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Hackathon: Friday 2nd June 2017 – 8:00am to 4:30pm


There was a people’s choice vote following the team presentations at the end of the day and the clear winner was

Right Gear - "Enable the right equipment to be in the right place at the right time with the patients in the operating theatre"

By Dr Andrew Mayo with Jason Finch as technical lead and  Michael Cadogan, Sebastian Sherborne, Cory Williams, Terry Whalley,  Sharon Bretherton and Dr Mark Mattiussi.

Thank you to all involved.

The Applications Development team, invited HSS developers and specifically the idea leaders and subject matter experts all made a major contribution on the day.

MNIT is looking to fund the winning entry to complete the concept and also make the solution available to other participating QH developers.


TPCH Education Centre, The Prince Charles Hospital Rode Road Chermside


TOPIC A - One Screen App

Tech lead: Michael Walker | Idea lead: Geoff Bryant

GOAL: Reduce duplication and increase availability of clinically relevant screening and assessment information to improve and better integrate patient care.

TOPIC B - Rx Connect App

Tech lead: Anaru Herbert | Idea lead: Andrew Munns

GOAL: Timely communication of medicines on discharge to patients GP.

TOPIC C -  Right Gear App

Tech lead: Jason Finch | Idea lead: Dr Andrew Mayo

GOAL: Enable the right equipment to be in the right place at the right time with the patients in the operating theatre.

TOPIC D -  My Health Portal App

Tech lead: Hayden Wiltshire | Idea lead: Elizabeth Davis

GOAL: Allow patients to have access to relevant health data on their smart device and will be tailored to individual needs and conditions.

TOPIC E -  Where Do I Go App

Tech lead: Mary Lazo | Idea lead: Greg Jorgensen

GOAL: Reduce the anxiety of frail and elderly patients attempting to navigate their way around a complex facility through an easily accessible and user friendly hardware interface.

TOPIC F -  Trigger Happy App

Tech lead:  Laurence Harvey | Idea lead: Gail Corrigan

GOAL: Provide a means for loved ones to provide helpful information to clinicians about patient triggers, routines and soothing strategies.

Who can attend?

  • Clinicians – bring your ideas and patient experiences
  • Developers – engineers, coders, developers
  • Non-technical – business, marketing, PR skills
  • Designers – graphic design, UX/UI

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Previous events

2016 - Inaugural MNIT Hackathon

The four topics workshopped were:

  • Ability to incorporate location grade wireless into applications
  • Patient Survey with directed questions related to specific patient care
  • Patient Journey which morphed to Patient interactive Portal
  • Clinical Image capture, comment and share

A Clinical Wound Photography app submission was successful and has progressed through development and is expected to launch in mid 2017.

Last updated: 14 June 2017