Coding Sub-Zero

Lis Evenstad | eHealth Insider | January 29, 2013

Despite a lack of heating and a rather unreliable internet connection, spirits were high at NHS Hack Day, Oxford. Lis Evenstad reports.

The latest NHS Hack Day took place in a frosty gym at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

Around 150 clinicians, designers and developers spent their weekend creating “disruptive solutions to problems in the health space.” And despite the chilly atmosphere – and lack of a reliable internet connection – spirits were high.

Submissions to the final judging varied from an online portfolio for junior doctors to video consultations and a memory repository for dementia patients.

Organiser Dr Carl Reynolds said events like this were important because they brought people with ideas together.