Spend a weekend hacking the healthcare status quo!
We are excited to announce the 2017 athenahealth hackathon in Watertown as part of our More Disruption Please (MDP) program! Health care presents a huge opportunity for those interested in creating change through technology, and we need insight from experts in all different industries. The goal of this event is to bring together smart, forward-thinkers to produce solutions that will disrupt the status quo. If you are an engineer, entrepreneur, physician, designer, scientist, patient, or just interested in using your skills to drive a change in healthcare, then we want you!
When and Where:
November 3rd - Kickoff Cocktail Party
November 4 -5 - Hackathon at athenahealth's Watertown office
We’ll provide you with tools to make your idea a reality, including access to APIs that integrate with athenahealth’s solutions – you bring the innovation and passion!
Not sure how much can get done in 48 hours? Check out our blog post from our 2015 event to see the inspiring solutions your fellow hackers came up with.
Now it’s your turn to disrupt health care. Apply here!
Our team will follow up with you.
Friday, November 3rd
5:00pm - Eat.Drink.Disrupt Hackathon Kickoff Party in Cambridge (location TBD) | RSVP here.
Saturday, November 4th
9:00am - Breakfast at athenahealth's Watertown office
10:00am - Hackathon kickoff presentations
11:00am - Pitches from participants
11:45am - Teams form and hacking begins
12:30pm - Lunch
7:00pm - Dinner
11:00pm - End of day 1
Sunday, November 5th
8:30am - Breakfast
12:00pm - Lunch
1:00pm - Deadline for teams to submit presentations
2:00pm - 4:00pm - Team presentations - "Pitchfest"
4:30pm - Winners announced and closing remarks
5:00pm - Wrap up + Cocktails
$6,000 in prizes
Grand Prize - $3,000
Prize is awarded to the best overall solution.
Best Use of athenahealth API - $1,500
Prize is awarded to the team that best uses the athenahealth API in their solution.
Most On-Theme Solution - $1,500
Prize is awarded to the solution that best answers the Hackathon theme.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Participants: Individuals (18 years of age and older) that are able to attend both days of this hackathon at athenahealth's Watertown, MA HQ.
How to enter
To be a part of this hackathon please apply here!
We are always looking for mentors to help our hackers navigate their weekend. If interested in becoming a mentor please apply here.
Executive Director of Product at athenahealth
What is the potential impact of the solution, in terms of both scope and size?
How creative, original, and innovative is the solution? How effective is it in utilizing technology to solve the proposed problem?
Is the business model well thought-out, realistic, and scalable?
How usable, human-centered, and satisfying is the user experience?
What makes this team the right team to solve this problem and bring the technology to market?
How clear and persuasive is the presentation, video, and/or prototype?