Samsung Collaborates with MIT and the Department of Veterans Affairs to Tackle Healthcare’s Biggest Challenges

Hackathon Participants Use Samsung’s Galaxy Note9 to Develop
Healthcare Innovations

Electronics Americas, Inc.
(SEA) is teaming up with MIT and the VA’s
United States Veteran’s Health Administration (VHA) for the third annual MIT
Hacking Medicine Grand Hack
taking place on May 3rd – 5th
in Boston, Massachusetts. This three-day event invites engineers,
clinicians, designers and developers to work together to address some of
today’s biggest healthcare’s challenges.

As a part of the VHA track, Hackathon participants will have an
opportunity to develop new applications using the Samsung
Galaxy Note9
that address AST & Rehab, Cancer, and Mental Health.
The Note9 offers smartphone innovations on a large format display,
including a Bluetooth LE technology S Pen; an intelligent camera with AI
capabilities; DeX – transforming the phone into a PC like experience;
and removable SSD to support all data needs.

Samsung has a deep and long-standing commitment to healthcare dating
back to the early 90s when the company opened the Samsung Medical Center
in Korea. Since that time the company has been working with leading
partners to develop and deploy multiple commercial solutions for the
U.S. market designed to improve healthcare outcomes. By leveraging this
heritage expertise, Samsung is uniquely positioned to help foster this
year’s Hackathon participants to create transformative digital
healthcare solutions.

“Use of consumer-based technologies can help expand access to care,
improve quality of care, reduce costs, and improve the user experience
for patients and clinicians,” said David Rhew, Samsung Electronics
America’s Chief Medical officer and a keynote speaker and judge for the

“Through participation in events like the Grand Hack, Samsung reinforces
our commitment to providing transformative mobility solutions that
support interoperability, enhance collaboration with community care
partners, and maximize veteran access to care through telehealth and
connected health programs.” added Samsung Vice President for Government
Sales Chris Balcik.

By pairing the VHA’s priorities with Samsung technology and the MIT
Hacking Medicine innovation ecosystem, there is tremendous potential to
innovate and scale value-based services such as telehealth, virtual
care, and remote patient monitoring, to have a profound impact on every
aspect of the VA’s healthcare delivery process.

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About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, N.J., Samsung Electronics America,
Inc. (SEA) is a recognized innovative leader in consumer electronics,
mobile devices and enterprise solutions. A wholly owned subsidiary of
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., SEA is pushing beyond the limits of
today’s technology and providing consumers and organizations with a
portfolio of groundbreaking products in appliances, home entertainment,
Internet of Things, mobile computing, smartphones, virtual reality,
wireless infrastructure and wearables, in addition to offering leading
content and services related to mobile payments, 360-degree VR video,
customer support and more. Samsung is a pioneering leader in smartphones
and HDTVs in the U.S. and one of America’s fastest growing home
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