Hacking the future of health at OuluHealth Hack

The OuluHealth Hack is calling you to enter the competition and find cutting-edge innovations that will help digitalise services in the social and health sector.

This innovation contest is launched in April and it culminates in a 48-hour hackathon weekend at the Tellus Arena at the University of Oulu from 15 to 17 June. The OuluHealth Hack focuses on digital transformation in healthcare and new digital solutions that will speed up the upcoming health and social services reform. Its contestants have a choice of one of two set challenges provided by Oulu University Hospital, InterSystems and CGI as well as an open innovation challenge. The total value of prizes is 13,500 euros. The winners will be announced at the end of the hackathon on 17 June.

This hackathon offers developers of next-generation digital solutions the opportunity to claim a place in the front row of global health innovators.

‘This is an excellent opportunity to find solutions to meet genuine healthcare needs. I am happy that so many significant operators in the field are collaborating to create a better future. There is power in co-operation,’ says Noora Jansson, network director of OuluHealth.

In their challenge, Oulu University Hospital and InterSystems are looking for innovations to improve the service platforms and customer experience in a hospital environment. The contestants have access to Oulu University Hospital’s functional floorplans and test patient data sets offered by OYS TestLab development and test environment via InterSystems HealthShare FHIR API.

‘Oulu University Hospital aims to become the smartest hospital in the world. To reach this goal we are open to fresh visions, innovations and new angles on improving healthcare-related solutions and technologies for both customers and professionals. We are ready for quantum leaps but would appreciate tangible implementations of concepts to improve customer journey in our future hospital,’ outlined Timo Alalääkkölä of OYS TestLab.

The CGI challenge is targeted at innovating customer journey solutions that make it easier to reach proper care and maintain wellness in the future. In the open hack challenge, any health tech idea or solution may apply. This challenge is for all health enthusiasts and teams that are interested in improving or revolutionising the Finnish health ecosystem.

The Ouluhealth Hack is organised by the OuluHealth ecosystem, in collaboration with partners Tieto and Sitra. Participation is free of charge.

Read more information here and register for the hackathon before 31 May.


Contact persons:

 Salla Hirvonen, Specialist, OuluHealth
+358 40 726 1842

 Timo Alalääkkölä, Head of Testing, OYS Test Lab
+358 40 561 4390

 Miila Päivärinne, Senior Sales Executive, InterSystems
+358 46 600 0898

 Markus Vehmanen, Service Manager, CGI / Welfare
+358 40 831 8684

About OuluHealth

OuluHealth, one of the five Oulu Innovation Alliance ecosystems, brings together universities, researchers, healthcare professionals and health tech companies to accelerate innovation, boost the health tech business and create better solutions for the benefit of citizens. The ecosystem offers a unique test environment for developing products and services under authentic conditions with genuine users. OuluHealth is a member of European Connected Health Alliance and Business Finland network. BusinessOulu facilitates OuluHealth ecosystem collaboration.

About Ultrahack

Established in 2015, Ultrahack is an innovation platform and community for student teams, startups and enterprises to develop new digital business and solve topical challenges utilising the latest technologies. An Ultrahack innovation contest is an innovation programme spanning several months, comprising pre-hack meetings and mentoring before culminating in a hackathon final. The Ultrahack programme creates new teams, enterprises, jobs, technologies and even new fields of business. Ultrahack attracts hundreds of experts and dozens of growth companies to Finland every year.

Ultrahack has implemented hackathons with a number of cities and companies. Our international partners include NASA, ESA, CGI and IBM. In Finland, we have collaborated with companies such as Valio, Nokia, Reaktor Space Labs, Orion and OP.


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