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EIT Health Innovation Day challenged multidisciplinary groups of health, social, technology, business and marketing students

08. 11. 2020

EIT Health Innovation Day, organized virtually on 30.10., has challenged health, social, technology, business and marketing university students in 4 selected challenges related to digital health and telemedicine innovation needs in the Czech Republic. 

The day included forming of multidisciplinary teams, selection of challenge to work on, design thinking theory and practices in 3 stages throughout the day, pitching skills workshop and final competition between all teams. 

The 4 challenges from which student teams could choose to work on were:

#1 - Access to telemedicine: Design an innovative solution for supporting the uptake of telemedicine among people with limited technology access and skills

#2 - Rapid training: Design an innovative solution for hospitals for rapid training and absorption of new methods, processes and requirements for medical staff when shifted between different units

#3 - Communication hospital-patient: Design an innovation solution for increasing patient satisfaction with planned operations and post-operation process

#4 - Automatization of simple health consultancy: Design an innovative solution for supporting automatization of first patients´ problems consultancy by general practitioners leading into a decreased quantity of doctors´ time for solving simple health cases

Guest workshop trainers on the EIT Health Innovation Day included Pavel Bartoš for design thinking and Pavlína Louženská for pitch training.

The jury consisting of Pavel Bartoš, Pavlína Louženská and Essam Sharaf, Course Director at Karolinska Institutet from Sweden and Marta Tallon, Digital Innovation Manager at Roche from Spain finally rewarded the following 3 ideas:

  • 1st prize: MedFlow - for automatization of simple health consultancy (challenge 4)
  • 2nd prize: MediVR - for communication hospital-patient (challenge 3)
  • 3rd prize:  Zdravodennik - for access to telemedicine (challenge 1)

We would like to thank academic partners of the event: Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Usti nad Labem, IFMSA in the Czech Republic – International Federation of Medical Students Associations, and Faculty of Health Studies at West-Bohemian University in Plzen for their support of the event!