Successful conclusion of mHealth Hackathon, 18-20 March, organised by Advance Healthcare

On March 18-20, 2016, at the MHEALTH HACKATHON in Brussels, digital innovators came together to create more effective, break-through ideas than they would by working alone.  The hackathon  was organised by Advance Healthcare and supported by a stellar group of partners from industry, healthcare and government (Pfizer, IBM, BASE, Artilium, Partena, Mutualités Libres/Onafhankelijke Ziekenfondsen as well as Belgian Ministers De Croo and De Block). Their experts were available throughout the hackathon for advice and contacts.

The MHEALTH HACKATHON was built around 18 real-world challenges identified by top minds in the Belgian healthcare and technology space.  More specifically, solutions developed at the Brussels hackathon could 1) bring healthcare home to millions of patients, empowering patients and healthcare professionals to manage health problems remotely or from the patient’s home, 2) create new services that absolutely delight patients, making healthcare services more convenient, less complicated, less stressful and generally more delightful to experience, 3) tackle over- and underconsumption of medicine – medication adherence is still one of the biggest problems, that if solved would save billions of euros and radically improve outcomes, 4) introduce performance metrics for mHealth apps, 5) protect and further improve Belgium’s competitive advantage in clinical trials, and 6) develop novel tools for personalised chronic disease prevention, all leading to exciting new healthcare businesses.

During the mHealth Hackathon, participants had access to a range of free resources and expertise provided by more than 30 “superheroes” (experts available for immediate advice and feedback). Superheroes included physicians, nurses, patients, senior managers at hospitals, technology experts and media companies. That’s in addition to the support and expertise provided by our sponsors and partners.

The jury included Ri De Ridder (Director General, Riziv), Xavier Brenez (CEO, MLOZ), Catherine Rutten (CEO,, Frank Ponsaert (kabinet De Block), Shahram Sharif (CEO, Lindacare) and Katrin Geyskens (Partner, Capricorn Venture Partners).

The winners were Momala, a low cost malaria diagnostic solution (1st place), iMoveUp, a knee surgery rehabilitation program (2nd), and Willy, a diagnostic solution for erectile dysfunction (3rd place). All of the 12 projects deserve credit, however, since the all round quality was exceptional.

  • Dragonfly: a burnout prediction tool
  • Fiore: a menopause support solution
  • GMD+ adoption: a patient-doctor communication tool to drive adoption of medical records
  • HelpMate: a matchmaking people with chronic illness and volunteer helpers
  • iMoveUp: online knee rehabilitation program
  • MediMate: medication app that connects patient with GP and pharmacist
  • MediZen: mobile patient monitoring for aenesthesist
  • Momala: mobile malaria labs
  • myHealthBox: the patient as data broker of his/her own data
  • PillPlan: medication app that connects patient and pharmacist
  • Willy: easy diagnosis of erectile dysfunction
  • Yagram Health: patient engagement tool for maternity clinics



Bart Collet will be running a workshop “Technology meets quality measurements”, 28-4-2016, at the 7de Congres Facility Management in de Zorg

Bart Collet will be running a workshop “Technology meets quality measurements” at the 7de Congres Facility Management in de Zorg.

28 april 2016 – ALM Berchem (Antwerpen)
Hoe kwaliteit, veiligheid en efficiëntie bewaken én tegelijk de klantenbeleving verbeteren in ziekenhuizen en ouderenzorg?

Research2Guidance launch 6th Global mHealth App Developer Economics Study

The folks at Research2Guidance have just launched their 6th mHealth App Developer Economics Study. We’re a great fan of their work and would certainly recommend that you take a look at their research, especially the app developer economics series. And if you’re active in the business please do take part in the survey!

Here’s their announcement:

The 6th Global mHealth App Developer Economics Study Has Been Launched

From today, we’re inviting industry stakeholders to share their experiences and insights regarding the current and future state of mHealth in the world’s largest annual study.

2015 was another fascinating year for mHealth. By the fourth quarter, research2guidance had reported that the total number of mHealth app downloads worldwide had reached 3 billion from 165,000 app solutions on the market, making the mHealth industry worth $10.2bn. Despite such progress, few developers have successfully monetized their solutions. Few apps have been effectively integrated into patient pathways or the daily routines of healthcare professionals, whilst traditional health care players continue to proceed cautiously into the space.

We’re proud to announce the launch of our 6th mHealth App Developer Economics Study to investigate some of mHealth’s biggest questions and to consider how they might be tackled in the coming years. Last year, more than 5,000 industry experts participated, contributing to what’s become the largest annual study on the global mHealth app market available.

From today, we’re inviting stakeholders from across the industry to share their experiences of working with and in mHealth to find out what is proving successful today and what might prove successful in the near future.

For the 6th edition of the Global mHealth App Developer Economics study we’re trying to find out:

  • Which business models are most effective to succeed in mHealth today?
  • Which app categories are most successful in meeting the demands of both patients and investors?
  • What does the relationship between Health Insurers and mHealth look like in 2016?

We’re offering participants:

  • The chance to view initial results immediately after completing the survey
  • A free copy of the mHealth App Developer Economics 2016 report

We warmly invite you and your readers the chance to share their opinions today.

We thank you in advance for your time and participation!

Link to Survey:

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