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Less than 24 hours to go until the next Outware Hackathon all about Mobile Health!

We have 16 teams competing to address one of the following three challenges:

  • VicHealth – To build young people’s resilience using digital technologies.
  • HISA & Dragon Claw – To provide people with rheumatoid disease the ability to monitor and manage their own care arrangements and to quickly share relevant information with clinicians.
  • nib Foundation & DSR – To improve access to suitable sport and recreation programs and facilities for people with a disability.

Outware Mobile’s vision is to make a difference through creating mobile experiences that are intuitive, effective and engaging. The mobile experiences we create help people do the things they need to do, when they need to do them. They remove barriers, save time and give people access to relevant information when and where it’s needed.

From wearables, to interoperability, access and immediacy, rapid developments in mobile technologies have shone a spotlight on the many opportunities to make a difference in health. A hackathon is the perfect opportunity to get together, test new ways of doing things, new technologies and solve real problems by making working software.

We are also committed to building great partnerships with organisations that share our values, and we nurture our team’s technical and creative skills. The Outware Hackathon for Mobile Health is one of the ways we give ourselves time to research, innovate and develop new approaches that lead our industry and help our partners address new opportunities and solve problems.

We’re really excited and can’t wait to see all the great innovations our team will come up with.

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To follow the events of the day, the official hashtag is #OHmobilehealth.

 

 

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On Friday 1 May, Outware Mobile will be hosting its next Hackathon!

The theme for the event will be Health and we’re really privileged to have three great partners on board: VicHealth, HISA and nib Health Insurance.

The purpose of this event is to get creative and collaborate to develop working solutions to real health issues. It’s also a time to test new technologies and ideas, learn something new and have some fun!

Each partner organisation will present Outware Mobile with a challenge to address important issues in the health space using technology.

On the day, self-formed teams will come together to try and realise their solutions by bringing together multidisciplinary skills and “hacking”.

At our last Automation Hackathon, our teams came up with some incredibly innovative solutions including an NFC check-in app that we now use to keep track of all our test devices. Many other ideas have come to fruition  that we are continuing to work on. We’re looking forward to seeing some great ideas come out of the Health Hackathon that will help make a difference by addressing some important health issues.

If you’re interested in getting involved, please contact us or keep watching this space for more information.

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Outware is delighted to announce that the Better Health Channel app for Android is now available for download on the Google Play Store.

The app aims to improves consumer literacy about health conditions and their management, thereby leading to more informed and confident health decisions. It features a range of articles, first aid advice, recipes, shopping lists, notifications and important contact information for urgent medical help and advice. It also provides convenient location-based discovery to an extensive range of Victorian health service providers.

We are proud to have worked on such an important and useful app that empowers people to take control of their health and wellbeing using technology.