THINC. attends Hacking Health hackathon
Hacking Health hackathons were held in five Dutch cities during the weekend of 19 to 21 May. THINC. The Healthcare Innovation Center worked with several teams on building innovative healthcare solutions.
Hacking Health brings together technological innovators, developers, entrepreneurs, healthcare professionals and patients. The goal is to come up with innovative healthcare solutions by connecting people who are looking for human-centric solutions to front-line healthcare problems. THINC. The Healthcare Innovation Center attended the Hacking Health hackathon in Utrecht, The Netherlands to brainstorm with other innovators that are active in healthcare. Annette Beetsma, innovation manager at THINC.: “We invited the participants to have us evaluate their solutions and ideas Taking on the role of coach, we asked questions like: Does your innovation link up with existing guidelines and work processes? Who will use it? What is the expected health gain and how will you assess it? In this way, we helped healthcare innovators to examine their ideas more critically. And this fits in perfectly with our mission: to increase the impact of innovations in healthcare. We can thus make a good contribution to this annual event and we'll definitely be attending again next year.”
Dutch Hacking Health hackathon, Utrecht region, The Netherlands
Dutch Hacking Health 2017 is a national initiative that consists of hackathons held at five university hospitals. At UMC Utrecht, some twenty teams got to work on solutions by discussing, designing, developing and testing them. They presented their results on Sunday afternoon. The first prize in the category Best Health Innovation was awarded to the Hixalizer.