How do the design features of health hackathons contribute to participatory medicine?

Show simple item record Day, Karen en Humphrey, Gayle en Cockcroft, S en 2017-09-04T01:52:32Z en 2017 en
dc.identifier.citation Australasian Journal of Information Systems 21:1383 2017 en
dc.identifier.issn 1449-8618 en
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dc.description.abstract The Hackathon concept is attracting interest as a vehicle for participatory development in both Health and Information systems. Publically available datasets, cloud based data storage, and increasingly sophisticated analytical methods, combined with user friendly development tools for mobile devices are inspiring innovation in the participatory medicine space. This has the potential to disrupt traditional methods and deliver solutions more rapidly, and in a form more likely to meet requirements. In health applications this involves putting the patient and their supports at the centre of design. This work contributes to solving the challenges involved in bringing a diverse cohort of designers, developers, problem owners, healthcare providers, patients, and citizens together to solve user-driven self-care problems using technology. We use a descriptive case study approach focussing on two weekend-long hackathons dubbed “Health Hackathon: Solving Self-care”. We gather thick data from multiple sources according to the process defined by Geertz (1994) first, to provide a rich picture of the role of hackathons in participatory medicine and second, to contribute evidence to the practise of running a hackathon. Some key originalities of our work include seeking more candid responses via self-serve interviews. Through this, controversially, we noted a marked emphasis on the creative process over concerns for privacy and ethics around the personal data cloud created by hackathon products. We build on existing theories of participatory medicine and emerging methodologies for conducting hackathons to provide evidence of the efficacy of the hacking approach both in terms of outcome and team dynamics. Through interviews, observation, twitter feeds and a pre-survey, we identify a number of success factors including (1) group size, (2) maturity of the idea, (3) level of involvement of a mentor, and (4) involvement of students. In addition we identify five skills identified by successful health hackathon participants; knowledge, patient focussed skills, analytical skills, software design skills and professional perspective. In common with previous studies we find that there are considerable social benefits that accrue in running a hackathon. Participants meet new people and learn first-hand of the challenges and opportunities provided by the skill sets and work environments of others. This work builds on the existing body of research concerning hackathons and in particular work in the context of participatory medicine en
dc.publisher Australasian Association for Information Systems en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Australasian Journal of Information Systems en
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dc.title How do the design features of health hackathons contribute to participatory medicine? en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.3127/ajis.v21i0.1383 en
pubs.volume 21 en
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dc.rights.holder Copyright: The authors en
pubs.publication-status Published en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 626087 en Medical and Health Sciences en Population Health en Health Systems en
dc.identifier.eissn 1326-2238 en
pubs.number 1383 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-09-04 en 2017-03-08 en

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