Check out the agenda: Spring 2013 Agenda
We are proud to announce the Spring Hacking Medicine Conference! In just over one year of bringing together engineers, scientists, physicians, designers, and entrepreneurs to create disruptive innovations in health we have seen stunning results – a new class at MIT, a slew of new companies (Podimetrics, BETH Project, Smart Scheduling, PillPack, and many more), and a whole community of folks hacking medicine to improve healthcare.
This year we are proud to be organizing Hacking Medicine at Hack / Reduce. It is becoming more and more apparent every day that Big Data is going to make a huge impact on healthcare. There are now hundreds of Accountable Care Organizations in the US and they do not have the tools that they need to engage with their populations manage data effectively and deliver better care at a lower cost. Everyday we are starting to see the signs of a growing industry of healthcare data hackers. Ginger.io recently raised a $6.5M from Khosla Ventures and others to “open up” data-driven healthcare (http://bit.ly/VVAI78), and just yesterday there was an article in Giga-Om about an algorithmic approach to prescribing medication outperforming the average physician (http://bit.ly/YvDVFL).
Clearly, the need exists for more hacking exists. Yet, in healthcare, even the most common of Big Data tools such as MapReduce (which Hack/Reduce is named after) are foreign concepts. We are excited to be working with Hack/Reduce to bring this event together. The great folks at Hack/Reduce will be bringing technical mentors from the Big Data community and we will be bringing physicians from around the Boston/Cambridge community. You will have the people who understand the needs in healthcare right next to those best at using data to create solutions.
If you want to radically change healthcare, then apply now: http://bit.ly/WuG46g. Bring your skills, your ideas, or both. We’re selecting 100 people just like you.
Leave with a team, $5K in cash prizes, and a hack on its first steps towards becoming a company and disrupting healthcare.
Hacking Medicine Spring 2013 takes place on March 1st, 2nd, and 3rd at Hack/Reduce in Kendall Sq. If you are selected we will send you more detailed logistics.
Healthcare needs you, come be part of the solution.
– The Hacking Medicine Team