Fall Hackathons: BWH and Children’s!

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Brigham & Women’s hackathon: September 20 – 22, 2013.


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Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis after September 4th!


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BWH & MIT H@cking Medicine – Joint Hackathon | September 20-22nd

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Sept 20-22nd.  @BWHiHUB @HackMedMIT

Engineers, Entrepreneurs, Physicians, Designers, and Scientists:

You are invited the inaugural joint hack-a-thon between Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and H@cking Medicine!

This event brings together innovative, forward-thinking minds to change the status quo and create disruptive solutions in healthcare today. You are needed to help drive the much-needed change in healthcare.

The weekend hackathon takes place September 20 – 22. with a kick-off social event Friday to meet the other attendees at BWH with light bites and refreshments. The hackathon will start Saturday morning and will take place at the Shapiro Cardiovascular Center at BWH.  In addition, BWH will provide nourishment for the weekend. Please see the agenda below for more details about the logistics for the event.

To participate, apply by Monday, September 16th. Bring your skills, your ideas, or both. 110 of applicants will be selected to participate.

 Click here to apply

This hack-a-thon will bring together a diverse, multidisciplinary group to “pitch” problems impacting healthcare, develop solutions over a two-day period, and then present demos of your solutions to a panel of judges for recognition and honors.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to collaborate with experts in a variety of fields and novices with infectious passion, pitch an idea for transforming a current health care process and together, ‘hack’ or devise a real solution. These solutions could be as straightforward as a wireframe sketch, or might require running to a local store for parts to build a prototype, or reaching out to a physician to ask a pressing question for a mobile app. The ultimate result could be the beginning of the next big health care transformation.

End the weekend with a team, new connections, and prizes with potential access to BWH’s iHub resources (see below), and a hack on its first steps towards disrupting healthcare. Past teams at hack-a-thons just like this one have gone on to found companies, enter business plan competitions (MIT 100K), join an accelerator, and secure venture funding.


About H@cking Medicine

H@cking Medicine seeks to create an ecosystem at MIT, hosting the Boston medical community and beyond to teach entrepreneurs and clinicians the skills necessary to launch disruptive healthcare businesses.  They have been hacking healthcare since 2011 with several successful Hackathons.

H@cking Medicine Physician B!TCH FEST

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Hey Physicians!

Look. We get it.  You do some annoying sh*t.  You don’t have a ton of time.  Lots of what you do is a waste of your time and brainpower and is inefficient!

You probably are getting tired of complaining about the most annoying/unbelievable things you have to do as a physician with no improvement in sight. And, if we had to guess, your friends and significant others are probably tired of pretending to listen.  Well, look no further, people.  We have people that WANT TO HEAR YOUR PROBLEMS!

Come to The Tip Tap Room 7-9pm, Thursday July 18th to the H@cking Medicine Physician B!TCH FEST.  Share your problems, issues, rants, complaints, grievances, wishes, pains, — you get the idea.  We want to find problems in healthcare that are at ground zero – and you can be a huge help in this!  And, if nothing else, come enjoy some free apps and enjoy the company of your fellow residents and engineers over a few beers. If the groups votes that your idea is the most annoying with highest painpoint, then we pay for your bar tab. I know…pretty sweet…

If you want to join, please sign up here!

See you all soon, we hope!

The H@cking Medicine Team


To Summarize:

What: MIT’s H@cking Medicine: Physician B!tch Fest 2013

Where: The Tip Tap Room

When: Thursday, July 18th, 7-9pm

athenahealth & Hacking Medicine team up for May hackathon!

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We are proud to announce a joint hack-a-thon between athenahealth and Hacking Medicine! The goal of this event is to bring together inventive, forward-thinking minds to change the status quo and create disruptive solutions in healthcare today. If you are an engineer, entrepreneur, physician, designer, or scientist, then come get involved to help drive the much-needed change in healthcare.

To participate, apply now through the following application, which can be found here. Bring your skills, your ideas, or both. We’re selecting 120 people just like you.

End the weekend with a team, cash prizes, and a hack on its first steps towards disrupting healthcare. Past teams at hack-a-thons just like this one have gone on to found companies, enter business plan competitions, and secure venture funding.

The hack-a-thon will take place over the weekend from May 3rd – 5th. The weekend will kick-off with a social event to meet the other attendees (and free apps!) at Mead Hall located in Kendall Square in Cambridge. The hack-a-thon will start on Saturday and will take place at athenahealth located at 400 North Beacon St in Watertown, MA. athenahealth is PAYING for attendees to take cabs to and from the event (if you are accepted, more details on this will follow).  In addition, athena is covering all food for the weekend too. Please see the agenda below for more details about the logistics for the event. Last but not least, the first place winner will have the chance to win $5K!

This hack-a-thon is part of athena’s “More Disruption Please” (MDP) innovation and partnership program that targets like-minded innovators, entrepreneurs, companies, investors, and individuals who share our vision of making health care work as it should through openness and connectivity of disruptive solutions. We know we can’t innovate everything on our own and look to find other disruptive technologies that advance our mission. Through MDP, athenahealth is making significant strides to open athenaNet to an increasing number of partners, and together, launch a massive surge of disruptive innovation in healthcare IT. To learn more about MDP and partnership opportunities, please visit www.athenahealth.com/disruption | Twitter: @athenaMDP



Friday, May 3rd: Kickoff Social Event

Location: Mezzanine level of Meadhall; 4 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA

Time:  7 – 10 PM


Saturday, May 4th: Day 1 of Hack-a-thon

Location: athenahealth, 400 North Beacon St, Watertown Ma (athena will pay for cabs with a certain distance to and from their facilities. More details to follow if you are accepted)

9:00am – 10:30am                              Breakfast served, Opening Speakers

10:30am – 11:00am                            Idea Pitches

11:00am+ – 9PM                                  Break into teams and hack! (Lunch and Dinner will be served)


Sunday, May 5th: Day 2 of Hack-a-thon

Location: athenahealth, 400 North Beacon St, Watertown Ma (athena will pay for cabs with a certain distance to and from their facilities. More details to follow if you are accepted)

9:00am – 10:00am                              Breakfast served

10:00am – 10:30am                            Hacking resumes

5:30pm – 6:30pm                                Team pitches

6:30pm – 7:00pm                                Judging & Winners Announced!

Data Design Diabetes Challenge: Prove It!

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The next edition of their challenge has been announced!  You can read about it here: http://www.datadesigndiabetes.com/blog/2013-data-design-diabetes/

Or you can read about it below… (the official post from the great folks from Luminary Labs is below)

The 2013 Data Design Diabetes Innovation Challenge – Prove It! is now open for submissions!The Data Design Diabetes Innovation Challenge will launch its third installation by joining forces with the Health Data Consortium (HDC) for this year’s challenge, Prove It!. Data Design Diabetes kicks off the HDC’s challenge series, Redesigning Data, and will ask innovators to create the evidence we need to make better decisions across the entire spectrum of diabetes.

Data Design Diabetes (DDD) asks innovators to submit Prove It! concepts that have the potential to create real change with real knowledge. The submission period is open from now until April 7, 2013, and entries must address the following:


  • EVIDENCE-BASED HEALTH OUTCOMES: Ability to demonstrate in an evidence-based way how the concept can improve the outcomes and/or experience of people living with diabetes in the US.
  • TARGET AUDIENCE: Ability to support one or more members of the healthcare ecosystem and provide them with data-driven tools or evidence-based insight that can help them make better contributions to staving the diabetes epidemic in the US.
  • DECISION-MAKING: Ability to illustrate how the concept can enable better data-driven decision-making at a particular stage across the spectrum of Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, from lifestyle and environmental factors to diagnosis, treatment, maintenance, and beyond.
  • DATA SCIENCE: Utilize new or traditional data methodology — such as baseline knowledge models, evidence-based practice, and predictive analysis — to create a tool that may change the landscape of diabetes management through richer insight, more timely information, or better sets of decisions.

Finalists will be selected to advance to the next round to receive mentorship from industry experts, and present their concepts at the Health Datapalooza conference in Washington, DC. From the finalists, one winning team will be selected and awarded $100,000 to further develop its solution.

Do you have an idea for the next big innovation in diabetes care? This is your chance to be selected as a finalist to participate in a virtual incubator and innovators’ bootcamp in preparation for Demo Day at Health Datapalooza IV. Submit your concept before April 7, 2013!


Get the latest from the Data Design Diabetes Innovation Challenge.
Innovation Challenge Blog: http://www.datadesigndiabetes.com/blog