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Hacking Health aims to transform healthcare by connecting healthcare professionals with designers, developers, innovators and entrepreneurs to build realistic, human-centric solutions to front-line healthcare problems.

Like the Impact Hub network, Hacking Health is also a global movement (it’s currently active in 30+ cities in Canada, the United States, South America, Europe and Asia) and shares our belief that innovation is fueled by diverse minds and perspectives.

Hacking Health chapters are autonomous and organize regular cafés, meetups, clinics, workshops and health hackathons in partnership with local digital health stakeholders. Here in Ottawa, Hacking Health has partnered with CHEO, along with the Impact Hub Ottawa community and volunteers from IBM Ottawa to catalyze collaborative innovation in healthcare.

This movement is powered by passionate and dedicated people who are committed to improving healthcare through innovation. To learn more about how you can get involved, sign up for the mailing list and follow them on Twitter. You can also subscribe to the Hub’s mailing list to stay in the loop about upcoming events and opportunities to engage with this community of healthcare innovators.

Follow the journey with blog posts from CHEO and Hacking Health:

“Innovation is a team sport”: CHEO and Hacking Health announce partnership to innovate healthcare (March 3, 2016)

Snowstorm can’t dampen enthusiasm for innovating healthcare in the National Capital Region (April 7, 2016)

Ottawa’s tech revival boosted by innovation in health (April 15, 2016)

Hacking Health Café: Designing for Healthcare (May 18, 2016)


Why the Future of Healthcare Matters (June 16, 2016)

Behind the scenes as #HHOttawa takes it global (July 7, 2016)


HHOttawa Huddle: On Track for Hackathon 2017 (August 2, 2016)


Shopify researcher and former CHEO patient: “inject some happiness” into healthcare (September 13, 2016)


Trending #HIP613 – A Launch that had Everyone Buzzing (December 5, 2016)


Silo-tions for Healthcare (January 18, 2017)


From Bethune to Benchimol, #HIP613 continues tradition of innovation in healthcare (January 26, 2017)