MIT Hacking Medicine's Healthcare's Grand H@ckfest
Friday, March 14 – Sunday, March 16 2014
Location: MIT Media Lab
The Kauffman Foundation in collaboration with H@cking Medicine will be kicking off THE Hackathon of all hackathons come this March 14-16 at MIT’s Media Lab. Entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, and healthcare professionals alike will apply and be selected to be part of this event, in which creative solutions and innovative breakthroughs will be designed and prototyped over the course of a weekend.
Focused on pioneering healthcare’s greatest innovations, this hackathon will be unlike any other in the past. For the first time ever, we will be partnering with industry’s leading organizations to accelerate breakthrough ideas developed over the course of the weekend into sustainable solutions to be piloted following the hackathon. With varied tracks (e.g. diabetes, rare diseases, Hospital IT, telehealth, global health technology), a host of the healthcare’s toughest pain points in certain selective areas will be better understood, analyzed, and reinvented. By joining together diverse minds alike in their interest for solving healthcare’s biggest challenges, the root of these problems will be diagnosed from multiple different perspectives and thus be able to be revolutionized.