Thanks to Brittany Allen, VCU BME Senior & SI Alum, for her contributions to this blog.
During the first weekend in October, Johns Hopkins University hosted MedHacks2015. JHU brought together “technologists, scientists, healthcare professionals, and engineers to build amazing things together.” Their goal was to unite to develop their solutions to healthcare problems across the globe.
Out of the nearly 30 groups participating in JHU’s MedHacks, VCU’s EWH group won 3rd place! Jacob Jaminet, Sindora Baddam, and Brittany Allen comprised this group, along with an MD who joined the Chapter group. Brittany Allen writes, “We pitched an idea for allowing low-resource hospitals to request donations of particular medical devices via an automated text-messaging service.” You can see the website they developed here: https://brittany-allen-qy27.squarespace.com/
Tiffany Wong, another VCU EWH student and a Summer Institute Alumna, was in a group with JHU students and they received the Healthcare Alliance challenge award, which was awarded to a group that solved challenges related to identification and aid of medically vulnerable U.S. populations by incorporating digital connectivity into their solution.
Sindora Baddam, Amar Gopinath, Brittany Allen, & Jacob Jaminet at MedHacks 2015