Digital Health Hack
by: obh editor
On Saturday 30th June nti Leeds hosted Digital Health Hack at Old Broadcasting House - an event which followed on from the Digital Health Conference that brought together health service practitioners, users and developers to 'hack' solutions to health and social care problems. Old Broadcasting House is a great space for these creative events and participants included coworkers, GPs, social workers, developers Leeds Met Computing graduates and Occupational Therapy students and staff including Linda Broughton from nti Leeds, Andrew Marran from the Enterprise Office and Dr Marc Fabri and Professor Reinhold Behringer from the School of Computing and Creative Technologies.
The day started with everyone sharing ideas on the whiteboard walls, and teams naturally formed to work on the hacks. The day concluded with presentations of the outcomes which were streamed live. You can see the stream here . The winning hack was 'GP Hop' which lets you change to a new GP online. Leeds City Council sports coach Laura Smales came along with her challenge - she wanted an app to help her ActiveWomen groups stay in touch and motivate each other and was rewarded with a social media tool to do just that. This event was the first of a series of these aimed at connecting groups who can then take forward their solutions in whatever form that may take - anything from providing on-going peer support, making introduction or even as potential start-up businesses. Find out more here