(Photo by Island Health)

This March, Island Health is bringing back a unique challenge that could help shape the future of health care services across Vancouver Island. 

The initiative is seeking 100 participants that aim to generate fresh ideas to improve health care. 

The competition, also known as Code Hack brings together patients, Island Health staff, physician partners, industry experts, coders, builders, designers and students who put on their thinking caps and compete against the clock and each other to come up with new concepts and prototypes that help solve health care challenges.

From March 10th to 12th, teams competing will have 24-hours and access to Island Health’s simulation lab, including mannequins powered by wireless technology to replicate real-life medical situations, a 3-D printer and programmable Wi-Fi enabled microchips.

Those that aren’t tech experts are still encouraged to participate as Code Hack is designed for people of all abilities who all have a common goal of improving health care.

Winning teams will get the opportunity to work on their Code Hack prototype with Island Health’s Innovation Lab and other community partners.

The deadline to register is February 6th. 

For more information and to register, applicants are encouraged to visit the Island Health website.

Code Hack 

  • Where: Royal Jubilee Hosptial, 1952 Bay Street
  • When: Friday, March 10th to Sunday, March 12th

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