Health 2.0 Berlin Code-a-Thon Sponsored by Aetna International

Health care stakeholders join forces with developers to build new apps for health and wellness

On 3-4 November 2012 web and mobile developers meet health professionals, patients and other health care stakeholders at the Health 2.0 Berlin Code-A-Thon 2012 to create innovative solutions and build brand new prototype applications for improved health and wellness in only two days.

Berlin, October 18, 2012 – What if a smartphone app could check for signs of sleep apnea and help patients and their families sleep more soundly? Or what about an app that lets Parkinsons patients take standard motor skill tests at home instead of in the doctors office? Sound too good to be true? And how long do you think it would take to develop a working prototype? The answer is as few as 48 hours.

These are just some of the many excellent prototypes that have been developed by Health 2.0 Code-A-Thon teams in the past. Find out on 3-4 November 2012 what brilliant health care solutions will be created at the Health 2.0 Berlin Code-A-Thon. For this two-day event, sponsored exclusively by Aetna International, gifted coders and health professionals will come together in Berlin to compete to develop the most innovative solution to improve health and wellness. The event is part of the Health 2.0 Code-a-Thon series, which includes a range of developer-focused events happening in the United States, Europe and Asia.

With chronic conditions like diabetes and coronary artery disease steadily on the rise, Aetna is looking to launch innovative technology solutions that help people achieve one of two goals: to get and stay healthy or to manage existing chronic conditions. David Healy, Managing Director, Europe, for Aetna International notes that “At Aetna, our goal is to help our customers live healthier lives.  The proliferation of mobile devices gives us an opportunity to build new tools for our customers, enable them with valuable health and wellness information, and provide them with access to our services anytime, no matter where they are in the world.”

At the end of the two days, a panel of expert judges decides which applications are easiest to use, have the most intuitive interfaces, and will potentially help the most patients. Registration is free for all participants. The best team is awarded 5,000 Euro and the four runners-up each 1,000 Euro. Journalists are welcome to the award ceremony at 17:30 on 4th November. The Code-a-Thon marks the start of the Health 2.0 Europe conference on 6-7th November, also happening at the Langenbeck-Virchow-Haus, where leading health IT experts and start-ups will meet to discuss the latest technologies for improved health care delivery and patient outcomes.

Where and how can I participate in the Berlin Code-a-thon?

Date: 3 November 2012 – 4 November 2012
9.30 am -9.00 pm

Venue: Langenbeck-Virchow-Haus, Charité Hospital and University of Medicine
Luisenstrasse 58/59
10117 Berlin, Germany

How To Prepare: All available resources to develop applications are being introduced by Aetna International in a webinar. You can register for the webinar here:
https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/512885311

Contact: For more information contact Jessica Goldband (jess@health2con.com)

Click here for more information on the Health 2.0 Berlin Code-a-Thon , Sponsored by Aetna International or follow this link to register for free: http://legacy.health2con.com/events/event-registration/?ee=18

More information on the Health 2.0 conference from 6 -7 November 2012 is available here: http://legacy.health2con.com/events/conferences/europe-fall-2012/

Get a 25% discount for the conference when you register with the Promo code “AVISO ” or apply for a press pass.

About Health 2.0 Europe

Health 2.0 Europe is the premier conference dedicated to how Web 2.0 and social media are transforming health care systems in Europe. The conference brings together professionals in the converging industries of health care, the internet mobile applications and social media to address how Web 2.0 and mobile technologies revolutionize both health care delivery and treatment.  Health 2.0 Europe is organized by pioneering experts with decades of combined experience in health- and web- related business and consulting, including Matthew Holt and Indu Subaiya, founders of Health 2.0 in San Francisco.  Please visit legacy.health2con.com/europe for more information, or follow Health 2.0 Europe and its online communities and groups on Twitter, LinkedIn
and Facebook.

Media Contact: 

Nina Zeldes
AVISOmed for Health 2.0 Europe
+49 30 278798070
nina.zeldes@avisomed.de

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