Ten thousand dollars up for grabs for top mobile app
BRAMPTON/ETOBICOKE, ON, Sept. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - William Osler Health System (Osler) is harnessing the creativity and innovation of full-time undergraduate students across Canada with the launch of a new mobile app contest. Through the Kiss My App Contest, Osler is seeking ideas that will help the organization improve the care experience for patients and their families.
Launched this week, the contest will span almost six months. Students can work alone or in teams, and have from September to November to develop a written proposal about their app. Osler will shortlist the top five ideas and from December to January, the selected teams will move forward into design, development and testing. In March 2014, the teams will present a fully functioning app to a review panel consisting of Osler staff and community members.
The individual or team that designs the winning app will receive a $10,000 prize.
"We are thrilled to have this opportunity to work with students across the country on ideas that could positively impact the care experience at Osler hospitals in so many ways," said Matthew Anderson, President and CEO, William Osler Health System. "From seniors' health to maternal/newborn care to wayfinding, the field is wide open for students to unleash their out-of-the-box thinking and creative potential for the benefit of our patients and their families."
For more information about Osler's Kiss My App Contest including judging criteria and a full list of rules, go to http://www.williamoslerhs.ca/kissmyapp
ABOUT WILLIAM OSLER HEALTH SYSTEM & OSLER FOUNDATION: William Osler Health System is a hospital system 'Accredited with Exemplary Standing' that serves 1.3 million residents of Brampton, Etobicoke, and surrounding communities within the Central West Local Health Integration Network. Osler's emergency departments are among the busiest in Ontario and its labour and delivery program is one of the largest in Canada. William Osler Health System Foundation builds and fosters relationships in order to raise funds to support William Osler Health System's capital, education and research priorities at Brampton Civic Hospital, Etobicoke General Hospital and Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health & Wellness (targeted for completion in 2015-16).
SOURCE: William Osler Health System Foundation
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