Fraser Health Hackathon
Written by Diane Wild, Senior Consultant, Communications and Public Affairs

On January 21-22, hackathon participants will gather with our experts to find solutions to some of health care’s biggest challenges.

With just over a week to go before the Fraser Health Hackathon weekend on January 21-22, and registration filling up quickly, more than 80 participants are set to gather with our clinical and operations experts to find solutions to some of health care’s biggest challenges.

Computer programmers, software developers, graphic designers, business management and marketing specialists, among others, are being invited to help create tools for:

  • the public to navigate the health care system and connect to resources;
  • health care leaders to better use data to make decisions;
  • public health emergencies such as the overdose crisis;
  • health care providers to communicate and collaborate more effectively;
  • and a wild card challenge for a great project that defies categorization.

Some solutions may use available data to provide actionable information, such as the work we’ve already done using hotspotting to identify where overdoses most frequently occur in our communities. Some may use technologies in novel ways, such as the challenge focusing on specialist e-scheduling. And some may involve process improvements, such as the challenge to create more efficient workflows for multidisciplinary teams.

After hearing presentations from the participants, a panel of judges will award three prize packages, including opportunities to co-develop the most promising projects into workable solutions.

For more information on the hackathon and the challenges, visit healthhackathon.ca.

Hackathon Challenges

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