Gupta Family Hackathon spurs health communication innovation

By | March 30, 2018
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Members of the winning teams with Sanjay and Rebecca Gupta. (IHPI)

The first-ever Gupta Family Hackathon for Health Communication brought together more than 120 participants over the weekend of March 23-25 to help address real-world problems related to health communication. The result: 30 new solutions, from apps and websites to devices and electronic medical record innovations. Four of those ideas emerged as winners, but all hold the potential to keep moving forward toward real-world application. Two dozen U-M faculty members and business leaders offered their time over the weekend as expert mentors, as the atrium of the Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building was transformed into a hub of innovation. Organized by the U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI) with support from U-M alumnus Sanjay Gupta, M.D. and his wife Rebecca, the event included students and professionals from U-M and other higher-education institutions, as well as community members. Read the whole story and learn about the winning pitchesSee tweets and a Wakelet collection about the Gupta Family Hackathon.