I was absolutely thrilled to get a call from Dr. Murali Doraiswamy at Duke wanting to learn more about health hackathons and inviting me to give a talk about them at my alma matter. Of course, I was immediately interested. Here are my slides and a recording of my talk (apologies for the poor audio).  

Hacking Medicine

Health hackathons are events where engineers, doctors, designers, and business people come together to solve real healthcare challenges. Learn about what health hackathons are, why they are important, and how to get involved. Program Hosts: Murali Doriswamy and Geoffrey Ginsburg Co-Sponsored by Duke Institute for Health Innovation. PDF of Duke Lecture FlyerHackingMedicine_DukeTalk_Flyer  

Recorded Presentation

0'00"     Introduction by Dr. Murali Doraiswamy 1'25"      Setting the Stage: Why is a healthcare revolution happening right now? 7'45"      Fire alarm 🙁 8'08"      Finish up describing context of healthcare revolution that's happening 10'20"    5min video about health hackathons 15'45"    About MIT Hacking Medicine 17'18"    What is "hacking"? 18'29"    Health hackathon success story #1: Pill Pack 19'56"    How does a health hackathon work? Part 1: Getting the right people together 23'44"    Hack Do's and Do Not's 25'35"    How does a health hackathon work? Part 2: Schedule, Problem Selection, Team Formation, Mentoring, Final Presentations 29'15"    Success Stories: AIR, Podimetrics, HermesIQ, Twiage, Smart Scheduling 35'28"    Summary of outcome of MIT Hacking Medicine's health hackathons 36'00"    Health hackathons are a growing global movement & RTP is the perfect place for them 37'58"    Next steps: How can you get involved? 40'35"    Q&A