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International Developers From India, Japan, Sweden Vie for Health 2.0 World Cup(May 16, 2012)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/16/12 -- Health 2.0 today announced that multidisciplinary teams of healthcare enthusiasts representing India, Japan, New York, and Boston will join winners from the upcoming Stockholm Health Hack Day on May 18-20 to compete in the inaugural Health 2.0 Developers World Cup. They will square off against yet-to-be-determined winners of the code-a-thons in China, Netherlands, and several U.S. cities at the 6th Annual Health 2.0 Conference in San Francisco, October 7-10.
In addition to cash and prizes already received, the winner of the World Cup will receive a cash prize of $10,000, exposure to investors, and international recognition for themselves and their nation.
Winners from India, Japan, and Boston earned entry to the Developers World Cup by competing in Health 2.0 code-a-thons to develop concepts and working prototypes of solutions that improve quality of care in their home country.
- Health 2.0 India Winners: Winners Team Stasis created an application that fast-tracks help for people who otherwise wait for days for medical attention when they have a bad fall.
- Health 2.0 Japan Hack-a-Thon Winners: Team KM won for creating iPad checkup and management tools for artificial respirators.
- Health 2.0 Boston Big Data Winners: The winning team developed the No Sleep Kills app that allows patients and clinicians to compare sleep-related car crashes with rates of sleep apnea and other related conditions.
"We congratulate the winners and are looking forward to seeing their innovations in person in San Francisco," said Indu Subaiya, Health 2.0 Co-Chairman and CEO. "Developers World Cup has drawn exceptionally strong interest worldwide. We anticipate our fall Health 2.0 conference will be the most exciting and biggest showcase for healthcare IT innovation and exchange of ideas to date."
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