Hacking Health Amsterdam: from smart ideas to real healthcare solutions
In April 2019, the very first Hacking Health Amsterdam was organized initiated by the Amsterdam Economic Board, SIGRA, Amsterdam UMC, HVO Querido and FRIZ! & Gloedmakers. The hackathon contributes to the challenge for health that by 2025, inhabitants of the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area will have gained two healthy life years. An objective that can only be achieved by improving health and care in the Amsterdam metropolitan area. Among other things, by focusing on prevention, connection between demand for care and care provision, disruptive solutions from creative thinkers and the implementation and use of technology and data within care.
Nowhere else in the Netherlands has the Health Hackathon brought together so many different parties in healthcare and well-being for the citizen. This created a unique opportunity to enter into collaborations that blur the boundaries between different parties around the citizen. Patients, care and welfare professionals, designers, programmers and entrepreneurs worked together in one weekend on the wonderful objective “healthy and happy Amsterdammers”.
Nico van Meeteren, (Board) CEO Topsector Life Sciences & Health, professor Universiteit van Maastricht.
Wonderzorg, a digital platform for streamlining wound care in the Netherlands, is the winner of Hacking Health Amsterdam in the Best Innovation category. The winner in the Best Data Driven category was CurAmore, an initiative to combat the administrative burden in hospitals. The third winner was Brave Heart. This project prevents relapse in rehabilitation processes after a heart attack. The jury, chaired by Nico van Meeteren, CEO of the Top Sector Life Sciences & Health, chose the winners from 27 projects. The hackaton had 150 participants, including from hospital care, the tourist office sector and the mental healthcare sector.
In the media (Dutch):
Read here the Article in Zorgvisie or here the article in the newsletter of APH.
The next Hacking Health Amsterdam will be from 2 – 4 April 2020
About Hacking Health Amsterdam
Hacking Health Amsterdam is part of The Dutch Hacking Health. On the initiative of the Amsterdam Economic Board, SIGRA, Gloedmakers and FRIZ !, it landed in Amsterdam for the first time in 2019. Hacking Health Amsterdam is a hackathon in which unusual teams work on extraordinary solutions for improving healthcare in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area. During our event the focus is not on the patient and his illness, but on the resident and his health. A unique feature of Hacking Health Amsterdam is the involvement of a large number of care and welfare partners. From homeless shelter to academic hospital, from mental health care to home care; all relevant parties of our region were involved.