Sushobhan Mukherjee

Healthcare Openhouse

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Interesting visits on 25th and 26th January, 2014.

The event was Jugaadathon at Echo Hub (Rajarhat). It was termed as India’s first open healthcare hack-a-thon.

I was not aware of hack-a-thon. But did a small search and understood it. A hackathon  is an event where people from different domain (like computer programmers, software development, graphic designers, hardware engineers etc) collaborate together to conceptualize, innovate and create a product by end of the event.

Organizers

This event was an initiative by CAMTech, MIT and Glocal.

The Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech) is a global network of academic, corporate and implementation partners based at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Center for Global Health.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from Boston aims to create a medical ecosystem community beyond to teach entrepreneurs and clinicians the skills necessary to launch troublesome healthcare processes.

Glocal Healthcare Systems is an organization from Kolkata and focusing to build super specialty hospitals for 30 – 50 beds in the rural sector.

Harvard Medical School has been instrumental in education, research and clinical care for generations.

They’ve steered medical education models, established new programmes to address evolving needs in health care.

Participants

The participants were professionals and students from across India and also from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. The hackathon was nearly 30 hours of straight hacking by the teams to build a product/solution in order to address few of the burning healthcare problems.

The concept was to “Ideate”, “Innovate” and “Co-create”.

The event was organized by CAMTech, MIT and Glocal.

Themes

  • EMERGENCY & CRITICAL CARE
  • MATERNAL & CHILD HEALTH
  • MOBILE HEALTH

List of Problem Areas

  • POSTPARTUM HEMORRHAGE MANAGEMENT
  • HOME MONITORING FOR CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT
  • POINT OF CARE DIAGNOSTICS
  • POST SURGICAL PATIENT MONITORING
  • NEONATAL RESPIRATORY MONITORING
  • NEONATAL RESPIRATORY SUPPORT
  • DESKILLING PATHOLOGY LABS
  • EMERGENCY MEDICAL SUPPORT AND TRAUMA MANAGEMENT

Organizer Teams

Glocal:

Soura Bhattacharya, Chayan Chatterjee, Avik Roy, Sahil Mehta, Arindam Nath

CAMTech:

Dr.David Bangsberg, Elizabeth Baily, Smitha Gudapakkam, Dr.Kristian Olson, Dr.Ryan Carrol

MIT H@cking Medicine:

Coleman Shelton, Lina Clucci.

Mentors

Devaranjan Ganesh, Sourav panda, Dr.Sanjay Sharma, Dr.Ajay Nair, Ashish Gupta, Dr.Aniruddha Mukherjee, George Hunnewell, Dr.Ravi Nayar

Judges

Dr.Sabahat Azim, Rajashekhar Ramaraj, Dr.David Bangsberg, Elizabeth Bailey

Hot Pitches

  1. Home monitoring for Pregnant Women below poverty level ( product which will listen the baby heartbeat)
  2. Human health Development Kit
  3. Heart-ier : discovery of non-communicable diseases in India
  4. POSTDOC ( Web Platform for Orthopedic Post Clinical Management)
  5. Baby Breathing Monitor
  6. Kick-Alarm : Baby Kick management at night for pregnant Women
  7. NEED-U-MAA
  8. Medicine Alarm, Inventory
  9. Tattletale Pillbox
  10. Cater Cam
  11. Arogyam ( app to compare between branded and generic medicine)
  12. Neo-natal respiratory Monitoring System
  13. Mseva ( connects doctors to patient)
  14. Sensor based baby Heart Beat and Blood Pressure management

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Conclusion

I am extremely impressed seeing the college students brain storming and coming up with a product, business model. This is not only different from our times, but also we should appreciate this kind of framework which is encouraging youth for the entrepreneur ship.

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Author: Sushobhan Mukherjee

Co-founder and CEO of Prime Infoserv LLP, one of the leading System Integrator and IT-space consulting ecosystem of Eastern India working with top pan-Indian and global brands. 18 years of experience in the domain and is a key industry voice with memberships in Indian premier IT trade bodies like NASSCOM and TiE. A bootstrapping enterprise-builder with a high flair for teaching and mentoring.

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