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Hack4Health brings together bright minds to rethink healthcare.
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 winning isn’t the reason you’re participating, but it surely doesn’t hurt to go home with one of the nice prizes! When your team wins the final pitch at the end of the event, you'll end up with a free ticket to Health RampUp (valued at €4000)! But don’t worry, those aren’t the only prizes to walk away with!
RELIVE THE PREVIOUS ONE
This is not our first Hack4Health. Relive Hack4Health 2021. Hit play, you may need to unmute the sound.
At Hack4Health 2022, we'll turn our focus to remote healthcare, exploring different scenario's: Hack Homecare, Hack the Virtual Hospital and Hack the Pathway. 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 3 challenges below to find out more about what's on the agenda during the event.
With a consortium of highly knowledgeable project partners – including LRM, UHasselt, Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg, Jessa Ziekenhuis and Noorderhart – we will pioneer a region-wide Remote Clinical Monitoring Platform and Center at Health Campus Diepenbeek, aimed at empowering data-supported research, health and care.
All public and private stakeholders, together making up the current and future healthcare system, have a lot to learn about how to best deploy technological innovation, what the new health model can look like, and how the different roles and responsibilities ideally should be organised.
o better way to learn how to overcome the known obstacles, and to discover the still unknown ones, than starting to act. That's what we aim for at medemotion.be. You are welcome to join us in this endeavour: your perspective, your insights, your ambitions and your dreams count!
There are 1500 different types of skin diseases and more than 140 million people suffering from them worldwide. As you can imagine, getting a validated diagnosis with this abundance of diseases is not that straightforward. The path to diagnosis in many cases can take several years during which the disease progresses, and the patient’s quality of life digresses.
In many cases, especially young adults may suffer for years from chronic skindiseases with e.g. nodules, abscesses, and pus-discharging fistulas (channels leading out of the skin) which typically can occur in their bodies’ most intimate areas without really understanding where these symptoms are coming from and which disease they are dealing with.
In todays’ ever more rapid world, we wonder how this lengthy process towards diagnosis can be reduced. How might we help skin disease patients, their caregivers and practitioners reach a diagnosis quicker: can e-health play a role to improve their diagnosis journey?
Part of the care offered by the Wit-Gele Kruis (WGK) consists of non-reimbursable care, such as blood pressure measurements, weight measurements, putting on compression stockings…. This non-reimbursable care is not reimbursed by the health insurance or RIZIV, patients have to pay an amount of €7 per day for this type of care.
For measuring blood pressure and weight, there are a number of high-quality telemonitoring solutions on the commercial market that are currently being researched by WGK. However, we do not immediately find a suitable solution for the administration of eye drops.
At the moment, more than 30,000 times a month a home nurse from WGK helps with the insertion of eye drops.
We would like a solution that makes our patients/caregivers more independent and can thus relieve our nurses in their care tasks.
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START TO HACK
BRAINSTORM PREP FOR TEAM CAPTAINS
Saturday October 22nd
REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST
DESIGN THINKING WORKSHOP
VALUE PROPOSITION & BUSINESS MODEL WORKSHOP
Sunday October 23rd
CLOSING AWARDS CEREMONY
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 Neuroventis 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...
All meals during the event
Drinks all weekend long
Snacks all weekend long
Access to the indoor camping site
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 some nice prizes
October 22nd - 23rd 2022
André Dumontlaan 67, 3600 Genk
How to get there
Thor Park is easily accessible thanks to the proximity of the E313/E314 highways (+/- 2.5 km). There are plenty of parking spaces and there is also the possibility to charge electric vehicles.
Line G1, between 6 am and 8 pm every half hour, between 7 am and 9 am and between 3 pm and 6 pm every 15 minutes. Stop at ‘Waterschei Thorpark’, at the entrance of the park.
Lines G1 and 3: ‘Waterschei Mijn’-stop, 2-minute walk to Thor Park
Thor Park is easily accessible from Genk station – distance 5 km: direct bus connection to Thor Park (Take the G1 bus in the direction of Waterschei to Thor Park. It’s scheduled twice every hour and a one way trip is approx. 16 minutes.)
You can book a hotel in the area if you prefer. Check the list of nearby hotels.