Last night at the first ever Hacking Health Cafe (HHC) at the MARS Centre in Toronto, Pivot’s Creative Director, Ian Chalmers, spoke among the likes of, Patients of Canada, VeriDrug, and NightingaleMD.

Hacking Health Cafes are monthly events held across various cities to bring together the digital health community. It provides for a casual environment where researchers, clinicians, patients, designers, developers and entrepreneurs can share their experiences, network and learn about the industry.

Much like our DesignMeets are for designers and industry professionals, HHC’s goal is to foster relationships between healthcare experts and the developer/technology talent in Toronto. The idea is simple: hackers love to solve problems and the healthcare industry has plenty to go around. 

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We were pleased to have met so many charged and interested individuals in the HealthCare and Technology space including the group behind Figure 1 — a private and confidential photo sharing iPhone app that lets doctors share (sometimes gruesome) photos with each other.

This kind of stuff is what we, at Pivot, LOVE! Getting into the details of how a provider works and learns is awesome and we can’t wait to be a part of the next generation of interfaces and experiences that are being created today.

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So on the heels of the HHC event, we’ve got DesignMeets… HealthCare2 — the second event in the series. We’re working with some of the same people behind HHC  and the folks over at the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation to bring together designers and healthcare professionals to learn from one another and be inspired by what’s to come in the changing field of patient-care.Check out the event speakers here. And stay up to date with our DesignMeets HealthCare blog.

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Drop us a line if you interested in attending our DesignMeets events at Or let us know what you’re up to in the Design and HealthCare industry @pivoting.

If it’s something really cool, we’d love to profile your work on our blog!

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