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GCI Lends Support to 2015 Hacking Health Design Challenge

Digital, GCI Newsroom, Healthcare | April 27, 2015

#HHDesign Café Series to Take Place in April – May 2015 in Toronto


Image source: Hacking Health Canada (hackinghealthdesignchallenge.com

Launched in Canada and now taking over the digital health world across the globe, Hacking Health is a grassroots movement designed to improve healthcare by inviting technology creators and healthcare professionals to collaborate on realistic, human-centric solutions to front-line problems.

Whether transforming kids’ health or exploring the topics of virtual care and telemedicine, collaborating on solutions for the mixing of healthcare and technical professionals adds unique value and challenge to Hacking Health events. Medical professionals learn how to adapt their ideas for a technical audience, and hackers – make extra effort to understand unfamiliar problems and help non-technical domain experts refine their ideas.

Last year, GCI was a proud sponsor of the Hacking Health for Kids @ SickKids event, and this year, we are thrilled to be part of another exciting initiative in the digital health space.

In 2015, Hacking Health is partnering with the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN), Canada’s Health Informatics Association (COACH), Canada Health Infoway, and the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) to deliver an eight-week design challenge culminating in a demo showcase and prizes to be awarded at the national e-Health 2015: Making Connections conference May 31 — June 2, 2015, in Toronto.

Throughout April – May 2015, Hacking Health is hosting meetups every two weeks featuring exciting keynotes to keep the participating teams engaged and motivated.

For more information or to register, visit www.hackinghealthdesignchallenge.com or www.meetup.com/Hacking-Health-Toronto. Follow @GCIGroup on Twitter and become part of the #HHDesign discussion.