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The Philippines launches first mobile health apps contest to transform healthcare in the country. Sponsored by Borderless Healthcare Group Inc, a contest named “HERO” (Health Enterprise/Entrepreneur Revolution Officer) will commence in the Philippines to search for the most innovative idea for a mobile healthcare application that will redefine global healthcare. The winner will undergo a US$ 25,000 incubation program managed by a multi-disciplinary team of experts ranging from renowned medical doctors, medical-legal professionals, investment bankers and telecommunication leaders. He/she will also be flown to Singapore on October 11, 2011 to attend the award ceremony at the inaugural Borderless Healthcare Forum – a week-long event featuring key global opinion leaders from the healthcare TMT (Technology, Media, Telecommunication) and investment space.
This HERO mHealth app competition has also received support from IT professionals in the country. “The Philippines has a solid history of mobile technology innovations. The HERO contest leverages this strength to help address the challenges and needs of Philippine healthcare. No doubt this contest and the incubation lab will help pioneer the use of mobile health applications in solving real world problems,” says Dr Mike Muin, Healthcare IT Professional in the Philippines and current Chief Information Officer for The Medical City.
Budding mobile apps developers can now participate in the HERO competition by submitting an 800-word description on his/her mHealth app idea to http://www.borderlesshealthcare.com/heroaward. The winning app will be accessed on its usability, simplicity, design and customisation. The closing date for concept submission is on September 23, 2011.
For more info, visit Borderless HealthCare Group site.