UC Health Hack at University of California
Updated on by SET Technology
Winning team earned US$ 5000 and was coached by mentor Thomas Hermsdorfer
UC Health Hack (UC HH) is an annual interdisciplinary hackathon hosted by UC San Diego Health and members of the University of California’s six health systems. Students, physicians, and industry professionals will have the opportunity to address and solve issues related to integrative medicine and global health in a fast-paced, competition format.
Teams of up to five members collaborate over the course of two days to solve critical healthcare problems, under the guidance of world class mentors and field experts. Participants bring their ideas to fruition with prototyping software, hardware supplies, and fabrication labs. All projects are presented to judges in a project expo. Finalists move on to present to a panel of judges, who select the winning teams.
The first Place Team, students Layanda Mdanda and Hannah Petterson, submitted and presented their project “TimER - Promoting Access to Healthcare by Driving Down Costs and Wait Times”. TimER is a data informed chatbot that allows the user to access the wait times for emergency rooms and urgent care and help them decide which one to go to based on their symptoms and location. It would then use data collected from hospitals and patients about their ? to better inform infrastructure development by identifying trends in waiting time at facilities.
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