Scores gather on campus to hack for health

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This team presents its ideas to the audience at the Patient Experience Hackathon.

Over 120 students and professionals from academic institutions and leading healthcare organizations across Connecticut gathered on the Yale campus March 27-29 for a weekend of hacking for health.

Participants in “Patient Experience Hackathon: Improving Recovery and Reducing Readmissions” outlined problems of the current healthcare system, formed interdisciplinary teams, and worked together throughout the weekend to build prototypes, apps, services, and other platforms with two common goals: to bring positive change to the patient experience and a reduction in hospital readmissions. Industry leading mentors joined and supported teams toward the creation of sustainable and successful ventures.

The event was led jointly by the Yale Center for Biomedical and Interventional Technology, the Yale Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, the University of Connecticut, and MIT Hacking Medicine.

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