After a well-received launch last year, HISA is again presenting the Hacking Health event at HIC 2016.

Hacking marathons are events in which people collaborate intensively on software projects.

Based on a methodology developed by HISA’s Canadian partners, Hacking Health invites technology creators and healthcare professionals to collaborate on realistic, human-centric solutions to front-line problems.

Anyone with interest and experience in the health sector can join in. Participants with problems post them online and seek interest before having an opportunity to rehearse their pitch and attract a problem solving team ahead of the three-day event.

Hacking Health offers the fastest form of rapid prototyping that you can imagine.


Last year over 100 people – including clinicians, health consumers and administrators, programmers, designers, start-ups and technology entrepreneurs – took part.

In the words of Dr Grace Lai, medical entrepreneur and Ambassador for Hacking Health: “I’m excited because this year Hacking Health is an event within an event – a hack within a major conference – so you are intimately linked to problem owners and you can go and grab them from the audience and invite them to validate a potential solution. It’s the very fastest form of rapid prototyping that you can imagine.”

Visit the Hacking Health website for more. The event is free for HIC delegates, $10 for students and $50 for everyone else.

Visit the HIC website for more on HIC 2016.