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Healthcare Hackathon to develop innovative solutions to real life healthcare challenges

by | Jul 12, 2022

Amazon Web Services has put its support behind this year’s Healthcare Hackathon. Hosted by Tallaght University Hospital (TUH) and TU Dublin for the second time, the two-day event will bring together healthcare professionals and students with the aim of developing innovative solutions to real life healthcare challenges.

The innovation event, starting September 30, has the potential to lead to technology breakthroughs in patient healthcare. “Our recent experience with Covid further demanded a lot of innovation to ensure the continuing delivery of healthcare during extremely challenging times,” said David Wall, TUH Chief Information Officer.

“There were solutions developed quickly to solve challenges our clinicians were facing. This has left both a greater appreciation and demand for technology and how it can help in the delivery of healthcare.”

Clinicians will set out the challenges over the weekend, which culminates on October 1 with a presentation of the shortlisted finalists at the TU Dublin Tallaght campus.

“This is an excellent event which epitomises the impact of TU Dublin when it partners with leading institutions in Dublin,” said Thomas Stone, Vice-President for Partnerships at TU Dublin. Dr. Barry Feeney, Head of Computing at TU Dublin, said
the event is a great opportunity to support students’ desires to contribute innovative solutions to societal challenges.

Lucy Nugent, Chief Executive of TUH, added: “I am looking forward to the innovative solutions proposed to solve very real world challenges we face here in the hospital every day.”

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