Hacking Health Hackathon @ e-Health 2018 Winners

Digital Health Canada is pleased to announce the winning teams from the Hacking Health Hackathon @ e-Health 2018, which took place in Vancouver May 27-30, 2018. Participants worked hand-in-hand with patients and clinician experts to build innovative software solutions focused on prevention, home care, and community care for people living with chronic disease. Winners and prizes were announced by Hacking Health co-founder Luc Sirois at the Hackathon Award Ceremony on May 29, 2018.

WikiMeds team members

The Hacking Health judging panel included Dr. Chris Hobson (Orion Health), Shiran Isaacksz (Digital Health Canada Board President), Herbet Brasileiro (CIHI), Sue Sepa (CIHI), and e-Health patient representatives Kerri Mackay and Francine Buchanan.

The winners

Orion Health Prize Winner: WikiMeds*
What they won: 20+ hrs of consultation with Dr. Chris Hobson, CMO of Orion Health.

Shiran Isaacksz with Olivier Leroux of SAM

Digital Health Canada Prize Winner: SAM: The Smart Automated Medical Assistant*
What they won: Digital Health Canada Membership for all team members plus: free registration for a Digital Health Canada Regional Conference of their choice; an article in Healthcare Information Management and Communications Canada; a featured blog on digitalhealthcanada.com; and a Webinar Wednesday presentation time slot.

Susan Sepa of CIHI

CIHI Prize Winner: Care Circles*
What they won: $1000 cash gift, an article on CIHI.ca about the winning team, and an opportunity to promote the winning team through CIHI social media channels.


Isabelle Vezina, Executive Director, Hacking Health; Mark Casselman, CEO, Digital Health Canada; Luc Sirois, Co-founder Hacking Health and Hackathon Host.

Infoway Prize Winner: Care Circles*
What they won: Registration for two to the 2018 Infoway Partnership Conference (November 13-14, 2018 in Montreal, Quebec); a meeting with a senior Infoway person(s) based upon area of interest; an opportunity to write a guest blog for the Infoway website; and a feature story, to be written by Infoway, in an upcoming edition of the Interchange e-newsletter.

e-Health People’s Choice: Care Circles*
What they won: Two tickets to e-Health 2019, May 26-29, 2019 at the Beanfield Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto.

e-Health patient representative Kerri Mackay

Hacking Health and e-Health Patient’s Choice: Patient Appointment Drop-off Assistant*
What they won: Tickets for all team members for a screening of Greg’s Wings; registration for two at a 2018 Hacking Health event in one of the 12 Canadian HH cities; a mentoring session or video-conference call with a Hacking Health director; and an opportunity to write a guest blog or be interviewed for a feature story, to be written up by Hacking Health, for the hacking-health.org website or newsletter.



*Team names are not official and were developed for competition purposes only.

Digital Health Canada connects, inspires, and educates the digital health professionals creating the future of health in Canada. Our 1500+ members are a diverse community of accomplished, influential professionals working to make a difference in advancing healthcare through information technology. Digital Health Canada fosters network growth and connection; brings together ideas from multiple segments for incubation and advocacy; supports members through professional development at the individual and organizational level; and advocates for the Canadian digital health industry.

Hacking Health (HH) is a non-profit organization that aims to catalyse cooperation by allowing the main stakeholders to co-create innovative, concrete solutions that meet healthcare challenges. With the help of its partners, Hacking Health promotes long-term initiatives: we encourage organizations and regions to work hand-in-hand with the stakeholders and help them transform in order to continually innovate. Hacking Health has become an international community movement in health innovation, with a know-how and gathering events portfolio that includes the hackathons and design jams. We act as innovation brokers for these communities. The movement has 53 chapters in 16 countries spread over all five continents. hacking-health.org

Digital Health Canada and Hacking Health recently announced a new partnership initiative. Read more here.