MIT Hacking Medicine is proud to partner with Samsung for the MIT DC Grand Hack!
Join MIT Hacking Medicine as we bring the MIT Grand Hack to Washington D.C.! This is the weekend to brainstorm and build innovative solutions with hundreds of like-minded engineers, clinicians, designers, developers and business people. Within our multi-theme event, there is sure to be a healthcare challenge for everyone!
Interested in helping out? You can partner with us, become a sponsor, or sign up to be a mentor! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Visit the Samsung developer’s website to check out some of the resources being offered at our event!
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Watch and listen to the full video below from our MIT Grand Hack in Boston from April 2018!
Many people around the world are limited in their access to necessary healthcare services, thereby increasing their risk of poor health outcomes and serious complications. These barriers to healthcare are out of the patient’s control, largely stemming from economic disparities, lack of education, and lack of availability of services in their geographical area. Veterans, in particular, can often have difficulty receiving timely checkups due to high demand and the distance to VA clinics. How can we work for these underserved populations to deliver basic healthcare needs? What simple technologies can be set up to introduce clinical care at minimal cost? How can we improve access to continuing care for veterans who are unable to make it to their closest VA hospital? This track will work together to ensure broader access to care for underserved populations – exploring the source of pain points in delivering healthcare and introducing ways to circumvent economic and geographical barriers.
Whether directly or indirectly from depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, substance use, personality disorders, loneliness or burnout, millions of people live with a mental health condition. Join others in the mental health track & professional burnout track to tackle the broad range of pain points surrounding this complex field. How can we better detect, diagnose, and prevent these mental health conditions that often occur from professional settings? How can we help veterans suffering from conditions such as PTSD improve their health? How can we continue to de-stigmatize mental health conditions and ensure that our society better accommodates for those who live with chronic mental health conditions? How can we ensure broader access to care, especially for vulnerable populations, and improve retention in treatment?
A rare disease is defined as a condition that affects fewer than 200,000 people. Rare diseases become orphan diseases when drug companies are no longer interested in developing treatments against them. With the low prevalence, how can we work to prioritize cures for rare and orphaned diseases? What technologies can be set up to better diagnose & treat these diseases? How do we improve the design & implementation of drug development programs focused on rare diseases ? Can we enable patients to accurately self-diagnose their rare disease, and are there ways to efficiently share knowledge among researchers to increase understanding and advance treatment? This track will focus on diseases that impact a relatively small portion of the world’s population – emphasizing solutions that help with the knowledge transfer, diagnosis, and treatment of rare diseases while ensuring these solutions are accessible to those who may have social, psychological, economic, or cultural roadblocks.
Dr. Clancy serves as the VHA Deputy Under Secretary for Health (DUSH) for Discovery, Education & Affiliate Networks (DEAN), effective July 22, 2018. Prior to her current position, she served as the Executive in Charge, Veterans Health Administration, with the authority to perform the functions and duties of the Under Secretary for Health. As the Executive in Charge, Dr. Clancy directed a health care system with an annual budget of approximately $68 billion, overseeing the delivery of care to more than 9 million enrolled Veterans. Previously, she served as the Interim Under Secretary for Health from 2014-2015. Dr. Clancy also served as the VHA Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Organizational Excellence, overseeing VHA’s performance, quality, safety, risk management, systems engineering, auditing, oversight, ethics and accreditation programs, as well as ten years as the Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. In 2015, Dr. Clancy was selected as the Outstanding Federal Executive of the Year by Disabled American Veterans, and in 2018, she was selected as one of the Top 50 Physician Executives by Modern Healthcare.She is a highly experienced and nationally recognized physician executive. Dr. Clancy holds an academic appointment at George Washington University School of Medicine and serves as Senior Associate Editor, Health Services Research. She served as member of the National Quality Forum, Board of Directors, as the Chair of the AQA Alliance and served on the Board of Governors, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. An elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, Dr. Clancy was most recently presented with the 2014 Quality Champion Award, National Committee for Quality Assurance and was also named as Honorary Fellow, American Academy of Nursing.
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