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AmCham Recommends Hacking Health 2.0, the second edition of the most important e-health hackathon in Central and Eastern Europe

Hacking Health 2.0, the second edition of the most important e-health hackathon in Central and Eastern Europe

by Janssen, Johnson & Johnson Romania October 24, 2018

Johnson & Johnson Romania continues its collaboration with Smart Everything Everywhere and will organize Hacking Health 2.0, the second edition of the most important e-health hackathon in Central and Eastern Europe 

For the second year in a row, AmCham Romania is proud to be a strategic partner, together with the US Embassy in Romania, of the second edition of the Hacking Health Hackathon – Hacking Health 2.0, a Johnson & Johnson Romania cross sector project implemented in collaboration with Smart Everything Everywhere. Hacking Health 2.0 comes after the success of the first edition of the Hacking Health Hackathon in 2017, when the project was implemented following an initiative and award received by Johnson & Johnson Romania from J&J Global Innovation Fund for Governmental Affairs & Policy. 

The event will take place on November 3rd – 4th, 2018, at TechHub Bucharest. Registrations are opened until October 28, 2018 and can be made on the event website. Those interested can also visit the event Facebook page and are kindly invited to spread the word.

The second edition of Hacking Health will focus around three main themes:

  • Digital solutions contributing to the advancement of PREVENTION and access of patients to INNOVATIVE MEDICINES;
  • A new frontier in MEDICAL SERVICES: taking digital opportunities to the next level;
  • Managing and leveraging on: BIG DATA and TELEMEDICINE.

At the end of Health Hackathon 2.0, participants will present their prototypes and three winning teams will be chosen to receive USD 5,000 each from Johnson & Johnson Romania in order to develop their innovative solutions and apps over the following months. The jury will include well-known professionals from prestigious software and medical companies as well as entrepreneurs, who will judge the competition and offer mentorship during the initial phase of the hackathon, as well as during the winning projects’ development.

Last year’s three winning teams have already taken their projects to advanced development phases and they are close to being launched into public use.                                                                                                                                                                                

The Hacking Health Hackathon initiative was launched in 2017, as Romania became one of the most important IT hubs in the region, and as the use of mobile devices continued to grow: 87 percent of Romanians already own a smartphone and say that the main benefits of owning such a device are mobility and accessibility to information. However, Romania is still on the last place in Europe for digital performance and competitiveness, despite the recommendations coming from international institutions both in the medical sector as well as the economic field.

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