Hack4Health brings together bright minds to rethink healthcare.

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  ABOUT HACK4HEALTH

Hack4Health is your chance to be part of a vibrant multi-day event to rigorously rethink today’s healthcare system, where we all work together to design, develop and build digital solutions that boldly advance our current perspectives.

At Hack4Health, your background doesn’t matter. We’re all about bringing together a diverse group of people to collaborate and have fun, while tackling big health-related challenges and shaping the future of our healthcare system.

Meet like-minded students, researchers, professionals and entrepreneurs or network with representatives from industry players, government bodies and hospitals. Work on your own idea or get inspired by others. Explore new business models or experiment with tech prototypes. Hack4Health brings it all together to build solutions that matter. 

WHAT'S AT STAKE?

We know that money isn’t the reason you’re participating, but it surely doesn’t hurt to go home with one of the cash prizes! When your team wins the final pitch at the end of the event, you'll end up with €1500! But don’t worry, those aren’t the only prizes to walk away with!

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  CHALLENGES

At Hack4Health 2021, we'll turn our focus to the hospital, the care pathways and the data infrastructure of the future, while using new technologies to facilitate preventive care. At the same time, we understand that the patient and care provider experience should be considered a crucial common thread throughout each of the challenges we'll be trying to tackle. Hover over the 4 challenges below to find out more about what's on the agenda during the event.

​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?

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. The COVID-19 pandemic has ruthlessly shown the cracks in our system when it comes to the current state of standard patient care plans, such as the unnecessary waiting list inefficiencies with regard to bariatric surgery patients  (e.g. gastric bypass). Often, these care plans are linked to clinical pathways and protocols without taking into account the patient and his/her surroundings, while the current payment and reimbursement schemes neglect patient outcomes. How can we enable true integration of patient care pathways using digital technology? And how can we build the right incentive structures around that, allowing for outcome-based payments and reimbursements?

Data is the source of lots of insights these days. Nevertheless, data sources in Belgium are widely dispersed and siloed, which isn't always in the best interest of the patient. What if these data could be used to help professionals and patients make better decisions and get better health results? Or if greater medical intelligence at the hospital level results in better care and more time for the patient? What if this would ensure that we're paying for the right and most appropriate care, tied in with value-based reimbursement agreements? That's exactly what this challenge is all about: how can we make sure that data flows freely through the system while improving access, quality and interchangeability of the data, and combining datasets from multiple stakeholders, both nationally and internationally.

A healthy and happy life, isn’t that what we all want? Being healthy doesn't just benefit you, but the broader society benefits as well. Lower dependency on medical care, greater participation in the economy and being more active in a professional context are all advantages of adhering to a healthy lifestyle. That's exactly why preventive care is crucial, as it has an immediate positive effect on societal healthcare costs. But that doesn't mean it's an easy challenge to overcome. Healthy diets, sufficient exercise, mental well-being, good sleep, and many more factors are important to account for. How can we help people to take an active role in their own health? How can technology be used to facilitate this? Can smart devices, sensors, apps (e.g. doktr), and/or 5G help?

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PROGRAM  

Hack4Health Digital

pre-event 

Available on Demand

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Friday October 22nd

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

HACKING

HACKING

Saturday October 23rd

7:00 AM

BREAKFAST

9:30 AM

VALUE PROPOSITION & BUSINESS MODEL WORKSHOP

12:30 PM

LUNCH

4:00 PM

7:00 PM

DINNER

HACKING

HACKING

HACKING

HACKING

FROM

HACKING

DESIGN THINKING WORKSHOP

11:00 AM

5G WORKSHOP

HACKING

HACKING

HACKING

HACKING

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6:30 PM

Sunday October 24th

7:00 AM

BREAKFAST

9:00 AM

12:00 PM

LUNCH

PITCHING

WORKSHOP

4:00 PM

CLOSING AWARDS CEREMONY

FINAL PITCH

7:00 PM

6:00 PM

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  PRICE & 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.

Still not sure if you should join? Watch this video to see what Jonathan Schreiber, CEO and co-founder of Helpilepsy has to say about hackathons.

HOW MUCH ?

Thanks to the support of our partners, we can provide this event free of charge.

Say wut? Yes...

However, if you sign up, we expect you to show up, as we foresee ample food and drinks which would be a waste if we had to throw that away.

So, sign up. Button below, you know the drill...

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       WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • All meals during the event

  • Drinks all weekend long

  • Snacks all weekend long

  • Access to the sleeping hall

  • Access to industry experts

  • Access to all workshops during the event

  • Access to High-speed WiFi

  • Post-its, markers, flip charts,..

  • Great networking opportunities

  • Access to tons of healthcare stakeholders

  • A chance to win lots of prizes

PARTNERS & EXPERTS  

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Junior Orsi

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

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  PRACTICAL

When

October 22nd - 24th 2021

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