About this event
MALATE, Manila- The Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) and the Department of Health (DOH), in partnership with SMART Communications, Inc., will hold #ThinkOpenHealth on 16-17 April 2016 at AIM Conference Center Manila. #ThinkOpenHealth is a hackathon event bringing together developers from the country to help improve the local health sector through information and communications technology (ICT) solutions.
The hackathon event is also driven by the Philippine Government’s mission on Inclusive Health through strengthening its eHealth strategy by SMART’s campaign on Technology for Development or Tech4D. To launch the event, a Pre-Hackathon will be held on 8 April 2016 at the New World Manila Bay Hotel.
Among the topics to be discussed during the Pre-Hackathon event are “Problems Statements within the Local Health Sector,” “Best Practice: Global Health Perspective/ Big Data,” and “Best Practice: Incubation & Accelaration Program.” Attendance to the Pre-Hackathon event is not required, but is highly recommended to help the developers understand the criteria of the main event.
#ThinkOpenHealth is a team event and to compete, participants should form a team composed of three to four members. They should also register online at http://tinyurl.com/ThinkOpenHealth2016.
Competing teams will have the opportunity to be guided by mentors with expertise related to technical, health, business, and legal areas. At the end of the Hackathon event, three teams will be chosen to receive cash prizes, latest gadgets and the chance to undergo social incubation led by DOST-PCHRD, DOH and SMART-IdeaSpace.
#ThinkOpenHealth will allow developers to learn new programming techniques, network with other developers and software representatives, win prizes and, most importantly, make a difference in the world! For more information about the event, visit Think Open: Hackathon for Health 2016 or DOST PCHRD on Facebook.
Schedule for the day is not published
Schedule for the day is not published
Event Mechanics: 1. #ThinkOpenHealth is a team event, and, in order to compete, each team must be composed of three to four members, preferably with at least one medical subject matter expert. 2....
1. #ThinkOpenHealth is a team event, and, in order to compete, each team must be composed of three to four members, preferably with at least one medical subject matter expert.
2. Attendance to the Pre-Hack event on April 8 is highly recommended but is not required. The issues, challenges and APIs will be discussed on the Pre-Hack event which may greatly help developers understand the criteria of the event.
3. Each participant must register online to the #ThinkOpenHealth eventbrite site. Registration is free of charge. If a participant doesn’t have a team yet, he/she can join a team during the event. No walk-in registration will be allowed.
4. During the Hackathon, subject matter experts on Health, Software Programming, Business Development will be available as "mentors" to help answer the participating team’s questions and inquiries. The mentors will be available from April 16, 1-10pm and April 17, 9am-1pm.
5. There will be three winners who will be awarded with the following prizes:
a. 1st place: Gold Award
=> Php 100,000 cash, latest gadgets, and a chance to be incubated by DOH, DOST-PCHRD and SMART- IdeaSpace b. 2nd place: Silver Award
=> Php 50,000 cash, latest gadgets, and a chance to be incubated by DOH, DOST-PCHRD and SMART- IdeaSpace c. 3rd place: Bronze Award => Php 30,000 cash, latest gadgets, and a chance to be incubated by DOH, DOST-PCHRD and SMART- IdeaSpace Winning and non-winning teams may also win other sponsored special awards with a Php10,000 cash prize: a. SHINE OS+ Award – SHINE OS+ award will be given to the team who can showcase innovative and interoperability solutions to maximize and extend use of EMRs using the SHINE OS+ SDK and APIs. b. DOH Student Award – award to be given to the most innovative and relevant entry from a team of undergraduate students. c. DOST-PCHRD Special Award – Application which can show interoperability of different EMRs to use RxBox, a telehealth device; or ease connection of health facilities to the PHIE. 6. Employees, students, faculty members or any person affiliated with the following DOH, DOST-PCHRD, SMART, Ateneo Java Wireless Competency Center, its partners and/or its subsidiaries are welcome to join except for the members of the Organizing Committee. 7. A panel of multi-disciplinary judges will be composed of representatives from DOH, DOST, SMART and its partners. WHERE AIM Conference Center - JV del Rosario Bldg. Benavides corner Trasierra St. 3F SGV, Legaspi Village, Makati 1229, Philippines