With the aim of attracting multidisciplinary talent in the field of health, the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) and the Gandia City Council has organized the Campus Salud Gandia (Gandia Health Campus)
It involves “a university hackathon that aims to motivate and inspire students from any degree program and university, as well as anyone interested in innovation in health, well-being and entrepreneurship“, explained José Millet, professor at the UPV.
José Pelegrí (Secretary of Campus Gandia), Rosa Andrés (Manager of the Gandia Health Department), Jose Manuel Prieto (Mayor of Gandia) and José Millet (organizer of the event as part of EIT Health) participated in the presentation of the event. It had the support and collaboration of the Safor Salut program.
30 hours without interruption
During the event, which took place from April 29th to 30th, students from different universities and companies in the healthcare industry combined learning and the solving problems related to healthcare and well-being. To this end, they relied on the guidance and mentorship of specialists in ChatGPT, Artificial Intelligence, no-Code, creativity, innovation and business models.
114 people registered, mostly undergraduate and double degree, master’s, doctoral and upper cycle students. 62 of them moved through the different stages of the Hackathon. By Universities, around 60% belonged to the UPV (with representation from the 3 campuses: Vera, Gandia and Alcoi) and more than 21% from the Carlos III University of Madrid.
Health and wellness challenges
Hospital U, Francesc de Borja de Gandia actively collaborated in the preparation and execution of the hackathon, deciding on the the challenges and compiling the documentation and data that were provided in the competition.
The creative challenge was The hospital of the future, from a broad perspective: ways of interacting with the patient, the patient as manager of their own health, new spaces and environments, the role of Artificial Intelligence and prediction, alarm management, etc.. All this without losing sight of humanization of care and sustainability of the system.
As an analytical challenge, they could choose between medical consultations, radiology or operating rooms.
In medical consultations, they proposed reducing the waiting times of people in a hospital when they attending to outpatient consultations. Identifying new ways of interacting.
In radiology, the objective was to organize the hospital’s medical imaging services to make them more efficient, taking into account both scheduled and emergency requests. Identifying new ways of interacting and measuring.
In operating rooms, they were meant to analyze the optimization of the use of operating rooms taking into account the various aspects that exert influence and the different actors involved. Recommendations to improve data collection, communication and coordination.
For its manager, Rosa Andrés, the Campus Salud Gandia “has made it possible to come up with ideas and provide feasible innovative solutions in the field of healthcare.”
Campus Salud Gandia started at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 29th, and ran uninterruptedly until 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 30,th at the Espai Baladre on Gandia Beach.
The first prize went to a team of Biomedical Engineering students from the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV). The second prize went to a group of students from the Carlos III University of Madrid. And 3 third prizes for a double degree group in Computer Science-ADE (UPV), another in Environmental Sciences (Campus Gandia) and Computer Science and another in Telecommunications and Biomedical Engineering from the UPV.
More information about this event at: https://campussaludgandia.com/primera-edicion/