Monthly Archive 18 January 2015

First hackathon to foster health solutions

Software developers, healthcare professionals and people with long term health issues such as diabetes, asthma and heart problems, will gather in Auckland to create novel health technology solutions next month.
The Health Hackathon: Solving Self-care is hosted by Health Informatics NZ and The University of Auckland and will be the most significant event of its kind in New Zealand.
According to Wikipedia, a hackathon (also known as a hack day, hackfest or codefest) is an event in which computer programmers and others involved in software development, including graphic designers, interface designers and project managers, collaborate intensively on software projects.
However, Health Hackathon: Solving Self-care will focus more personal issues rather than those on computers and networks. In other words, it is aimed for lifting the health of real people. The artefacts we will work will include interoperability projects utilising health IT standards like HL7, SNOMED and openEHR. For more information on this Health Hackathon at Tamaki Innovation Campus, The University of Auckland, February 13 to 15 go to the website, ‘Health Hackathon: Solving Self-care’, or Karen’s blog on the hackathon at Day by Day or chat on Twitter using #hacknz2015.