H.I.T Challenge 2016, Singapore

You folks might have seen my tweets on the HIT Challenge semi-finals but nevertheless, here are some updates from my end.

Themed “Moving Towards Better Healthcare Enabling, Education and Efficiency“, HIT Challenge 2016 is a nationwide contest for healthcare professionals with Phase 1 – Idea Generation beginning back in February 2016.

The semi-finals took place on the 18th August (Thursday) and boy was it a long day for me. In addition to being the Health Innovation Adviser for the HIT Challenge, I also served as one of the Group Lead Judge during the Semi-Finals where I spent the entire day (on the 18th Aug) evaluating the interesting concepts and solutions brought forth by healthcare professionals working across different care sectors in Singapore.

I reviewed 30 over entries (there were slightly over 90 entries accepted into the semi-finals) where I had to rank them in terms of;

  • Innovation & originality
  • Feasibility & relevance
  • Long-term engagement & sustainability

If there is an observation to be made from the semi-finals, it would be that my assertion that the key success factor for health informatics and digital health adoption lies in understanding what workflow really is.

If you are interested in finding out which teams will emerge as the final champions, then join us at the finals on 23rd September 2016 at Singapore Expo (the finals will be held in conjunction with the Singapore Health & Biomedical Congress (SHBC 2016).


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