improving health care to work together.

Over the course of a weekend, you have the chance to pitch what you see as the healthcare challenges in our region and contribute to what could potentially solve these issues.

Applicants do not have to work in health care and there is no cost to participate. 


And we have one common goal: improving health care.

Central to the Code Hack weekend is the 24-hour sprint.

Once our participants have formed small working groups (around 5/6 people) and chosen the projects they want to work on (you also pitch these project ideas), they then have 24 hours to create solutions. This may be an app, it may be a care pathway, it may be signage, a website, or something for a treatment room, anything goes, YOU get to decide! 
Winners receive opportunities to further develop their prototypes with Island Health’s Innovation Lab and other community partners.

See the fun we had last year in our Code Hack 2019 photo album!

2019 Winning Teams:

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.

Stay in the Loop

The best way to watch this event unfold, see ideas unleashed and witness prototypes come to life is to follow us on our social media channels:

Twitter: @VanIslandHealth

Instagram: @VanIslandHealth

Hashtag: #CodeHack

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