Hacking Pediatrics 2.0 Draws 22 Digital Health Pitches

By: Nancy Fliesler | October 21, 2014 (Featured on Vector by Boston Children’s Hospital)

What are the pain points in pediatrics? There are at least 37: the number of clinicians, parents, and others who lined up at the podium last weekend to pitch problems they hoped to solve at the second annual Hacking Pediatrics.

The hackathon, produced by Boston Children’s Hospital in collaboration with MIT Hacking Medicine, brought out many common themes: Helping kids with chronic illnesses track their symptoms, take their meds and avoid lots of clinic visits. Helping parents coordinate their children’s care and locate resources. Helping pediatric clinicians make better decisions with the right information at the right time…