VCU to host its first medical hackathon
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Coming next month, VCU students Simone Gregor and Sina Mostaghimi have created VCU’s first hackathon to be aimed specifically at finding health-related solutions.
From VCU News:
“Virginia Commonwealth University is hosting its first medical hackathon, called HealthHacks, in which students from VCU and other schools will spend 24 hours finding solutions to unmet medical needs. During HealthHacks, which starts Saturday, Oct. 1, students will collaborate in interdisciplinary teams of up to four participants to address problems that will focus on three major categories: product design and improvement, hospital throughput, and patient experience. Problems will be pitched from patients, physicians, professors, health care clinicians, engineers and industry sponsors. Students are also encouraged to bring their own ideas to the event to work on in a supported environment.”