The Disruptors have run their first transformation event for 2018 and we are gearing up to support Vibewire’s #Hack4MentalHealth
on 16-18 February in Sydney. The #Hack4MentalHealth is being promoted by the NSW Mental Health Commission
, and it is part of our year-round commitment in 2018 to ensure we are deploying our innovation methodologies to improve quality of life.
We believe there are huge opportunities to use innovation to improve service provision for people with health problems, and for their carers. MedTech
and wellness technologies
are in a strong growth phase, and there are new applications emerging every day. But while there is a lot of competition out there, some of the biggest problems - from data privacy and data matching, to IT standards, and clinician training and adoption - are yet to be truly resolved.
Hacking for health can involve deeply technical solutions, particularly when it comes to issues of data security. But it can also involve hacking for behaviour change among busy health workers and carers who have limited time to learn new ways of operating. It’s vital that we explore both problems to truly improve quality of life.
If you know anyone who would like to participate in the #Hack4MentalHealth event, or anyone who you think might like to attend the pitch sessions on Sunday afternoon, please send them to the registration page
. And of course, if you’d like to come, please sign up there, too!