Last week the MIT Grand Hack exponentially accelerated healthcare innovation by bringing together engineers, clinicians, designers, developers, and entrepreneurs. How is agile methodology transforming medicine, and what should pharma marketers know about this revolutionary new way of doing tech?
Dovetailing off the success of last year’s healthcare hackathon, the 2016 MIT Hacking Medicine Grand Hack recently spanned three days across three tracks: Chronic Conditions, Healthcare at Home, and Connected Health. Bringing together experts from software and hardware design to medical clinicians, pharma scientists, patient advocates, marketers, and healthcare entrepreneurs, participants formed teams to compete and create disruptive health solutions.
Throughout the hackathon pressing problems got pitched, experts mingled, teams formed, ideas got prototyped, business models were developed, and solutions presented. Check out the highlights and over 350 organizations taking part; by the end of the third day each team peddled their final presentations to a panel of esteemed judges across each track, with winners awarded for every category. The Twitter stream and FB page caught a glimpse.
With the express goal to “energize, infect and teach healthcare entrepreneurship and digital strategies to scale medicine as a way to solve health problems worldwide,” the MIT Grand Hack creates innovative solutions to disrupt the status quo, and define a new and effective way of integrating key healthcare system stakeholders, subject matter experts, academicians, technologists, and business investors throughout an iterative design and development process.