Belgium’s top healthcare and technology brains spent a day together brainstorming ideas for the mHEALTH HACKATHON. These ideas – organised in 6 topics below – express real needs and opportunities in the market today. Solve any of these challenges and your chances of success, of making a difference, increase manifold.
Empowering patients and healthcare professionals to manage health problems remotely or from the patient’s home.
Making healthcare services more convenient, less complicated, less stressful and generally more delightful to experience.
Medication adherence is still one of the biggest problems, that if solved would save billions of euros and radically improve outcomes.
There are thousands of mHealth apps available but how can patients and physicians decide which tool best addresses their needs? How can we bring hard science to the world of apps?
Belgium is a world leader in the management of clinical trials. How can we build on those capabilities? How can we protect and further improve Belgium’s competitive advantage in clinical trials?
Most chronic diseases can be prevented. But prevention and lifestyle change is hard. How can digital tools help?
Three reasons for researchers to join the mHealth Hackathon
Healthcare industry is standing at the cusp of massive change driven by mobile technology.
While healthcare has so far resisted change due to its highly regulated practices and business models, three trends make fundamental change both imminent and unavoidable.
Firstly, smartphone use is rising rapidly in all age and income categories and will soon become a near-universal phenomenon.
Secondly, investment in new digital health tools has exploded, which means innovators can build tools that will change healthcare practices on a huge scale.
Thirdly, healthcare policy makers are finally moving towards performance-based reimbursement models (which creates demand for data and digital innovation) and majority of physicians and insurers now believe widespread adoption of mobile health applications is unavoidable.
This means the mobile revolution in healthcare space is about to start – and you, the researcher, can drive it.
MHEALTH HACKATHON is designed to create a new wave of digital businesses that will transform healthcare. Taking place in Brussels on March 18-20, this hackathon with European reach is supported by a stellar group of partners from healthcare industry (Pfizer, IBM, BASE, Artilium, Partena, Mutualités Libres/Onafhankelijke Ziekenfondsen) as well as by Belgian Ministers De Croo and De Block.
Dozens of developers, designers and entrepreneurs have already signed up for the event – and now it’s your turn.
Here are your three reasons to join: this is the opportunity to apply your knowledge to real-world problems in healthcare and make life better for millions of patients. To meet outstanding entrepreneurs, designers and developers, to work alongside with healthcare professionals. To be part of an exceptional startup.
To see the challenges identified by top minds in the Belgian healthcare and technology, to find out all the practical details and to get your ticket, visit http://mhealth.be.