Healthcare hackathons are design sprint-like events where programmers, designers, healthcare professionals, business developers and subject-area experts work together intensively to come up with digital tech solutions.

‘Infusion Hackathon’ May 2018

The Challenge

We worked with Roche Products Limited to find 5 teams to develop innovative solutions to address the challenges faced by patients receiving infusion medicines; from preparing for the infusion day to networking with other patients.

During the weekend, the teams had the chance to attend Mentor Clinics with healthcare professionals, technology and business experts, to gather insights and feedback from experts to help shape their ideas/solutions.

The Solutions

The 5 teams worked tirelessly for 2 days to develop digital health solutions for patients receiving infusions and the results were inspiring. The teams pitched to a panel of judges from the NHS and Roche and all the teams delivered professional pitches that showcased a range of technologies spanning Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Chatbots & Virtual Reality.

The Prize

There was one overall prize of £5,000 for the team that the judges deemed to have developed the ideas/solutions that will have the biggest positive impact on a patient’s experience when receiving an infused medicine. This was a non-promotional meeting funded by Roche Products Limited.

The Teams