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FORTH and University of Crete win the 1st Hacking Health in Athens!

The Institute of Computer Science (ICS) of the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH) and the Medical School of the University of Crete (UOC) participated in the first HACKING HEALTH HACKATHON in Athens and won the first prize, accompanied by 2,000 euros and the opportunity to participate in the Digital Transformation Programme of Roche Diagnostics Hellas.

The FORTH-UOC team developed and presented,Time Is Brain, a platform for the integrated management of emergencies focused on ischemic strokes. The Time Is Brain platform uses the International Patient Summary (IPS) and FHIR standards to reduce the time between the first contact the patient has with the healthcare professional until he or she receives specialized treatment for strokes.

FORTH-UOC team members were: Dr. Angelina Kouroubali (collaborating researcher at the Computational BioMedicine Lab of FORTH‐ICS, team leader), Mr. Georgios Kavlentakis (Software Development Team Coordinator at the Center of eHealth Applications and Services (CeHA) FORTH-ICS), Mr. Ioannis Petrakis and Mr. Nikolaos Tselas (both software developers at CeHA), and Dr. George Notas (Assistant Professor at the Medical School of UOC). Time Is Brain was developed to address the challenge of using the Electronic Health Record and the International Patient Summary to find innovative solutions for Health Data and Mobility.

Participants of the HACKATHON were asked to create innovative solutions to: Improve the specifications of the International Patient Summaryso that everyone can have access and share their personal health information, in order to get emergency unscheduled care, wherever needed, starting with vaccinations, allergies, drug therapy, and clinical problems.

Mr. Dimitrios Katehakis, head of the Center for Electronic Health Applications and Services (CeHA) of FORTH, was also invited at the event as a speaker and mentor.

Hacking Healthtook place on February 8, 9 & 10 at the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Amerikis 8, Athens. More information:

Hacking Healthis a global movement committed to improving healthcare. As an idea, it was conceived in 2011 and spread over a few years in more than 70 cities, in 45 countries, on 5 continents! Hacking Health fosters collaborative innovation by engaging key groups of stakeholders such as healthcare professionals, scientists, patients, entrepreneurs, engineers, designers, and developers to create solutions to healthcare challenges.

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