UC Health Hack

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UC San Diego Health
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About

UC Health Hack (UC HH) is an annual interdisciplinary hackathon hosted by UC San Diego Health & UCSD's Engineering World Health (EWH), an undergraduate student-led organization. Students, physicians, and industry professionals will have the chance to address and attempt to solve integrative medicine and global health issues in a fast-paced, competition format. During the competition, teams of up to five members collaborate over the course of two days to solve critical medical problems, under the guidance of world class mentors and field experts. Overall, participants will bring their ideas to fruition with access to prototyping software, hardware supplies, and fabrication labs. All projects will be presented to judges in a project expo, with finalists moving on to present to a panel of judges who will select the winning teams.

UC Health Hack was created in order to promote innovation in healthcare and to inspire participants to develop solutions that are particularly focused on solving current medical problems.

The goal of UC HH is to:

  1. Improve standards of living in low-resource communities through low-cost innovations
  2. Close healthcare gaps from the acute care setting to precision medicine at home, empowering patients and their providers.

Teams will be divided into two tracks to focus on one of these two goals. Each track has 1st and 2nd place winners.

Through the support of the UC San Diego Health, UC Irvine Health, Rady Children's Hospital, and partnerships with on campus incubators such as the Von Liebig Center for Entrepreneurship and The Pepper House, winning teams will have the opportunity to pursue their ideas and develop them further through mentorship, access to lab space, and further funding opportunities.

Schedule:

Saturday, March 4

8:00 - 8:30 AM: Check-In and Breakfast 
8:30 - 8:45 AM: Welcome Address
8:45 - 9:15 AM: Keynote Speakers
9:15 - 9:30 AM: Rules, Regulations, and Resources
9:30 AM: Hacking Begins - participants work in design teams with access to mentors, physicians, workshops, and prototyping tools
1:00 PM - Lunch Break: Food Provided
10:00 PM - Facilities Close Overnight (Participants may continue working at home)

 

Sunday, March 5

6:00 AM: Facilities Re-open for Hacking
8:00 AM: Breakfast: Food Provided 
10:30 AM: Hacking Ends: Final design proposals due
11:00 - 12:30 PM: Project Expo and Initial Round of Judging
12:30 - 1:30 PM: Networking Lunch
1:30 - 1:45 PM: Announcement of Finalists
1:45 - 2:30 PM: Preparation for Final Round of Judging
2:30 - 4:00 PM: Final Round of Judging
4:30 - 5:30 PM: Awards and Closing Ceremony

FAQ

 

WHAT IS A HEALTH HACKATHON?

A health hackathon is a fast-paced competitive event that brings together students, engineers, physicians, software developers, and field experts to develop innovative and impactful solutions to several key identified healthcare issues within a weekend.

 

IS THERE A COST TO PARTICIPATE?

It's Free to participate!

 

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

We are encouraging a wide range of participants including undergraduate and graduate students, programmers, developers, designers, clinicians, patient advocates, researchers and entrepreneurs. The success of a health hackathon depends heavily on a good mix of people with medical and technological expertise.

SPACE IS LIMITED so apply as soon as possible!

Employees and full-time faculty of UC San Diego Health, UCI Health, and Rady Children's are not eligible for cash prizes, but may participate as a mentor or volunteer by contacting   healthhack@ucsd.edu .

 

WHEN IS IT?

Saturday March 4th 2017  & Sunday March 5th, 2017

 

IS THERE A MAX TEAM SIZE?

A max of 5 people on a team.

 

WHAT IF I DON'T HAVE A TEAM OR AN IDEA?

No problem! You can find a team once you arrive. Many hackers arrive as individuals or pairs. You will often find inspiration for ideas at the hackathon and link up with individuals there who share your passions for innovation.

 

IS THERE A MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT TO PARTICIPATE?

Yes. Participants must be at least 18 years of age or older. We reserve the right to ask for ID to verify minimum age requirement is being met.

 

WHERE IS THE EVENT BEING HELD?

On campus at the University of California San Diego - the Medical Education-Telemedicine (MET) Building within the School of Medicine.

 

IS THERE REIMBURSEMENT FOR TRAVEL?

No, we do not offer any reimbursement for travel expenses.

 

 


WHERE DO I PARK FOR THE EVENT?

To UCSD from I-5 North/South:

  1. Exit onto La Jolla Village Drive West (from I-5 North - turn left; from I-5 South - turn right)
  2. Turn right onto Villa La Jolla Drive
    • Up the hill about 0.3 miles (stay in left lane as the right lane must turn)
    • Go past the first light (the VA center is on your right)
  3. At the next signal light, drive straight into the Gilman Parking Structure.
  4. Parking is Free on the weekends.
  5. Follow the signs to the Medical Education - Telemedicine (MET) building.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO THE EVENT?

Grab your laptop and don't forget the charger! Pen and paper may also help with drawing up design ideas.

Do not bring firearms or other weapons, alcohol, illegal drugs, or animals except animals that are specially trained to aid a disabled person.

WILL FOOD BE PROVIDED?

Yes!  We will provide a light breakfast and lunch both days along with snacks & caffeine!

WHAT ARE THE JUDGING CRITERIA?

Each team's idea will be judged on five criteria: Creativity and Prototyping, Research and Design Feasibility, Implementation Viability, Patient Impact, and Presentation.

WHAT ARE THE PRIZES?

Yes! Cash prizes will be awarded to first, second, and third place winners for each track (6 winners total)!

1st  Prize $3000
2nd  Prize $2000
3rd Prize $1000

Any person winning over $600 in prizes from the Company will receive an IRS form 1099 at the end of the calendar year and a copy of such form will be filed with the IRS.

WILL THERE BE COOL SWAG?

Of course, what's an event without cool freebies!

HOW CAN I CONTACT THE ORGANIZER WITH ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?

Please e-mail us at:  healthhack@ucsd.edu

Sponsors and Partners

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