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

Apply here!

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. 


Event Schedule

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

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$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.

Devpost Achievements

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.



Jason Bornhorst

Jason Bornhorst
Executive Director of Product at athenahealth

Judging Criteria

  • Potential Impact
    What is the potential impact of the solution, in terms of both scope and size?
  • Technology Innovation
    How creative, original, and innovative is the solution? How effective is it in utilizing technology to solve the proposed problem?
  • Business Model
    Is the business model well thought-out, realistic, and scalable?
  • Design
    How usable, human-centered, and satisfying is the user experience?
  • Team
    What makes this team the right team to solve this problem and bring the technology to market?
  • Presentation
    How clear and persuasive is the presentation, video, and/or prototype?