Health Hack Dublin to generate innovative health solutions

13 Jun 2013

High quality software with the potential to transform healthcare is the goal of Health Hack Dublin, an event where developers and healthcare professionals will collaborate to turn such ideas into reality.

Health Hack Dublin runs 22-23 June at the Irish Computer Society (ICS) in Ballsbridge. Teams will look at devising apps and will explore the use of technology to improve access and quality of care in the community. One of the key tasks will involve a ‘marathon’ of software coding.

The teams will have less than 48 hours to deliver on their projects.

“Our goal is to inform healthcare professionals about the potential of technology, and to empower technology innovators with a platform and network for improving healthcare,” said Jim Friars, CEO of the ICS.

The ICS is organising Health Hack Dublin with support from EMC, Kainos, and Northern Ireland Connected Health Innovation Centre.

Kainos CTO Tom Gray is the mastermind behind the event.

“We know there is great interest out there and that there is a real need for more collaboration in the area of connected health,” Gray said. “The result should be a technology prototype, that may form the basis of later development. Health Hack Dublin will be richly rewarding for everyone involved.”

Health Hack Dublin is open to all healthcare and technology professionals. 

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Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic