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MNIT Hackathon

mnit hackathon


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

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TPCH Education Centre, The Prince Charles Hospital Rode Road Chermside


It is with pleasure that we can announce that the Metro North IT Hackathon topics have been decided. You can register for this free event as a visitor or as a team participant against one of the topics below:

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


Attend on the day and you can sit in with a development team and observe the process and proposed outcomes. Moving between groups if you so desire. (Numbers not restricted).


As a team participant (limited number) you will help design and build the solution.  Software developer/s will lead the activity, with clinical (SME) subject matter experts.

A limited edition t-shirt to signify your official involvement will be provided on the day and lunch will be provided to participants with morning and afternoon tea, including barista coffee for general consumption.

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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: 19 May 2017