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Virginia Tech students work to develop apps to improve healthcare

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BLACKSBURG (WSLS 10) - Virginia Tech students come together to focus on technology to improve healthcare.

It's part of the Pamplin College of Business first ever Analytics Hackathon.

Students will come up with mobile applications to use on cell phones to improve health care services in the New River Valley.

"Carilion is going to be working with the winning team and hopefully implement that app right here to improve healthcare, quality of the healthcare and the outcomes in healthcare for citizens in the new river valley," Linda Oldham, who is part of the Center for Business Intelligence and Analytics said.

About 70 to 80 students are competing on 12 teams in the Hackathon.

The event ends Saturday.