A weekend-long “hackathon” will pair Winnipeg designers and developers with healthcare professionals to brainstorm ideas for practical uses to solve everyday problems in delivering healthcare in a digital age.
Called Hacking Health Winnipeg, the industries will collaborate November 14-16.
“This is a great opportunity for the healthcare community to develop that app that they have always wished for. In the long term it will create great synergies between local developers and health professionals,” said Tracey Maconchie, president of the Life Science Association of Manitoba.
Hacking Health started last November and has since spread to cities across Canada and the world, creating projects that touch every area of health care.
“The coming together of these communities has incredible potential and we’re so excited to see what projects come out of this Hackathon weekend,” said Kevin Hnatiuk, executive director of New Media Manitoba.
The event also promotes emerging start-up businesses and sparks job creation in the industry.