Hacking Health will hold an event from February 21 to 23 at CHU Sainte-Justine and HEC Montreal, at which doctors, nurses, healthcare professionals and health system administrators will collaborate with computer scientists, technologists, programmers and designers “in the creation of digital solutions to improve the health of mothers and their children in Quebec and the rest of the world.”
Hacking Health is designed to improve healthcare by inviting technology creators and healthcare professionals to collaborate on realistic, human-centric solutions to front-line problems. Events have been held in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, and Edmonton. More are scheduled this year in Capetown, Strasbourg, Hamilton, Calgary and Paris.
“Montreal is the ideal location for this kind of event,” says Luc Sirois, cofounder of Hacking Health. “Situated at the intersection of advanced healthcare and software innovation, its creative communities are recognized throughout the world.”
“It is important to build bridges between healthcare professionals working in the field, with a full understanding of their needs in terms of new technology, and experts who understand how to develop these technical tools,” noted Dr. Fabrice Brunet, Director General of CHU Sainte-Justine. “We are happy to host this event which I’m positive will result in powerful digital solutions improving the health system and our patients’ visits.”
“Hacking Health CHU Sainte-Justine will accelerate us though shared experience of open innovation and knowledge creation that will lead, I am sure, to innovations at once surprising, simple, often inexpensive and of great benefit to professional practice in health and social services,” added Real Jacob, Professor and Director of Knowledge Management and Executive Training at HEC Montreal. “This event will also be an opportunity to experience a different but complementary way to develop the capacity for innovation in public organizations.”