How to solve medical issues by collaborative thinking? The hackathon finds its origins in the IT world. According to Wikipedia, the phenomenon started in 1999 in Calgary where 10 developers came together to avoid legal problems caused by export regulations of cryptographic software from the US.
This type of event is well-known in the IT world but much less in the medical one. The MIT is however leading the trend and driving the move with its website dedicated to hackathons in medicine & health innovation. Their website is rich and well-populated by press articles and resources.
Collaborative thinking could really make the difference and attendees seemed to like that!!! A perfect win-win situation for all.