Hack to Health Offers Innovative Health Solutions

New Orleans, LA – The Division of Business at Xavier University of Louisiana announced that it will host “Hack to Health,” a healthcare hackathon, on March 25 and March 26.

A healthcare hackathon is an innovation marathon. Creative minds from various disciplines, including students, developers, healthcare professionals, entrepreneurs and more come together and work with mentors to learn, build, and share their creations designed to address a health related problem over the course of two days. All that is required is an interest in improving peoples’ health. No tech expertise is required to participate.

“New Orleans has experienced an increase in activity in the health care arena and Xavier University is renowned for its academic programs in this industry, so it is a natural fit for Xavier to host an event such as this,” said Dr. C. Reynold Verret, President of Xavier University. Hack to Health features three tracks: Access to Healthcare; Chronic Diseases; and Behavioral Health. After hearing from speakers in each track, participating teams of innovators and problem solvers will collaborate to create solutions to specific problems of their choosing.

The hackathon concludes with presentations by the teams with prizes being awarded to the winners in each track. Hack to Health will occur in Room 105 at the NCF Science Complex at 8:00am on March 25 and 2:00pm on March 26. It is hosted by LiftOffHealth. Sponsors include 3M and the Louisiana Small Business Development Center. Registration is free. Information on registering for or sponsoring Hack to Health is available at http:// liftoffhealth.com/xula/

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