The TMU-MIT (Sana) Hackathon is an intensive 3-day program to promote accelerated proficiency in global health informatics, to leverage international engineering resources, and to build mHealth capacity. The program is designed to introduce computer science and electrical engineering majors to mobile health technologies, while also exposing them to clinical perspectives to help them effectively design and implement mobile health solutions.
International Center for Health Information Technology, Taipei Medical University is closely collaborating with MIT Sana Global Team, Boston, US, and MIT Critical Data (MIT - Critical Data, @MITCriticalData, mitcriticaldata) to promote an intensive integrative program designed to build local capacity and enhance locally sustained innovation. The program is deliberately structured to advance projects from idea to implementation.
This hackathon brings participants and local clinicians together to share ideas and bring theory into practice. The 3 day event allows engineers to immediately apply concepts to actual projects, and work in multidisciplinary teams to develop rapid prototypes and solve real problems. These projects may then be continued as research or startup ventures, while also allowing local students to expand their health informatics knowledge.