MedHacks is the world’s largest medical hackathon, attracting the top 800 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 over $13,000 in prizes. Distinguished guests such as the Chief Medical Officer of BlueCross BlueShield, the Chief Digital Strategist of Roivant Sciences, and the Dean & CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine will be making appearances throughout the entire weekend.
Any college student, graduate student or professional passionate about disrupting the healthcare ecosystem. Teams can be up to 5 people.
$12,200 in prizes
MedHacks First Place
Determined by popular vote, the team with the highest votes will receive $1,500 split among all team members.
MedHacks Second Place
Determined by popular vote, the team with the second highest votes will receive $1,250 split among all team members.
MedHacks Third Place Prize
Determined by popular vote, the team with the third highest votes will receive $1,000 split among all team members.
Roivant Sciences- Best Use of Public Healthcare API Award
Each member of the winning team will receive a private mentoring/networking session with Dan Rothman, the CIO of Roivant Sciences, and a $50 Amazon giftcard.
Namecheap.app 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.
BlueCross BlueShield- Community Health Infrastructure Track Winner
Each member of the winning team will receive a private mentoring/networking session with John Banta, the Executive Director of the BlueCross BlueShield Venture Fund.
Armstrong Institute & School of Nursing- Patient Safety & Quality Track Winner
Each member of the winning team will receive a private mentoring/networking session with 2 mentors of their choice from the Armstrong Institute, School of Nursing, Applied Physics Laboratory, Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare, Carey Business School, among others.
Hopkins Alliance for a Healthier World- Open Science Track Winner
The winning team will receive $500 plus free consultation with the Hopkins Social Innovation Lab. Teams with at least one Hopkins student also eligible for $1000 in translational support from Hopkins Fast Forward U”
Best use of Algolia
Use Algolia's search API in your project. Each winning team member will receive a Casio Calculator Watch.
Best use of Authorize.Net
Use Authorize.Net’s payment solutions (API, SDK, etc.) in your project. Each winning team member will receive an L20 Gaming Headset.
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 Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit.
Best use of Google Cloud Platform
Use Google Cloud Platform in your hack. Find a full list of GCP products & services at . Each winning team member will receive a Google Home Mini, max 4 per team.
Best use of HERE.com
Use HERE.com's mapping API or SDK in your project. The winning team will receive hacker gear & swag from HERE.com
Best IoT Hack using a Qualcomm Device
Use a Qualcomm device, like the Dragonboard 410C, in your IoT project. Each winning team member will receive their own DragonBoard 410C.
SimplyVital Health: Best Use of KPS System
Health Nexus is a decentralized ecosystem used for data sharing. Using the Key Pair System (KPS) users can securely buy, sell and share data peer to peer. It is currently made up of a smartcontract system located on the Rinkeby testnet. The winning team be awarded $500.
Best use of Clarifai’s API Weekly Challenge
Hacker gear from Clarifai for each team member
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
How to enter
You must have submitted an application on apply.medhacks.org and received an acceptance to participate in MedHacks 2018.
Executive Director of the Blue Venture Fund
VP of Zhenfund
Dean of the School of Nursing
Founder & Director of the Center for Open Science
Professor and Vice-Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Assistant Director, Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety & Quality
Vice Dean of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Does the project have a realistic chance of having business potential? Is the idea scalable?
Is the project creative, new and innovative? Is the idea disruptive?
How significantly can your your project better lives in our community?
How is the design and user experience of the project? Is it easy to understand and use?
Can you amaze the judges with new use-cases, big opportunities or surprises? How much did you achieve during the hackathon?