The first edition of the “MedHack – Hackathlon Transylvania”, was held in Cluj-Napoca, between the 24th and the 25th of March 2018, at the headquarters of “Cluj Hub”. The event has been organized by the “Association of Medicine Students Cluj-Napoca”, in collaboration with the international conference organization “HEART”, which purpose lies upon research and discussions interrelated with topics regarding healthcare.
“MedHack” has officially announced its interests of building a community dedicated to translating tech and innovation into our healthcare system through means of interprofessional collaboration, with a main focus on the development of innovative and efficient solutions. For this purpose, mentors, sponsors, volunteers, partners and participants belonging to a variety of professional fields were targeted and invited.
For the ‘Hackathlon’ competition, attended by approximately 135 participants, a special jury had been selected. The jury was formed by representative key figures from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Iuliu Haţieganu” and the Technical University “UTCN”, both based in Cluj-Napoca. To make it complete, partner companies provided delegates, aiding the teams through means of mentorship, and more.
During this task work marathon, 29 mixt multidisciplinary teams had the occasion to compete against each other, by working on a solution, regarding 1 out of 24 proposed topics. Throughout the competition, all teams were evaluated and assessed. Finally, the 3 best teams were selected by the jury, in order to be awarded later on.
NTT DATA was represented by one of our highly appreciated employees, Radu Orghidan - Senior Presales Consultant. He had an active role in the events jury, was chosen to reward the 2nd place winning team and introduced our most promising advance in the field of medicine: The “Hitoe t-shirt”.
NTT DATA, as Proud Partner, is thankful for the ongoing cooperation with ‘MedHack’. We perceive this to be the beginning of a highly honorable cause and are proud to contribute in laying the cornerstone for a better future!