The first patient-centric Health Hack in Switzerland


…not only being heard but actively listened to.

… having a team of professionals, experts, and tech enthusiasts working on turning patient’s challenges into ideas for feasible solutions.

… highly savvy digital talents offering their skills during a two-week hackathon to create first proof-of-concept solutions for the patient’s challenges.

Welcome to DayOne Health Hack!

Join us during our two-week hackathon from the 13th till the 28th of November 2021.


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Creative & collaborative

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Relevant & scalable

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Visibility & continuity

Health Hack Program 2021


  • Saturday 13.11.2021, 13:00-15:00 on Hopin
    DayOne Health Hack– Kick-off 
    • 13:00  Welcome and introduction to Health Hack 
      Presentation of Consortium partners DayOne 
    • 13:15 Patient champions and their challenges 
      Steve Bourke, EUPATI CH & Abhi Verma, Health Hacking Lab
    • 13:45 Program and platform of the Hackathon 
      Giovanni Nisato, Innovation Horizons & Oleg Lavrovsky, Datalets 
    • 14:05 Presentation of resources 
      Google & Microsoft 
    • 14:25 Presentation of awards & prizes and next steps
    • 14:30 Networking, meet other participants
    • 15:00 End of event on Hopin
      continuation for participants on Health Hack platform

  • 13.11. – 14.11.2021
    1st weekend: Onboarding 
    • Create your online profile 
    • Get familiar with the platform 
    • Get familiar with the challenges 

  • 15.11. – 19.11.2021
    1st week of Hackathon: Team Forming 
    • Look for team members 
    • Build your team 
    • Start to hack 
    • Patient champions sessions (45 min), 16.11. 
    • Consortium input session with a presentation of resources, 18.11 
    • Touchpoint sessions with Q&A with participants and organizers, Nov. 15./17./19., from 12:30-13:15 on MS Teams. For questions from participants to organizers/moderators. 

  • 20.11. – 26.11.2021
    2nd week of Hackathon: Ramp up and build 
    • Continue to hack  
    • Get organized 
    • Coaching & mentoring for pitches 
    • Tell your story: training + work on pitches  
    • Touchpoint sessions with Q&A with participants and organizers, Nov. 22./24., from 12:30-13:15 on MS Teams. For questions from participants to organizers/moderators. 
    • Patient champions sessions (45 min), 23.11. 
    • Consortium input session with a presentation of resources, 25.11 
    • Teams formed & project ready for the final sprint, review team status, Nov. 26, 14:00-16:00 

  • 28.11.2021, 10-12:00 & 15:00-16:15 on Hopin
    DayOne Health Hack – Pitches & Award – Closing Event
    • 10:00 Part 1: Welcome & review of Health Hack 
      Lucas Scherdel, DayOne & Giovanni Nisato, Innovation Horizons 
    • 10:15 Teams pitching (5 min pitch, 5 min questions, 5 min buffer)
    • 12:00  Lunch break (45 min) 
    • 13:00 Jury voting (offline) 
    • 15:00  Part 2: Presentation of awards and prize ceremony  
      DayOne & jury 
    • 16:00  Outlook 2022: Digital Health Nation Health Hack
      Lucas Scherdel, DayOne 
    • 16:15 End 

The Journey

It is time to explore new ways to innovate in digital healthcare, bringing the health ecosystem around the patient. During a two-week virtual hackathon, patients, caregivers, software engineers, as well as healthcare innovators joined forces to co-create tangible proof-of-concept solutions to real-world challenges.

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Get involved

Be it as a private individual or as part of an organization or a company, your passion and expertise will fuel the co-creation of the next generation of patient-driven health solutions. We call on patient advocates, caregivers, medical doctors, technology providers, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, insurance… and creative makers. Your contribution will be most welcome when we start the call for this year’s second hackathon. Sign up now with your expression of interest and we will get back to you with more information. Simply fill out the form below.

Sponsors & Partners

Interested in supporting or partnering with the Health Hack? We would be happy to welcome you as a sponsor. Send us a note and we will be in touch shortly.

Contact us

Want to learn more about the Health Hack? Visit our FAQ page, to see more on the principles; how the Hackathon will work, and more. Or take a look at the outcomes report for the first edition of the DayOne Health Hack here.

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