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MIT HackMed Grand Hack – CAMTech Global Health Technology Track

By Amy Wachler | 25 Apr, 2015

The Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech) is excited to once again join MIT Hacking Medicine for the HackMed Grand Hack 2015 from April 24-26 in Boston/Cambridge. Are you Interested in innovating for healthcare’s toughest pain points? This is the weekend to meet, ideate, and hack with hundreds of like-minded entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, and healthcare professionals.

The CAMTech Global Health Track is focused on developing innovative medical technologies for pressing health challenges faced in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), with a special focus on global trauma care and pedestrian safety. Major disparities exist in the access, quality and cost of healthcare provided in developed versus developing countries, leading to a disproportionately larger burden of preventable diseases and conditions in poor-resource settings. In 48 hours, teams will move from globally relevant ideas to prototypes that have the potential to transform healthcare around the world. Winning innovations from the hack-a-thon will be awarded funds, ongoing mentorship and access to LMICs networks by CAMTech.

We’re calling on clinicians, engineers, designers, entrepreneurs and end-users to co-create and catalyze innovation on this pressing challenge, and invite discussion about the development of new health technologies, processes and business models to address trauma and pedestrian safety on a global scale.

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Amy Wachler Replied at 9:03 AM, 25 Apr 2015

On behalf of the Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech), I wanted to share that we are joining hands with MIT Hacking Medicine for the HackMed Grand Hack 2015 from April 24-26 in Boston/Cambridge to drive innovation around global trauma care and pedestrian safety. CAMTech is been working with several of its partners in low- and middle-income countries to identify challenges around global trauma care. We want to open the discussion and invite experts in the field to share challenges in trauma that they experience on a day to day basis. Your insights will be extremely valuable to innovators who are passionate about tackling these challenges to improve health outcomes in LMICs. We will be sharing these challenges with the innovators at the hack-a-thon.

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