New Delhi, June, 2016: MphRx, India participated for the first time at AGFA Hackathon, 19-20 June, House of Innovation, Antwerp, Belgium.
Participants from MphRx and Agfa joined hands to take up the "Care Plan Adherence" challenge and come up with an innovative solution. Shivank Gandhi, Devdutt Jangir, and Puneet Jain represented MphRx and proposed approaches such as gamifying, virtual monitoring of patient’s health, and enabling community support. Special emphasis were laid on crafting a visually engaging solution for patients.
The event started with an introduction that was followed by idea pitches and training session on Business Model Canvas. More than 60 contestants participated in Agfa’s maiden hackathon. Contestants from various verticals such as technology, product, business development, and sales worked together to propose innovative solutions. Each team chose an idea/problem and came up with a business model and prototype that solved a real world patient problem using Agfa’s technologies.
Keeping in mind the basic business principle – breaking barriers in healthcare, the team came up with an innovative solution – MyCare specifically catered to the problem of Care Plan Adherence. The team was coached by Geert Claeys, Technology and Innovation Manager at Agfa. MyCare was designed to help patients suffering from chronic diseases that need regular follow ups. The solution was aimed to ease the time-consuming process for both clinical professionals and patients. The team used both mobile and web technologies to track and follow-up care plans across the complete healthcare eco-system.
The team received the “Most Innovative Project” award for their out of box and patient-centric idea. Later, the team was invited to showcase the solution at the Innovation day at Agfa’s Head office in Mortsel.