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Oct. 18, 2018 9:07 am

Jefferson’s Health Hack looks to ‘disrupt the system’

For its upcoming hackathon, Jefferson will back novel ideas in wearables, decentralized medicine and medicinal cannabis. Three teams will walk away with $5,000 each.

At Health Hack 2016.

(Courtesy photo)

Technologists and makers interested in changing healthcare (for the better) can spend a weekend prototyping at the upcoming Jefferson Health Hack, which kicks off Nov. 2 in Center City.

Robert Pugliese, Director of Innovation Design at Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, said they expect some 200 participants from all kinds of backgrounds — nurses, coders, engineers, designers — to pitch ideas across the hackathon’s three tracks:

  • Wearables and Data Science
  • Healthcare with No Address (aka decentralized or remote medicine)
  • Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp

“In addition to creating an innovative project that can disrupt the system, many participants explore new career paths, meet future business partners and learn new skills that empower them to be change-makers,” Pugliese said. “The Jefferson Health Hack leverages the creative talent we have in Philadelphia, and beyond, to improve lives.”

(We last caught up with Pugliese in February, when his lab was churning out a 3D-printed replica of the Lombardi Trophy.)

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Three winning teams will receive $5,000 prizes to help get their ideas off the ground.

Have a look at the 2016 winners, who came up with healthcare innovations in patient engagement, connected health and augmented reality.

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