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Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria

Friday 16th June 2017

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Do you want to learn how the latest technology could support your local transformation? If so, come and join a series of events being conducted in partnership with Lancaster University, The Innovation Agency and Amazon. These linked sessions give an opportunity to learn about the latest technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT) and Data Analytics to use them in a ‘hack’ to solve your service problems. You can also win some great prizes including Amazon Echo and Dots! So, whether you are clinician or a data scientist, if you think technology might help improve services, you should join us at the Inspiration Workshop on 16th June 2017 to see what is possible. From there great ideas will then be taken forward to an ‘Envisaging Event’ to explore possibilities and then onto a ‘Hack’* to use these technologies to work on your own transformation solutions. Full details below:

What, Where and When

Session 1: Inspiration Workshop:

What: A session presented by Healthier Lancashire & South Cumbria and Amazon Web Services showcasing what may be possible during the Hackathon developing digital health innovations in the cloud.

Examples to Include IoT Devices, Sentiment Analysis & Social Care Artificial Intelligence demos.

Where: The Oval Lounge: Shaw Hill Golf Resort & Spa Hotel - View on Google Maps

When: 10am – 12 am. 16th June 2017

Session 2: Envisaging Workshop:

What: Innovation start with a problem. Here, teams or individuals can bring the problems they face in their day to day work area and develop their concepts and ideas for solutions further. This workshop is about refining the problem statement further in order to take it to the Hack itself.

Who: Clinicians and managers from health and care services and third sector representatives

Venue: InfoLab21 Lancaster University - View on Google Maps

When: Early July 2017

What you’ll need

You will need to bring a laptop; we’ll help you to get an Amazon test account and some free credits.

All entries will be judged by a panel in a closed environment to protect your idea. Selected ideas generated will go forward to the hack.

Session 3: The Hack:

What: The hack event runs over a day and a half, where technical experts will be on hand to help solve the problems brought by frontline staff and citizens in order to turn them in to real-life solutions built on Amazon’s technology. The top 3 ideas will win awards and be supported to take their solutions forward.

Where: InfoLab Lancaster University - View on Google Maps

When: Mid/Late July 2017

And Finally

To get an idea of the possibilities have a look at the ‘The Pollexy Project’ on YouTube

Already have some ideas? . . . . . . . Bring them to the Inspiration Workshop!

We look forward to seeing you there!

“A hackathon is an event where people from different backgrounds and expertise form teams, collaborate within a limited time frame, and focus on a specific problem or idea in healthcare to come up with innovative, disruptive ideas and solutions. By bringing together diverse minds, with the common goal of solving healthcare’s biggest challenges, problems can be diagnosed from multiple different perspectives”. - The Innovation Agency

* Anyone wishing to attend the Hack should have ideally contributed to the Envisaging Workshop

Please contact Lindsey Roome (STP Project Manager) on to confirm your attendance/interest