• Hacking Health in the Community

    Sidewalk Labs / 307

    Hacking Health in the Community ***Please note, to register you must sign up on our EVENTBRITE page and pay the registration fee*** https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hacking-health-in-the-community-tickets-56513376029?aff=meetups Health Innovation Week 2019 is kicking off with an exciting event hosted by Hacking Health. Join us for an action packed 3-day hackathon March 29th to 31st at Sidewalk Labs Toronto! The mission? Getting EveryOne EqualCare EveryWhere in the community! Together, we'll figure out how we can leverage technology to ensure equal, inclusive access to healthcare for the whole community while creating an integrated health experience virtually and physically. Big Data, AI, Machine Learning, Connected Health… all tech tools are on the table as we hack the problem. We’re calling all passionate innovators, designers, developers, healthcare professionals, entrepreneurs and patients with lived experience to join forces and solve some of the greatest challenges facing patients in the community. Sound like you? Read on! What’s a Hackathon? Hackathons are an amazing events where you’ll meet other people passionate about innovation, show your talent by building creative solutions, and can lead to big things for the winning teams! At Hacking Health, we bring together people from the multiple disciplines including tech, business, health, and most importantly patients! Participants meet and form teams to solve challenges in healthcare by pulling together all their skills and knowledge with support from mentors from all sectors. The design thinking framework is used as the backbone of the hacking process, to ensure that solutions address the end users’ challenge. It also helps teams ideate and iterate rapidly, and build out a prototype for presentation at the Sunday afternoon demos! The Best Part? Prizes! Each team will present their solution on the third day at the demo presentation, which is open to delegates of Health Innovation Week and other attendees. A panel of experts will judge the projects, and the most innovative and impactful solutions will win prizes ranging from cash to in-kind services & mentorship that will support those winning projects as they scale. Tech Tools & Support Hacking is hard work (but fun too!), and takes more than a team to build great solutions over a weekend. We provide a team of talented mentors from health, tech, end users and business to make sure you have all the support you need as you’re building. We’re also proud to offer access to some cool API’s and community data sets to help your team create the best, most cutting-edge solutions out there. Stay tuned for details! Event Schedule March 29th, 6pm-10pm - Friday evening is about pitching ideas and challenges – and finalizing the teams around those ideas and challenges. We will also have a few speakers to inspire and motivate you for what's ahead. March 30th, 8am-11pm - Saturday is about working together to bring your ideas to life. We will have mentors and end users available to help advise your project team as you work to flesh out your prototype. March 31st, 8am-6pm - Sunday is about demonstrating your innovative solution, getting feedback from a friendly panel and vying for a ton of prizes, and invaluable connections! Prototypes must be completed by 3:30pm for presentation at the pitch competition. Networking Café If you need more inspiration or would like to meet other people to form a team, Hacking Health will be hosting a networking café before the hackathon where you can learn more about the issues in community health and some practical tools for working as a team during a hackathon. For more info, keep an eye on our Meetup page! ***TO REGISTER, YOU MUST SIGN UP ON OUR EVENTBRITE PAGE TO PAY THE REGISTRATION FEE*** https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hacking-health-in-the-community-tickets-56513376029?aff=meetup

  • Pre-hackathon Cafe

    20 Bay St

    What is the Pre-Hackathon Networking Café? Health Innovation Week 2019 is kicking off with an exciting 3-day hackathon March 29th - 31st at MaRS Discovery District. Before this hackathon, Hacking Health TO is hosting a Networking Café for participants to learn about the issues in community health, understand tips for participating in the hackathon, and network with other participants. This café will also be a great opportunity to meet potential team members and learn from community leaders. Featured speakers include individuals from SE Health, specialists in Intellectual Property Law, and Design Thinking methodologies. ***To Register please go to our EVENTBRITE page here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/hacking-health-to-pre-hackathon-networking-cafe-tickets-57298992830 Speakers: Brianna Croft - SE Health Tori Edgar - SE Health Cheryl Cheung - Cheryl Cheung Professional Corp, IP law Sequian Wang - Hacking Health What is Hacking Health TO? Hacking Health is an international movement designed to improve healthcare by inviting technology creators and healthcare professionals to collaborate on realistic, human-centric solutions to front-line problems. Learn more about Hacking Health here. What is a Hackathon? Hacakthons are amazing innovation competitions which bring together people from multiple disciplines to solve problems. At Hacking Health events these disciplines can include tech, business, health, and most importantly, patients! Participants meet, ideate, and form teams to solve today's biggest healthcare challenges by pulling together all their skills and knowledge with support from mentors from all sectors. The design thinking framework is used as the backbone of the hacking process, to ensure that solutions address the end users' problems. It also helps teams focus their creative energy to build out a prototype to show at the demo presentation on the final day. Schedule: 6:00 - 6:30: Networking & Registration 6:30 - 6:45: Welcome & Introductions 6:45 - 7:30: Presentations 7:30 - 8:15: Team Building Activities 8:15 - 9:00: Networking & Concluding Remarks Food & refreshments will be served. ***To Register please go to our EVENTBRITE page here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/hacking-health-to-pre-hackathon-networking-cafe-tickets-57298992830

  • IDEATHON: Innovating the Patient Experience

    MaRS Centre

    Hacking Health Toronto is proud to present its next event during Toronto Health Innovation Week at MaRS. Join us for this THIW kick-off Ideathon (https://ideathon2018.eventbrite.ca) and help us reimagine the clinical experience for patients with chronic diseases. Bring your best budding ideas, brainstorm and pitch your solutions! This Ideathon is for techies, healthcare workers, business people, and most of all... patients with lived experience! We're starting from square one, with creativity, technology, and patients as the building blocks for a new vision of the healthcare experience. We are looking for a winning solution that can: - Improve patient outcomes - Give a better user experience... patients are people too! - Provide a realistic solution that makes business sense Schedule 9:00-9:30AM Doors open: Breakfast & Networking 9:30-9:45AM Keynote by Dr. Onil Bhattacharyya 9:45-9:55AM Keynote by Lisa Machado, Patient Advocate 10:00AM - 11:30AM Team Formation and Hacking Begins 11:30AM - 12:30PM Pitching and Judging TO ATTEND THIS EVENT YOU MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE: https://ideathon2018.eventbrite.ca About Dr. Onil Bhattacharyya Dr.Onil Bhattacharyya is the Frigon Blau Chair in Family Medicine Research at Women’s College Hospital. He is a practicing clinician and an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. He has been a Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy at the Commonwealth Fund in New York City and a Takemi Fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health. His research focuses on the application of methods from the software and startup sector to health service design. Dr. Bhattacharyya received his medical degree from the University of Montreal, and PhD in health services research from the University of Toronto. About Lisa Machado Lisa Machado is a former financial journalist who, after being diagnosed with a rare leukemia in 2008, now writes and speaks about the patient experience and the challenges of living with chronic illness. She is the head of PatientSpeak, a communications consultancy that matches patients and caregivers with organizations that want to engage them. She is also the founder of the Canadian CML Network, and the author of the award-winning "Living Well with CML: What you need to know to live your best life with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia." Lisa has been interviewed by CTV News, Rogers Media and the CBC and featured in a number of newspaper articles. She has written for The Caregiver Network and Cure Today magazine. Lisa also writes a regular column at CML-IQ.com and you can find her blog at cmlnetwork.ca.

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  • ArthritisHack @ MaRS Discovery District

    MaRS Centre

    Calling all hackers, designers, developers, engineers, and persons with lived experience! The Arthritis Society with the support of Eli Lilly has partnered with Hacking Health Toronto to host a hackathon - ArthritisHack (https://arthritishackto.eventbrite.com/?aff=meetup). Compete for a chance to win up to $5000 in cash and up to $10000 in in-kind mentorship and consulting services. ArthritisHack (https://arthritishackto.eventbrite.com/?aff=meetup) is a weekend-long hackathon that breaks down barriers to healthcare innovation. ArthritisHack will bring together healthcare professionals, IT professionals, designers, policy analysts, entrepreneurs, and most importantly - PEOPLE WITH ARTHRITIS to collaborate, dream up and produce solutions to empower people living with Arthritis in all aspects of care and life. At ArthritisHack, you will build prototypes for your ideas, so that they can be tested to potentially transform healthcare. We are excited to have The Arthritis Society (http://arthritis.ca/) consider your successful projects for pilot opportunities. Other projects will move on to become viable startups — and that’s how together we can create impact! There are 100 spots open for the hackathon. To participate, please go to the Eventbrite page (https://arthritishackto.eventbrite.com/?aff=meetup) to apply to register. Only participants confirmed through Eventbrite will be allowed to participate. Use promo code letshack2017 for a $10 discount. Got questions? Shoot us an email: [masked] About us Hacking Health (http://hackinghealth.ca/) is a global movement designed to improve healthcare by inviting technology creators and healthcare professionals to collaborate on realistic, human-centric solutions to front-line problems. See our previous Hacking Health Hackathon success stories (http://hackinghealth.ca/success-stories/). Hacking Health Toronto is powered by an incredible group of volunteers and sponsors. We'd love to have YOU join us! For volunteer or sponsorship opportunities, please email [masked]. Our Sponsors

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  • Merging Health and Tech: Insights and Considerations

    The Arthritis Society - National Office

    Hacking Health (http://hackinghealth.ca) (HH) Cafés: where ideas and people mingle. Join us at The Arthritis Society as we prepare for our next hackathon, ArthritisHack (https://arthritishackto.eventbrite.com/?aff=meetup), for a fun evening of discussions around tech and Arthritis. Hear from an amazing lineup of speakers about lessons learned from past hackathons and exchange ideas on what the future can look like for people living with Arthritis. Agenda 1. 6:00 - 6:30 p.m: Doors Open, Mix & Mingle (food and drinks provided!) 2. 6:30 - 6:45 p.m: Opening Remarks + a word from The Arthritis Society 3. 6:45 - 7:30 p.m: Speakers 4. 7:30 onwards: Mix & Mingle What's ArthritisHack? The Arthritis Society, along with Eli Lilly Canada, is partnering up with Hacking Health to host our next hackathon, ArthritisHack, from October 13-15, 2017. Teams will be encouraged to come up with a solution for one of four Arthritis-focused themes: - Communicating with the health care team, family and friends - Emotional health of Arthritis patients - Arthritis in the workplace - Participant’s choice Click here (https://arthritishackto.eventbrite.com/?aff=meetup) to register! About us Hacking Health (http://hackinghealth.ca) is a global movement designed to improve healthcare by inviting technology creators and healthcare professionals to collaborate on realistic, human-centric solutions to front-line problems. See our previous Hacking Health Hackathon success stories (http://hackinghealth.ca/success-stories/). Hacking Health Toronto is powered by an incredible group of volunteers and sponsors. We'd love to have YOU join us! For volunteer or sponsorship opportunities, please email [masked].

  • Understanding What It Means to Live with Arthritis

    Centre for Global eHealth Innovation at Toronto General Hospital

    Hacking Health (HH) Cafés: where ideas and people mingle. We're returning to the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation ( http://ehealthinnovation.org/ ) for an evening of discussions around what it's like to live with arthritis. Hear from a frank and intimate panel of patients and expert clinicians as they share what it means to live with Arthritis, and explore the challenges and obstacles people face when trying to live well with this disease Agenda: 1. 6:00 - 6:15 p.m: Doors Open, Mix & Mingle (food provided!) 2. 6:15 - 6:30 p.m: Opening Remarks & Icebreaker Activity 3. 6:30 - 7:30 p.m: Panel discussion 4. 7:30 - 7:45 p.m: Q&A from Audience 5. 7:45 onwards: Mix & Mingle The Arthritis Society, along with Eli Lilly Canada, is partnering up with Hacking Health to host our next hackathon, ArthritisHack, from October 13-15, 2017. Teams will be encouraged to come up with a solution for one of four arthritis-focused themes: - Communicating with the health care team, family and friends - Emotional health of arthritis patients - Arthritis in the workplace - Participant’s choice Click here (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/arthritishack-tickets-36800572503?aff=meetup) to register!

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  • Hacking Mental Health in the Workplace @eHealth Conference 2017

    Metro Toronto Convention Centre

    Calling all hackers, designers, developers and engineers! Join Hacking Health’s biggest hackathon EVER with up to $675k of grants allocated to transform your hackathon prototypes into fully baked and potentially commercially viable solutions Hacking Health is back at the National eHealth 2017 conference (http://hackinghealth.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a1ed7bb93d2a4c440b12da567&id=785d8ea404&e=bca41d5fdf) and collaborating with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) to tackle one of Canada’s most pressing challenges: workplace mental health and wellbeing. Work stress and mental health are pressing challenges for much of the Canadian workforce. Nearly 40% of long-term disability claims in Canada are related to psychological health. The changing demographics of the Canadian workforce mean that we require new and innovative ways to foster and support a healthy and productive workforce now and in the future. The goal of this hackathon is to develop innovative, evidence-informed, gender-responsive and culturally-appropriate digital mental health solutions that foster the labour force participation of women, men and gender-diverse people at risk of or struggling with workplace stress or mental health injuries. Hackers are invited to work with teams of CIHR researchers and power users to build prototypes over the three-day hackathon. Each project idea will be funded post-hackathon with up to $75,000 to fully develop the prototype into a validated mental health solution. The nine project ideas are: 1) Mental support application for precarious and unemployed workers 2) Supporting the mental health of long-term care workers 3) Fostering well-being, stress reduction and sense of belonging during critical transitions to full-time work 4) Taking control of digital stress in health-care settings 5) E-health interventions for Indigenous mental health in the workplace 6) Addressing the burden of addictions on the workforce with e-tool solutions 7) Building accessible mental health literacy training and supports for under-resourced health-care workplaces 8) Developing an e-mental health program for prevention of major depression in workplaces 9) Role strain support for caregiver employees through digital solutions There are 70 spots open for the hackathon. To participate, please go on the Eventbrite page (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hacking-mental-health-in-the-workplace-ehealth-to-conference-2017-tickets-32995057104?aff=meetup) to apply to register. Only participants confirmed through Eventbrite will be allowed to participate. Got questions? Shoot us an email: [masked]

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  • Prototyping Digital Health Solutions: Getting Ready for the eHealth Hackathon

    Centre for Global eHealth Innovation at Toronto General Hospital

    Hacking Health (HH) Cafés: where ideas and people mingle. Join us at our next Hacking Health Café as we gear up for our flagship hackathon event of the year! This time we're partnering up with the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation (http://ehealthinnovation.org/) to talk about prototyping digital health solutions. Opening remarks will be delivered by Hadi Salah on what to expect at the 'Hacking Mental Health in the Workspace' hackathon and James Agnew, Technical Manager at the Centre and also the lead of the HAPI-FHIR project. Our guest presenters for the evening are all from the Centre as well, and include Quynh Pham (Health Informatics Research PhD candidate), Mark Iantorno (Software Engineer/Android guru), and Damon Pfaff (Healthcare Human Factors designer). These seasoned hackathon veterans will share their insights with you on how to take your idea from start to finish, working in a multi-disciplinary team, communicating between designers and developers, and keeping cool under the excitement and pressure of a hack. Find out more about them at http://ehealthinnovation.org/people/ Agenda: 1. 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.: Doors Open, Mix & Mingle 2. 6:30 - 6:45 p.m.: Opening Remarks, Hadi Salah and Aarti Mathur 3. 6:45 - 7:30 p.m.: Guest Speaker Presentations 4. 7:30 - 7:45 p.m.: Q&A Discussion 5. 7:45 - 8:30 p.m.: Mix & Mingle For more information about the hackathon (Hacking Mental Health in the Workspace) and to register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/hacking-mental-health-in-the-workplace-ehealth-to-conference-2017-tickets-32995057104

  • Hacking Women’s Heart Health: A Design Jam

    CSI Spadina

    IMPORTANT - only a handful of spots available for this event. We are seeking technology (developer, programmer, engineer, CTO startup founders, etc) and designers (UX/UI, story telling, user experience experts). For consideration, please email [masked] with the following: Name: Current occupation: Employer: Skill set: Thank you and we will get to your responses as soon as possible. Please note, your RSVP on meetup.com will NOT be used to confirm attendance, only emails sent to [masked] will be considered. DESCRIPTION Many women in Canada are not aware that heart disease and stroke is the leading cause of death. In fact, most Canadian women have at least one risk factor for heart disease and stroke. CIHR’s Institute of Gender and Health, CIHR’s Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health, Heart & Stroke, Hacking Health, and Cossette Health are partnering to support health researchers in translating their research and outcomes into greater health impacts through innovative new design and hacking approaches. This design jam aims to catalyse collaboration between a multidisciplinary group of participants encompassing researchers, patients & end users, designers, engineers and marketers to address significant knowledge gaps that exist between health research findings and clinical practice in the area of women’s heart health. Join this intimate two-day design jam to support women’s heart health researchers learn new and innovative co-design techniques that will support the co-creation of impactful and scalable solutions targeting heart health for women all across Canada. Expert facilitators from Hacking Health and Cossette Health will drive the sessions and provide post-workshop support. Format CIHR trainees will organize into groups in collaboration with a multidisciplinary set of stakeholders that encompass patients & end users, designers, engineers and marketers. Through a facilitated two-day workshop, teams will learn and practice innovative design techniques to co-create solutions designed to bridge the knowledge gap between research and better health outcomes. The tools and resources provided at the workshop will aid researchers to think in new mindsets, developing scalable solutions impacting women’s health across Canada. Towards the conclusion of the event, teams will present solutions they co-developed over the two days to a panel of judges for some fantastic prizes designed to support the refinement and scale-up of solutions. Tentative agenda: Thursday, Feb 9, 2017 1:00pm – kick off, introductions, keynote speaker 2:00pm – Team building exercise 3:00pm – Introduction to human-centered design to solve complex challenges 4:00pm – Networking Friday, Feb 10, 2017 9:00am – Breakfast and workshop day 2 kick off 9:00am to 12:00pm – Empathy, discovery, ideation and design principles and hands-on activities 12:00pm – Lunch 1:00pm to 3:00pm – Prototyping hands-on activities 3:00pm – Solutions pitches 4:00pm – Awards Prizes To support the refinement and scale-up of co-designed solutions, a number of cash prizes will be available to support researchers in making a real impact. Cash prizes awarded are to be exclusively used to refine and scale-up the solutions co-designed at the workshop.

  • AGE-WELL - Hacking Health National Ideathon Kick-off

    NOTE: You must register on the eventbrite page (https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/age-well-hacking-health-national-ideathon-toronto-tickets-30058429572) to attend and participate. This Meetup.com posting is for informational purposes only. AGE-WELL and Hacking Health have teamed up to launch a national ideation competition. The challenge is focused on identifying and investing in great new ideas (technologies and services) to support healthy aging. The first national competition of its kind, prizes awarded at the AGE-WELL‒HACKING HEALTH National Competition will total $75,000 in prizes (including cash to turn the idea into a business!). The Competition will be conducted over a series of ideathons. An ideathon is a collaborative event where diverse stakeholders harness their collective knowledge and creativity to brainstorm innovative solutions to pressing challenges. Participants use user-centric design techniques and methodologies (such as ideation, journey mapping, and prototyping), and the creation of an initial business case to propose a novel solution. Local ideathons will take place in four cities: Toronto, Montreal, Halifax and Vancouver. The nation-wide competition will culminate in a finale to be held in Winnipeg at the AGE-WELL 2017 Annual Conference taking place on Oct. 17-19, 2017. The kick off will take place in Toronto on Feb 3rd, 1-6:30pm. You must register and attend an ideathon/workshop to enter the competition. Make sure you register at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/age-well-hacking-health-national-ideathon-toronto-tickets-30058429572 Don’t miss your chance to take part in a national ideation challenge! Schedule: 1:00pm Welcoming word 1:15pm Keynote 2:00pm Ideation activities 5:15pm Presentation of the solutions 6:00pm Next steps instructions + networking Teams will be required to submit their final application one month after the ideathon/workshop. More details will follow.

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