PEM Hackathon 1.0 in Bengaluru from April 5-6, 2018

Welcome to the 10th NAPEM 2018!

As part of preconference workshops on April 5th & 6th, we are conducting the

‘first of its kind event’ in any medical conference. It’s the Hackathon !

It’s the upcoming trend across industries to solving pressing problems by focusing on the problem in depth for a short period of time to get around the possible solutions. Let’s take you through the basic facts of hackathon and the way we are trying to adapt it to our needs in the fast evolving field of Pediatric Emergency Medicine and what it can do for us.

What is a hackathon?

Hacking is the process of exploiting vulnerabilities to gain unauthorized access to systems or resources. Applying this principle in a positive way is Hackathon, an event typically lasting several days,in which a large number of people meet to engage in collaborative computer programming.The first hackathon was launched in 1999 at Sun Microsystems.

There are no forums for collaboration within healthcare. Borrowing methodology from the tech world, a medical hackathon brings people from different fields clinicians, engineers entrepreneurs, software developers together in one place, team up and brainstorm on problems faced by the clinicians and come out with a possible solution all within a short period of 2-3 days.

The problem can be anything which the clinician faces in his day to day practice at clinic or hospital dealing with his patients while examination, treatment, investigations or follow up. In simple words, anything which is a pain point in his medical profession can be brain stormed and discussed and solved. So here, we are applying the same hackathon principle to solve the problems faced in the field of pediatric emergency medicine or in general paediatrics.

Let’s take you through our unique event which we have designed to give you an experience with a definite learning at the end of the event and which can change your perspective about healthcare.

April 5, 2018

The Biodesign Process: Stanford Biodesign was founded on the belief that innovation is a process that can be learned, practiced, and perfected. It’s hard work, takes lot of time, and requires multidisciplinary teamwork, but it’s not magic.

This process has been developed, refined, and enhanced by Stanford scientists. The workshop will be conducted by Dr. Jagdish Chaturvedi and team from InnAccel who have additionally tweaked the process after understanding the
unique needs of our Indian Healthcare ecosystem.

Phase of identification: Observation | Need identification | Need statement creation | Filtering | Brainstorming

What you will learn?

– How to observe and document a clinical case from a BioDesign perspective ?
– Framing a needstatement and defining need criteria 
– How to filter your clinical needs to find the optimum need to work on?
– The art of effective brainstorming and prototyping

April 6, 2018

The hackathon is the practical application of the learning that happened in the biodesign workshop. This is spr ead out in 5 phases.

Pitch – Where Clinicians/parents who are the stakeholders in the healthcare delivery Main focus here is to present the problem for the audience to take note of the problem.

Mix – After the pitching session is over, the interested people in the audience who have taken note of the problems meet with the respective clinicians whose problem they are excited to solve or address and discuss further.

Team – After mixing and identifying relevant problem that each one is going to focus on teams are formed.

Brainstorm- The teams brainstorm on the problem by understanding it in depth, the current solution available and the innovation that’s needed to solve. Our mentors from various different backgrounds are available to guide in all aspects for better understanding.

Present – After brainstorming on the problem, the team presents the possible solution and justify why their solution is better than the present solution and how their solution is economical, safe, effective and can bring about a huge relief for the problem.

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