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Healthcare hackathons

Published: 6th August 2018

A hackthon is a way of gathering people from different backgrounds to form teams, collaborate within a limited time frame, and focus on a specific problem or idea in healthcare to come up with innovative ideas and solutions.

The Innovation Agency, the Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) for the North West Coast, can help local healthcare organisations to run their own hackathons. The video below shows how a healthcare hackthon can bring together diverse thinking with the common goal of solving a challenge, problems can be diagnosed from multiple perspectives.

The Innovation Agency have worked with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Hacking Medicine Team, to gain expertise and knowledge about health and care hackathons to bring great minds together from across industries to help find solutions to healthcare problems.

If you would you like to run your own healthcare hackathon, please get in touch with the Innovation Agency by email

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