Disrupt healthcare by joining us at the Johns Hopkins Hospital for the world's largest medical hackathon!

MedHacks is the world’s largest medical hackathon, attracting hundreds of students and healthcare professionals from all across the globe to the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus for an entire weekend of medical innovation. Participants are challenged to develop solutions in three different areas of healthcare: patient safety & quality, community health infrastructure and health equity. After 36 hours of tackling the world’s most pressing issues, consulting with mentors, and attending workshops, teams will present to a panel of judges to win thousands of dollars in prizes.

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Prizes

$9,750 in prizes

MedHacks First Place

This team will receive $1,500 split among all team members.

MedHacks Second Place

This team will receive $1,250 split among all team members.

MedHacks Third Place Prize

This team will receive will receive $1,000 split among all team members.

Namecheap &.ME Innovation Award

The team with the best medical technology website, will receive $800 split among all team members and each team member will receive $100 in Namecheap credits. The winner will also be recognized on the Namecheap monthly email, which has over 2 million subscribers.

FastFoward U Innovation Award

A team that includes at least 1 Hopkins student will receive $1000 in funding and mentorship from FastForward U.

JHU APL and BME - Improving Health Outcomes Track

The winning team will receive a networking/mentoring session with representatives from Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering and Applied Physics Laboratory regarding continuing their project and $500 of prize money.

JHU School of Nursing, Center for Humanitarian Health, and Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design - Global Management of Chronic Disease Track

The winning team will receive a networking/mentoring session with sponsor representatives regarding continuing their project as well as receive $1000 in prize money.

Jhpiego - Post-Operative Care Track

The winning team will receive a networking/mentoring session with sponsor representatives regarding continuing their project as well as receive $1000 in prize money.

Best UiPath Automation Hack

Build an automation hack using UiPath! Each winning team member will receive a DROCON Drone & UiPath/MLH Branded Backpack.

Best use of Google Cloud

Build your hackathon project with a suite of secure storage, powerful compute, and integrated data analytics products provided by Google Cloud. See full list of products here: g.co/cloud. Each winning team member will receive a Google Home Mini.

Best Domain Registered with Domain.com

Register a domain using Domain.com during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a Domain.com branded backpack.

Best use of MongoDB Atlas

Create a hack using MongoDB Atlas to host a database in the cloud! Automate the provisioning and deployment process with ease, while focusing all your efforts on your hack. Projects built using MongoDB Atlas will be eligible to win an AirCharge Plus per team member.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Any college student, graduate student or professional passionate about disrupting the healthcare ecosystem. Teams can be up to 5 people.

Requirements

You must have submitted an application on apply.medhacks.io and received an acceptance to participate in MedHacks 2019.

Judges

Paul Yi, MD

Paul Yi, MD
Co-Director of the Radiology and Artificial Intelligence Lab

David West

David West
Co-Founder and CEO of Proscia

Paul Spiegel, MD, MPH

Paul Spiegel, MD, MPH
Center for Humanitarian Health

Shawna Mudd, CRNP

Shawna Mudd, CRNP
Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Yvonne Commodore-Mensah, PHD, MHS, RN, FAHA, FPCNA

Yvonne Commodore-Mensah, PHD, MHS, RN, FAHA, FPCNA
Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Nicholas Durr, PhD

Nicholas Durr, PhD
Assistant Professor, Co-Director, Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

Michael Boland, MD, PhD

Michael Boland, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Opthalmology at the WIlmer Eye Institute

Tara MacDowell

Tara MacDowell
Senior Technical Coordinator, Innovations, JHpiego

Shamija Jackson

Shamija Jackson
Program Administrator, JHpiego

John Varallo

John Varallo
Global Director Safe Surgery, JHpiego

Judging Criteria

  • Difficulty
  • Completion of Idea
  • Design
  • Social Impact

themes

  • Machine Learning/ AI
  • Lifehacks
  • Social Good