HCB Health Patients Win at the HCB Health and MIT #SXSHackMed SXSW Event

Patients Win at the HCB Health and MIT #SXSHackMed SXSW Event

Posted by Sarah Hudgens at 9:25 am, February 22

Join HCB Health for three days of SXSW health and medtech at the MIT #SXSHackMed event, March 12-14, 2016.

HCB Health is proud to be partnering with MIT, AbelsonTaylor and JUICE Pharma Worldwide to host the HackMed Health Hack event at this year’s SXSW interactive festival. Part of the health and medtech track, this unique three-day event will focus on human-centric problem solving for patients with chronic diseases.

The HackMed Health Hack is focused on finding everyday solutions to chronic healthcare challenges. We’ll be bringing patients together with caregivers and healthcare innovators to generate new ideas and problem-solving strategies. Through this unprecedented access to lectures, discussion and some pretty heavy brainstorming, solutions will be found and startups will be born.

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Join us for a weekend of knowledge and power:

SXSW Interactive
JW Marriott
110 E 2nd St
Austin, TX 78701


Daily Schedule

Day One
Identifying “latent needs” — issues and problems that patients face but have not yet realized — will be the topic of the first day. Participants will be encouraged to contribute to the patient journey conversation, and they’ll learn how to turn their ideas into the future of healthcare innovation by co-creating their own startup solution. Finally, StartUp Health will give a presentation about the state of digital health funding.

Day Two
The second day will focus on the key principles of human-centric problem solving. When done well, human-centric problem solving leads to the creation of products that deeply resonate with audiences. Participants will test this approach by pitching “pain points” and addressing systemic clinical needs through a mini-hackathon. After being taken through the journey of a successful healthcare hacker, participants will learn how to turn their ideas into startups.

Day Three
Similar to Shark Tank, the third day of the hackathon will feature participants pitching their startup ideas to investors, industry experts, venture capitalists and audience members in the “Barracuda Bowl.”
Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn to keep up with what’s going on. Be a part of the conversation with #SXSHackMed. And for more information about the event, visit sxsw.mithackmed.com.

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