Happy Valentine’s Day!
Who knew: romance and e-Health go together like candy and flowers.
Wait, what? What possible connection can there be between a holiday that celebrates romance and a conference that celebrates digital health?
It’s actually kind of obvious when you think about it. The people who come to e-Health are caring, passionate, and driven to improve health and healthcare for all Canadians. Gather 1,500 big-hearted people in one place for four days and something’s bound to happen! When rumours surfaced about a couple actually meeting at an e-Health Hackathon event, we had to investigate. Our contact Rachel sent a lovely response to our nosy email asking for details:
“My husband and I knew each other professionally prior to dating, but we really started connecting on a personal level during our experiences volunteering for Hacking Health and organizing the hackathon events at e-Health,” said Rachel. “We discovered that we shared a passion for transforming the healthcare system and solving problems through technology, and that we really enjoyed the time we spent together planning the events!”
Rachel shares that “Being a part of these innovative events at e-Health over the years has been an amazing opportunity to not only discover common ground with my now-husband, but has also provided a wonderful opportunity to connect and build relationships with many other likeminded people that I’ve met along the way.”
Well, it’s no wonder someone fell in love with her. Happy Valentine’s Day!