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 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.

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Eligibility

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

How to enter

You must have submitted an application on apply.medhacks.org and received an acceptance to participate in MedHacks 2018.

Judges

John Banta

John Banta
Executive Director of the Blue Venture Fund

Olivia Wang

Olivia Wang
VP of Zhenfund

Patricia Davidson

Patricia Davidson
Dean of the School of Nursing

Brian Nosek

Brian Nosek
Founder & Director of the Center for Open Science

Jeff Siewerdsen

Jeff Siewerdsen
Professor and Vice-Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Simon Matthews

Simon Matthews
Assistant Director, Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety & Quality

Landon King

Landon King
Vice Dean of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Judging Criteria

  • Business Viability
    Does the project have a realistic chance of having business potential? Is the idea scalable?
  • Originality
    Is the project creative, new and innovative? Is the idea disruptive?
  • Social Impact
    How significantly can your your project better lives in our community?
  • UX
    How is the design and user experience of the project? Is it easy to understand and use?
  • Wow-effect
    Can you amaze the judges with new use-cases, big opportunities or surprises? How much did you achieve during the hackathon?