Specialists in Rehabilitation Medicine excel in the use of a 'multidisciplinary' approach to clinical care. The approach of our specialty to address our healthcare related clinical, financial, and strategic challenges should be no different. Healthcare hackathons have become increasingly popular as a tool to identify important problems, unite stakeholders together, and to serving as a structured forum for working together to find solutions. Come experience what it is like to participate in a rehabilitation medicine focused hackathon! In this accelerated version of a hackathon event, each participant will have an opportunity to 'pitch' to the other participants a rehabilitation medicine problem or potential solution. We will then form diverse teams that will tackle a specific identified 'pain point' or problem. At the conclusion of the event teams will be able to discuss their potential solutions and ideas to the other teams and to the Judges, who will choose a winning idea or solutions. Our lectures will be 7 min each (approx 30 min total) followed by an accelerated version of a hackathon.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the theory, mechanism, and structure of a healthcare hackathon.
  • Experience first hand by participate and contribute to a hackathon.
  • Discuss and explain the theory and structure of a healthcare hackathon to others.