HealthHack is a product-building event that runs from a Friday evening through to Sunday. Teams work on problems that have been submitted by Problem Owners - typically medical researchers, medical organisations, hospitals or government— but they could come from anyone who has a health-related problem they want to solve.



Our Mission

HealthHack is national event that helps medical researchers, health professionals and students find solutions to their important problems. Domain experts are invited to pitch their ideas to talented hackers who form into small groups around each idea based on their interests and skills. Each expert works closely with their group for 48 hours in a friendly and productive environment before presenting their masterpiece on the final night.

Everyone is welcome to participate in HealthHack. We understand the importance of cross-disciplinary networks and relationships and we believe that working in diverse groups encourages cross pollination of ideas and the development of innovative new solutions. HealthHack provides an opportunity to spend time with people who are passionate about health and medical research, education, science, software development, engineering and design.

For researchers and healthcare professionals, HealthHack can help you to create a proof of concept for a particular idea, to reimagine an existing concept or to create something truly inspiring.

For hackers, it's a great opportunity to hone your skills and make new connections, to work directly on interesting problems with domain experts, and to gain a deeper understanding of healthcare and medical research.

HealthHack is an event run under the auspices of Linux Australia and has been held annually since its inception in 2013


Code of Conduct

We have a code of conduct detailed at Open Knowledge Australia.
Summary : Be awesome.

Health Hack demonstrates how much can be achieved when the spirit of openness is embraced and people work together to deliver an outcome.
— Dr Ben Fulcher Monash University

banner image courtesy of Dr Sue Pillans