Are you ready to change the future of health?

What if the most creative minds channeled their focus into solving the most impactful problems of today? Imagine if we could apply the ingenuity that powers the most profound technology into the most fundamental of all human concerns: health. MedHacks is the start. Join us for our medical hackathon at the world’s pinnacle of medical care, Johns Hopkins University.

At MedHacks 2015, we're selecting the top innovative technologists, scientists, healthcare professionals, and engineers to build amazing things together. Hackers across all disciplines will unite to meet with the experts in every part of the medical field here at Johns Hopkins to develop their solutions to healthcare problems across the globe. At the end of the event, teams will have the opportunity to present their projects. Winners will be chosen by a board of judges.

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Prizes

$2,810 in prizes

MedHacks Grand Prize - First Place

$750 cash prize
Automatic submission and consideration to MEP campaign for progres (win $5000+ more!)

MedHacks Main Prize - Second Place

$500 cash prize
Automatic submission and consideration to MEP campaign for progres (win $5000+ more!)

MedHacks Main Prize - Third Place

$250 cash prize
Automatic submission and consideration to MEP campaign for progres (win $5000+ more!)

Best Leap Motion Hack

Leap Motion controllers to each member of the winning team

Healthcare Alliance challange

$200 Amazon gift card to best solution to the following challenges:

1. Financial assistance and resources for healthcare are in limited supply throughout the United States, especially for those most in need. Design and develop a service to identify and locate the most vulnerable populations and geographies in the US who would benefit most from healthcare cost relief intervention.

2. The internet and always-on-connectivity have changed patients patterns for health seeking behavior. Design and develop a service that aggregates and analyzes patients digital health seeking behavior through the lens of information seeking, social networking, and continuity of care throughout a patients timeline.

A-Level Capital Prize

Advance to Final round of due diligence from student run venture capital firm A-level Capital for the hack that addresses most immediate healthcare needs

Best use of the Mana Health API

The winning team receives an Oculus Rift

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

If you applied to MedHacks, recieved an offer to attend, and confirmed your attendance, you are eligible to attend MedHacks. If you attended and hacked at MedHacks, you are eligible to make a submission. 

Requirements

Create your project at MedHacks, submit it on DevPost, and pitch to the judges to demo your hack!

How to enter

If you applied to MedHacks, recieved an offer to attend, and confirmed your attendance, you are eligible to attend MedHacks. If you attended and hacked at MedHacks, you are eligible to make a submission. 

Judges

Paul Grossinger

Paul Grossinger
Blue Jay Syndicate

Dr. Brett Mensh

Dr. Brett Mensh
Scientific advisor at Janelia Farms

Dr. J.R. Reagan

Dr. J.R. Reagan
Global Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited

Alec Hartman

Alec Hartman
Co-Founder at Digital Ocean, Founder at TechDay HQ

Suzanne Clough

Suzanne Clough
Co-Founder and CMO at WellDoc

Judging Criteria

  • Technicality
  • Practicality
  • Potential Impact
  • Aesthetics
  • Originiality
  • WOW factor