about the event
Together with our partners Telios Care, we designed this event to educate and inspire university students to tackle Europe’s Health Care challenges. This competition among student teams from a range of disciplines encourages a new generation of health innovators to find simple and efficient solutions to Remote Health Care.
The Telemedicine Hackathon is a four-day event that challenges you to meet like-minded individuals and find together solutions that could improve the health and lives of people in Romania. If meeting people who share your interests and working together on an idea that could become one of the innovative solutions to our topic sounds great, you landed in the right place!
Join us on 16-19 September 2021!
How It works?
You will register by getting your free ticket and you will join a multidisciplinary team. You will be presented the theme of the event and the challenges and you will have one day to work on the project with the support of the mentors and trainings offered to tackle real life healthcare challenges. You will pitch your ideas to a prestigious judging panel and get a chance to win one of the two prizes.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
This hackathon is accessible to all undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in health care innovation. You do not need any prior experience in health care innovation or entrepreneurship and students from all academic fields are welcome to join our event!
You will receive training and mentorship from key experts and invaluable networking opportunities. By taking part in this hackathon, you’ll gain new soft skills, explore practical training, receive a participation certificate and have the chance to win one of our prizes!
WHEN AND WHERE?
The hackathon is designed as a 4 days event, starting on Thursday 16th of September. This will be an online event, held on Discord and Zoom, so you can connect remotely irrespective of your location! If you are not familiar with the platforms, don’t worry as we will provide support on how how to use them.
Registration deadline: September 5th
10:00-11:00 🕙 Training → Innovation in Healthcare and Social services
Trainer: Ion-Gheorghe Petrovai
🐝 This training is designed to help you gain a practical understanding of how you can innovate in the social and healthcare sphere, how to identify a problem and the opportunity and what steps you need to take once you think of a solution.
🐝 You’ll get insights on landscape understanding, resource identification, the innovative process and get to apply innovation while learning how to to design solutions and approach possible challenges.
🐝By the end of this training, you’ll improve your innovative thinking and be able to develop ingenious solutions to achieve best innovative practices within your area of interest.
11:30-13:30 🕦 Training → Digital transformation to product showcase
Trainer: Cristian Pătru
🐝This training is meant to help you learn to build the prototype that best showcases your solution. We’ll go through all types of prototypes, from low to high- fidelity, and we’ll see which one suits you best.
🐝From user scenarios to wireframes and interaction, we’ll define and talk about every step involved in the process.
🐝My goal is that at the end of this session, each of you will know what type of prototype you can create for your product, but especially HOW to build it.
16:00-19:00 🕓 Training → Pitching for innovation in Healthcare
Trainer: Răzvan Cherecheș
This training is designed to help you gain a practical understanding of how to present your project idea. From telling your story in an inspiring, creative way, to convincing your audience and possible investors of the value of your idea.
You’ll get insights on slide deck usage, how to expose the problem, resources needed and solution and why creatively answering the questions and wrapping up can add up value to your pitch. Moreover, find out why it is important to know how to ask for help and how to make the call for action that will impress your audience.
By the end of this training, you’ll know what to highlight in order to prove that you are competent and impress the prospective investors.
10:00-10:30 – Welcome & program presentation
10:30-11:30 – Ideas presentation
11:30-12:00 – Teams development
12:00-12:30 – Q&A
12:30 – Working hours
08:30-09:00 – Coffee & Q&A
09:00-16:30 – Working hours
10:00-14:00 – Mentoring
17:00-19:30 – Final pitches
19:30 – Prizes & closing
Below you can find the challenges of this Hackathon, grouped in the category they belong in. Participants can choose to work on any of them, regardless of their expertise.
- Patients’ lack of technical skills
Description: When patients don’t fully understand how to use telemedicine services, it can reduce utilization and hamper accessibility.
Goal: Patients’ digital literacy.
Action: Game on health and wellness topics, with potential to help individuals achieve their health goals.
- Educating health professionals in telemedicine
Description: Many health care professionals cite technology complexity as one of the challenges to implementing telehealth. Unfamiliarity with the technology, the requirement to change routines and the general newness of telehealth could make some physicians uncomfortable.
Goal: Training doctors navigate more easily the telehealth technology.
Action: Educational medical platform where medical staff and professionals meet, learn and exchange their knowledge and experiences on/ with telehealth.
- Digital technology acceptance by elderly
Description: Digital technology acceptance affects the elderly more as they were born before the “digital disruption” age where most systems or services are integrated with the digital technology. At the moment, providing printed out guides and free tech support via email and phone call helps educate seniors and reduce stress around appointments and calling friends/family.
Goal: Providing technology support to elderly.
Action: Find a simple, automated, method to meet older adults where they are in their journey and accompany/ guide them when using telehealth.