Third Health Hackathon Announced

Hackathon 2023
July 25th 2023) Tallaght University Hospital alongside TU Dublin confirmed September 22nd and 23rd as the dates for the third health hackathon, an event that is supported by Amazon Web Services.

Students from three TU Dublin campuses come together to solve challenges set by clinicians. Each project group are given time with the clinicians so they could ask more detailed questions, the understanding of the brief and development of the concept were very important elements of the final scoring.

There are four award categories this year under which the winning projects will be selected including Innovation with greatest potential; Best use of technology, Innovation with greatest patient benefit and Most innovative solution.

“I cannot wait for this event, each year the students and their suggestions are so well thought out and articulated, I leave the event having learnt something each year and excited as to how the projects can be implement in TUH but also benefit the wider healthcare settings.” Lucy Nugent, Chief Executive Officer, TUH.

Commenting on the event Mr. Seán McHugh Head of Discipline, School of Enterprise Computing and Digital Transformation at TU Dublin said, "Students have the opportunity to work together to unlock the potential of Healthcare's future where their fresh innovation mind-sets and perspectives collaborate to create digital transformation and "tech for good" solutions for real world impact to current healthcare and societal challenges."

“We’re delighted to be supporting the Health Hackathon again for the third year in collaboration with TUH and TU Dublin. The Health Hackathon really challenges students to think big and we’re excited to see how the participants will leverage AWS technologies to tackle challenges that are faced by hospital clinicians in a real life healthcare setting. Even more exciting is the potential for these solutions to be fully developed and implemented to benefit patients and the wider hospital community,” said Joanne Reynolds, Community Engagement Manager, AWS

David Wall, Chief Information Officer at TUH “We are at the forefront of innovation at TUH and this event is fantastic opportunity to introduce students to innovation in healthcare, providing them with practical challenges that we need solutions for.