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A Joule H2 - Hacking Health Design Day Is a full-day event that gives Canadian Medical Association (CMA) members the opportunity to develop a solution to a health care challenge with the intent of potentially bringing it to market and putting it into practice.
The event is open to all Canadian Medical Association (CMA) members. There is no cost for members to attend. A select group of invited facilitators and designers will also be present.
Hacking Health is a globally recognized company that shares Joule's commitment to fostering connections that drive health change. Joule is pleased to be partnering with Hacking Health on the Design Day event series. Visit
here and the Joule app for future events.
The day typically starts at 9 am and ends at 6pm, with the last hour of the day being a networking reception. It's a high-energy and exhilarating experience.
Design Days follow a methodology that takes participants through strategic agenda items with defined time limitations. This process is meant to help teams take their ideas from concept to solution. At the conclusion of the day, a member from each team will present to a panel of judges for the selection of a winner and also a people's choice award, selected by all participants.
Absolutely! Although the term "hackathon" derived from technical events involving 'coding', there will be no coding at the Design Day. The focus will be to work through a proposed solution using the Business Model canvas. The methodology of the Design Day can be applied to solving any number of problems within the health care environment.
The challenges are determined by those who attend. All registered members receive an invitation to join an online collaboration space. It is in this space that registered members pose possible challenges and solutions. It's also a channel to meet fellow Design Day participants and add comments to a challenge or solution shared by another participant.
Challenge ideas submitted by particpants are vast. You are open to submit an innovative and health care focused idea you have in mind. Examples of previous submissions include:
No. The ideal team size for such an event is 3-4 people. The number of challenges selected is dependent on the number of teams in attendance. For example, if a Design Day has seven teams then there will be seven unique challenges selected for the event.
Joule works closely with the members of the Joule Innovation Council on the challenge selection process. Learn more about the Council
here. Together, we look to identify the most relevant and best suited ideas for the day's format. An idea that is clearly articulated, easily understood and backed by participants is most likely to be selected.
If your challenge idea is chosen you will be notified before the event and asked to prepare a pitch that you will deliver at the start of the event. After all onsite pitches are complete, each team in the room will be asked to select a challenge idea to work on. At this point those members who delivered the live pitch will find out what team they will work with.
If a participating member's challenge is not selected or the member did not submit a challenge idea on the online space, he or she will be assigned a team upon arrival. Each team will have the opportunity to select the live pitch they would like to work on.
Yes, upon registering please email
email@example.com detailing your team request. Team formation requests are limited to CMA members who have registered for the Design Day.
Each team will be supported by a designer and facilitator. These individuals are there to inspire, assist and advise. They are there to share their creativity, expertise about the design process, business planning and general project management. They will also be able to share examples of tools and techniques to develop a successful project. By working with a designer, you will start to develop a sense for how your innovation might appear to an end user.
No. Joule, the CMA and Hacking Health make no claim to any intellectual property in ideas or work product generated by you arising from a Design Day.
Design Day participants are encouraged to form a network with their team to support progressing an idea further and to reach out to
firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Members are also encouraged to apply for a Joule Innovation Grant, additional information can be found
here and within the Joule app.
No, be yourself!
Shortly after registering, you will receive an invitation to join an online collaboration space. This space provides the opportunity for you to share challenges (for example, a challenge faced in daily practice etc.), a possible solution you have thought of or a combination of both. It's also a channel to meet your fellow participants and add comments to a challenge or solution shared by another participant.
We encourage all registered members to share ideas and we are available at
email@example.com to support this process.
Be active with sharing and adding comments on the pre-event online space. Ideas that are clearly articulated, easily understood and backed by other attending members will have a higher chance of being selected for live pitching at the event.
Consider who you want to work with. If you see a fellow physician on the online space that you would like to be on a team with, let us know at
firstname.lastname@example.org. If you know fellow members you think would like to attend the Design Day send them a link to register. The event is open to all CMA members.
It's not mandatory however we encourage participants to bring a laptop to support onsite research, creation of documents, etc. Each team will have a designer at their table that will have his or her own laptop. Wi-fi will be provided.
You may also wish to bring a business card or otherwise to exchange information with your teammates and other participants.
CMA and/or its subsidiary company Joule.