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Innovating together to improve health communication

The University of Michigan and alumnus Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s chief medical correspondent, are teaming up to host a weekend-long hackathon to drive new ideas and tools for health communication.

Join us as we bring bright minds from the worlds of health, digital technology, design, communication and information science to the U-M campus. The charge: work together to identify and rapidly develop new approaches to solving the problems of delays, missed opportunities and even tragedy that can come from poor communication of health information.

Experts from U-M, industry and community organizations will provide information and guidance. Teams will present their prototypes for judging on the final afternoon, competing for a chance to develop their ideas further with the help of U-M mentors. All participants will retain the right to develop their ideas after the event.

Organized by the U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation and Michigan Medicine, U-M’s academic medical center, the event is supported by a gift from the Gupta family.

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Read more about the hackathon.

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Schedule

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Kickoff Reception

Michigan Stadium

8:00 AM
Welcoming ceremony at U-M Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building
Team formation
Expert advising from U-M and community health leaders
Hacking all day and night
Meals provided throughout event
Noon
Hackathon teams finish projects
Presentations of team results
Winning team announced; prizes awarded

Contact

For more information on the hackathon, including sponsorship opportunities, contact: guptahacks@umich.edu