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Digital Health Hack - Spring 2016

The Spring 2016 Digital Health Hack Weekend (7th and 8th May) will have a focus of Open Data, Open Source and Open Standards. 'Open' in all three contexts can be defined as:

“Open data and content can be freely used, modified, and shared by anyone for any purpose”


Open Data

The Open Data Institute defines open data as:

Open data is data that anyone can access, use or share. Simple as that. When big companies or governments release non-personal data, it enables small businesses, citizens and medical researchers to develop resources which make crucial improvements to their communities.

A number of relevant data sources are listed below:

For inspiration, you may also want to look at the fantastic EBM Data Lab, which is based at the Dept of Primary Health Care Sciences, University of Oxford, and also HealthMap, based in Children's Hospital Informatics Program at Harvard Medical School.


Open Source


Open Standards

Posted in Hackathon on May 07, 2016