Students from 29 campuses join forces for health hackathon
By Kathy Hovis

Students from all three of Cornell’s campuses – and 26 other universities – gathered in New York City over a packed weekend to brainstorm and develop solutions to health care challenges.

The Health Hackathon, sponsored by Entrepreneurship at Cornell and the Weill Cornell Medicine Clinical and Translational Science Center, took place March 8-10 and included students with backgrounds in medicine, business, computer science, economics, engineering and other disciplines. It also featured a maker space hosted by Cornell Tech, outfitted with 3D printers and other materials for prototyping.

Teams addressed the weekend’s patient safety challenges related to medication, patient care, procedures/surgery, infection and diagnostic errors by creating physical products and digital solutions.

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This was funded by an Einhorn Center Engaged Opportunity Grant