Three New Competitions Added to the Patient Safety Technology Challenge

Three new competitions have been added to the Patient Safety Technology Challenge. Funded by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and administered by Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative, the Patient Safety Technology Challenge is designed to fuel the engagement of students and innovators in creating solutions and envisioning transformational approaches to reduce preventable harm from medical errors.

Healthcare Hackathon with AI (H2AI), hosted by Georgetown University, is a 36-hour hackathon being held April 12-14. H2AI will invite clinicians, students, and industry partners in the DMV area (Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia). H2AI aims to bring together the brightest minds to create innovative ideas in generative AI and medicine to tackle real-world clinical challenges, with a special award for the best innovation in patient safety. Learn more here.

CatHacks, hosted by the University of Kentucky, will host their 10th annual hackathon beginning April 12th. CatHacks is proud to be the first national college hackathon in the state of Kentucky. Students from across the nation are invited to participate in this 24-hour hackathon. High school students are also welcome to apply. The Patient Safety Technology Challenge is sponsoring a $500 prize for the best tech-enabled patient safety solution. Learn more here.

LA Hacks, Southern California's largest hackathon, will be hosted by UCLA on April 19-20 in the Pauley Pavilion, the indoor arena and home of the UCLA Bruins basketball teams. LA Hacks will bring together 1,400+ developers, designers, and creatives who will have the opportunity to create apps, software, hardware, or other products using different technologies to create solutions and win prizes. The Best of Patient Safety Tech prize will be given under the Health + Wellness Track. The winning team will receive PS5s for each team member. Their theme this year is The Grand Adventure, which aims to challenge students to venture into the unknown and celebrate the thrilling journey of creativity and collaboration by solving real-world problems, embracing uncertainty, and making a lasting impact. Learn more here.

Learn more about these competitions, and other related patient safety competitions here. 

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