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Hack4Health brings together bright minds to rethink healthcare.

  ABOUT HACK4HEALTH

What if we could rethink our current healthcare practice from the ground up, starting from a blank page? That's exactly what will happen at Hack4Health.

Hack4Health brings together students, researchers (care) professionals, entrepreneurs, industry players, government bodies, hospitals and other stakeholders to give rise to the future of our healthcare​ by coming up with new ideas and building solutions that matter.

Whether it's challenging our current healthcare system or building a future-proof hospital, at Hack4Health, a room full of multidisiplinary teams and healthcare experts will explore new business models and experiment with tech prototypes to boldly advance today's perspectives.

No matter what background you have, Hack4Health is a great opportunity for you to meet likeminded people, learn about all things health care innovation and contribute towards a sustainable, scalable and digital healthcare system. And most importantly, to have fun of course!

Are you ready? Dive into the program below. 

WHAT'S AT STAKE?

What's better than contributing to the design of our future hospitals and healthcare system? The grand cash prize of €1500 of course! Take it home if your team ends up winning the pitch competition at the end of the event!

 

  TRACKS & CHALLENGES

HACK

THE SYSTEM

HACK

THE HOSPITAL

1. Reboot the system

 

Belgium has a robust healthcare system with a very high quality of care. With a cost that is still within acceptable boundaries if you compare it to neighbouring countries. However, with the change in demographics, lifestyle diseases, more chronic diseases… there is more and more pressure on the financing of our system. One of the challenges is to create scale in such a system, with more patients, but not more expenses. We all agree we want better outcome for the patient, and technology could play a vital role in that. Suppose you could reinvent the healthcare system, using technology to create scalability, what would you change? What role would/could/should a government play? And what would be a (small) first step to realize this reboot? 

Find the challenge video here.

2. Technology for warmer care

We only truly understand how the care process works once you experience it first-hand. As a patient, you see the inside of the system and you start seeing its upsides, but also its flaws. Luckily, many care organisations put the patient front and centre. But how does a real patient experience their care path? Do they perceive the same strive for quality? Do they see opportunities for improvement? And what role could technology play?  Even though technology is often considered the big bad wolf as it takes away time to focus on the patient, how could we turn this around and use technology to really make time for the patient? Make technology as invisible as possible, but as present as needed... 

Find the challenge video here.

3. From medical transaction to patient interaction

The healthcare industry is changing, and as a result of the current dynamics we’ll see more and more care taking place outside of the hospital. Hospital visits will therefore become a mere building block in the care chain. And in times where patients are becoming increasingly digitally engaged, how can a hospital better interact with patients outside the hospital? As a hospital wants to provide better care, improve patient involvement and provide both patients and healthcare professionals with the right information at the right time. What technology could help to bridge the patient and the hospital? 

Find the challenge video here.

4. Integrated care pathways to go from standardized to customized care

Many of today’s efforts in the healthcare sector point towards digitally enabled integrated care pathways to provide better patient care, reduce costs and increase efficiency in hospitals and for the care system at large. When we think about patient care plans, often these are linked to clinical pathways, protocols, without much involvement from the patient. How can digital technology help to standardize care, but with the patient fully involved? As many apps for different care pathways are flooding the market, how can they be linked together in a way where care providers and patients have the same information at hand, using the same data? What data would be interesting to share, and as such providing gains for patients, care organisations, the industry and the government. 

Find the challenge video here.

 

PROGRAM  

February 11th 2020

Hack4Health Inspirational pre-event Genk

This event has ended, find the slides here

Hack4Health Inspirational pre-event Ghent

February 18th 2020

This event has ended, find the slides here

February 20th 2020

Hack4Health Inspirational pre-event Antwerp

This event has ended, find the slides here

Friday November 27th

5:30 PM

REGISTRATION & DINNER

7:00 PM

PEP RALLY

7:30 PM

TEAM FORMATION

8:30 PM

BRAINSTORM PREP FOR TEAM CAPTAINS

START TO HACK

9:30 PM

Saturday November 28th

7:00 AM

BREAKFAST

9:30 AM

VALUE PROPOSITION & BUSINESS MODEL WORKSHOP

12:30 PM

LUNCH

4:00 PM

PROTOTYPING WORKSHOP

7:00 PM

DINNER

HACKING

HACKING

HACKING

HACKING

HACKING

HACKING

FROM

HACKING

HACKING

HACKING

HACKING

HACKING

FROM

6:30 PM

WITH FOOD & DRINKS

Sunday November 29th

7:00 AM

BREAKFAST

9:00 AM

LET'S GET ACTIVE

12:00 PM

LUNCH

PITCHING

WORKSHOP

1:00 PM

CLOSING AWARDS CEREMONY

FINAL PITCH

4:00 PM

 

  PRICES & REGISTRATION

Whether you're a student, researcher, (care) professional, designer, developer, patient, or someone with any other background or expertise, everyone is welcome to participate in Hack4Health.

All participants need to register by themselves, but if you want to register as a team, every team member can assign the team name during the registration process. If not, you'll be able to form a kick-ass team at the start of the event, based on complementary skills and expertise.

STUDENTS

€25

PROFESSIONALS

AND OTHERS

€75

       WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • All meals during the event

  • Drinks all weekend long

  • Snacks all weekend long

  • Access to the sleeping hall

  • Access to showers and toilets

  • Access to industry experts

  • Access to all workshops during the event

  • Access to High-speed WiFi

  • Post-its, markers, flip charts,..

  • Great networking opportunities

  • Acces to tons of healthcare stakeholders

  • A chance to win lots of prizes

 

PARTNERS & EXPERTS  

Are you interested in becoming a partner or expert? Get in touch!

 

  PRACTICAL

When

November 27th - 29th 2020

Where

Flanders Expo

Maaltekouter 1, 9051 Gent

How to get there

Take exit 14 on E40 Brussel – Oostende

Take bus 76, 77 or 78 to Flanders Expo

Take tram 1 to Flanders Expo

Contact

Parking

Here's an easy wayfinding video to get to parking A4