Posts tagged Hackathon
Persistent Systems Acquires Herald Health™, Transforming Healthcare Data Overload Into Clear and Actionable Insights

Persistent Systems (BSE & NSE: PERSISTENT) today announced the acquisition of Herald Health™, a start-up created to transform the data overload swamping healthcare professionals into clear and actionable insights. Born out of a hackathon sponsored by the Digital Innovation Hub (iHub) at Brigham and Women's Hospital in 2015, Herald Health has developed a nationally recognized product bringing intelligent workflows and care delivery processes needed for digital transformation in healthcare. Herald Health has earned multiple awards for its innovative design, including 1st place in the Department of Health and Human Services Provider User-Experience Challenge.

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The Tools to Transforming Health Care

How co-founders of Herald Health leveraged their frustration, knowledge and connections to position their product for success

Believe us when we say we know that navigating the health care space is easier said than done. Here at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we aim to be the digital health collaborator of choice. Innovators and entrepreneurs know that no matter how cleverly their solution addresses an unmet need, in order to succeed, they need to team up with the right collaborators to support and accelerate their ideas. Take the story of Brad Diephuis, MD, MBA, a former resident at the Brigham, and co-founder Andrew Hillis, PhD, who had a great idea – and got the help they needed to navigate the right paths within the Brigham.

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The Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) Innovation Hub and Hackathon: Interview with Dr. Adam Landman, Officer for Health Information, Innovation and Integration

Health information technology and applications are being developed very quickly these days. Large academic hospitals in Boston have taken notice, and are developing their own systems to promote innovation in medicine and healthcare today. Most recently, Brigham and Women’s Hospital has launched its very own Innovation Hub (iHub). As a launch of the BWH iHub, BWH in conjunction with MIT H@cking Medicine hosted their first hackathon the weekend of September 20-22, 2013.

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