Hackathon4Health 2020, the fourth edition of the hackathon on health issues, will take place between 11 and 13 December 2020

Mihai Cristea 26/11/2020 | 16:13

Johnson & Johnson Romania and “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest (UMFCD), through the Center for Innovation and eHealth and the Medical Students’ Society of Bucharest, announce the organizing of the fourth edition of Hackathon4Health.

 

For the fourth consecutive year, the project’s strategic partners are the Embassy of the United States of America in Romania and the American Chamber of Commerce in Romania (AmCham Romania).

The event will take place between 11 and 13 December in digital format and will bring together healthcare experts, representatives of the authorities, medical and hospital service providers, academic field and business, medical students and students at other faculties of concern, technical specialists and representatives of patient associations, to develop innovative digital solutions designed to improve the quality of life in Romania and develop the digital healthcare ecosystem at national level.

The suggested themes for this edition are:

  • Prevention and treatment of patients in the oncology, hematology, immunology, and multiple sclerosis fields
  • Mental health and better quality of life
  • Medical devices of the future
  • Patient management and follow-up from diagnosis and treatment during and after the Covid-19 pandemic

„Hackathon4Health 2020 has become a catalyst for innovative ideas and bringing together technology enthusiasts, academics, entrepreneurs, patients and health professionals. The digital solutions developed in the last three editions are an important engine for the digital transformation of health in Romania and we are glad that at Johnson & Johnson Romania, together with our partners, we constantly create solutions for innovation and development”, says Sévan Kaloustian, Managing Director at Janssen, the pharmaceutical company of Johnson & Johnson in Romania.

This year, the event initiated by Johnson & Johnson Romania is implemented in collaboration with “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest (UMFCD) through the Center for Innovation and eHealth, with which Johnson & Johnson Romania recently signed an e-Health partnership, and the Medical Students’ Society of Bucharest.

“To have the chance to work on a project with a real healthcare impact and to benefit from the professional advice and guidance of specialists in both medical and technology fields – these are extraordinary benefits for medical students and they will significantly contribute to their future development as professionals and important players in the healthcare sector. I congratulate and support this approach of Johnson & Johnson Romania all the more, so since this year we have fully felt the need for digitalization in healthcare and education, as two important pillars for the functioning of society”, says Prof. Dr. Viorel Jinga, Rector of “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest.

The event will take place live over two days on a dedicated digital platform where participants will work in teams and receive help from mentors, experts and healthcare professionals, IT&C, academic, entrepreneurship and representatives of the authorities in Romania, in every aspect related to the field of ​​medical information, access and healthcare system, but also technical support for the implementation of solutions. At the end of the two days, the teams will present their projects and 3 winning projects chosen by the jury will receive a $5,000 pre-seed funding from Johnson & Johnson and 6-months mentoring from the company and the “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest (UMFCD) through the Center for Innovation and eHealth. Nine winning teams were chosen in the 3 previous editions, their innovative healthcare solutions already being launched for use or in advanced stages of implementation.

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