Major League Hacking 2021 Hackathon Season

MedHacks 2020 Winners

Track Prize - Aging in Place with Reslience and Resources

First Place: Syne
Second Place: PicPill
Third Place: Just in Time

Track Prize - Personalized Medicine Using Data-Driven Healthcare

First Place: ICD Codex
Second Place: Scan&Sound
Third Place: PixGen

Track Prize - Patience Adherence and Quality Care During a Global Pandemic

First Place: Telesafe
Second Place: i-Hurt
Third Place: MASKerAID

Best Use of Google Cloud

First Place: kwann
Second Place: PanPal

Google's COVID-19 Hackathon Fund Finalists

Vision Checker
CovidCast
Neutralize
PatientSide

Best Domain Registered with Domain.com

Domain.com: Telesafe

Best Use of echoAR

echoAR: Senior+

To see all entrants, check out our Devpost.

Changes to MedHacks 2020!

Due to the current circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the MedHacks organizing team has decided that it would be in everyone’s best interest to move the 2020 hackathon onto an online platform. The event will be held virtually from September 4, 2020 to September 6, 2020. Applications are now closed. We are looking forward to seeing what exciting ideas everyone has in an effort to improve the quality of medical care!

If you have been accepeted, please take time to read over our hacker packet with detailed information regarding logistics for MedHacks 2020.

We will primarily use discord for all communications during MedHacks 2020. If you’ve been accepted, please download Discord and review the videos below to familiarize yourself with Discord on both desktop and your mobile phone. Please remember to add MedHacks as a friend using the tag MedHacks#3931 to be added to our Discord server!

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For additional information, check out the FAQ Section.
Please contact info@medhacks.io with any further questions.

About MedHacks

At MedHacks 2020, we are bringing together the largest healthcare & technology companies in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Medicine Network to revolutionize the way we think about medicine. Join us this September underwater with our new mascot, Odette the otter, and our longtime friend, Melvin the moose.

Our History

MedHacks was started in 2015 by undergraduate students at Johns Hopkins University with the mission to bring together talented and diverse minds from all backgrounds and to foster collaboration towards solving the world’s most pressing medical issues. To this day, MedHacks is completely run by undergraduate students at Johns Hopkins University who have dedicated countless hours to making this hackathon as exciting and rewarding as possible for all participants, mentors, and sponsors. MedHacks has been attended by thousands from over 500 institutions and 30 countries, has formed partnerships with companies at the forefront of medicine and technology including Blue Cross Blue Shield, CVS Health, Google, and KPCB, and has established itself as one of the world’s most recognized and influential medical hackathons.

We believe that the most pressing medical challenges must be solved by interdisciplinary and diverse teams of people. We don’t care about whether or not you’ve won coding competitions, or even if you’re pursuing an engineering or CS degree. You don’t need a PhD or MD to innovate in healthcare, all you need is a passion for bettering humanity. Throughout the years, MedHacks has hosted hackers with diverse majors ranging from public health to anthropology to computer science. We have had participants of all ages, including undergraduates, graduate students, MD students, nursing students, and medical professionals, come together with their diverse expertise and backgrounds to solve problems. We can’t wait to see you and your ideas at MedHacks 2020!

The MedHacks Factor

We believe that the most pressing medical challenges must be solved by interdisciplinary and diverse teams of people. We don’t care about whether or not you’ve won coding competitions, or even if you’re pursuing an engineering or CS degree. You don’t need a PhD or MD to innovate in healthcare, all you need is a passion for bettering humanity.

Throughout the years, MedHacks has hosted hackers with diverse majors ranging from public health to anthropology to computer science. We have had participants of all ages, including undergraduates, graduate students, MD students, nursing students, and medical professionals, come together with their diverse expertise and backgrounds to solve problems. We can’t wait to see you and your ideas at MedHacks 2020!

Join us at MedHacks 2020, where we are bringing the largest healthcare & technology companies in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Medicine Network to revolutionize the way we think about medicine



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Our History

MedHacks was started in 2015 with the mission to bring together talented and diverse minds from all backgrounds and foster collaboration towards solving the world’s most pressing medical issues.

MedHacks has been attended by thousands from over 500 institutions and 30 countries, has formed partnerships with companies at the forefront of medicine and technology including Blue Cross Blue Shield, CVS Health, Google, and KPCB, and has established itself as one of the world’s most recognized and influential medical hackathons.



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The MedHacks Factor

We believe that the most pressing medical challenges must be solved by interdisciplinary and diverse teams of people. We don’t care about whether or not you’ve won coding competitions, or even if you’re pursuing an engineering or CS degree. You don’t need a PhD or MD to innovate in healthcare, all you need is a passion for bettering humanity.

Last year at MedHacks 2019, we hosted over 300 hackers with diverse majors ranging from public health to anthropology to computer science. We had participants of all ages, including undergraduates, graduate students, MD students, nursing students, and medical professionals, come together with their diverse expertise and backgrounds to solve problems.

Be sure to also check out this year's MedHacks organizing team!

Meet Our Keynote Speakers!

John Danaher

John Danaher, MD, MBA, is President of Clinical Solutions at Elsevier, a global business focused on improving patient outcomes and reducing unnecessary healthcare costs through advanced clinical decision support and clinical process improvement.

He is a prominent healthcare expert, educator, entrepreneur, and respected physician. John brings more than 20 years of leadership experience to his role, where he designs and implements innovative strategies to transform underperforming businesses and drive revenue growth.

John motivates talent to collaborate, innovate, and perform at their best by aligning them around a shared vision. He has reorganized operations to be more efficient while simultaneously identifying opportunities to bring together content and state of the art technology to unlock insights that improve healthcare delivery.

John has held leadership roles at several notable organizations and has global experience in both the government and private sector. He has served on many corporate and non-profit boards and has held teaching faculties and fellowships, including one in the White House.

John received his MD from Dartmouth Medical School and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. He received his MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

To learn more about John and connect with him, visit his LinkedIn page at linkedin.com/in/drjohndanaher.

Will Robbins

Will Robbins is the Chief of Staff and Investor at Contrary Capital, an early-stage university focused venture fund backed by the founders of Facebook, Tesla, Reddit, and Twitch. Contrary has a network of 100+ partners at dozens of universities across the nation that invest in exceptional students, dropouts, recent graduates, and professors. Will draws upon a broad set of experiences including working on growth at seed-stage startups, engineering at major software companies, and writing apps with 100k+ downloads.

Po-Shen Loh

Po-Shen Loh is a social entrepreneur, working across the full spectrum of mathematics and education, all around the world. He is a math professor at Carnegie Mellon University and the national coach of the #1 ranked USA International Mathematical Olympiad team. Loh pioneered the first COVID-19 anonymous contact tracing app, NOVID, which uses ultrasound for proximity detection, circumventing the intrinsic inaccuracy of Bluetooth-based measurements. NOVID has been featured by publications including TechCrunch, Wired, Forbes, and The New Yorker.

Tracks

We are excited to present our tracks for MedHacks 2020!

Track 1

Aging in place with resilience and resources

Track 2

Personalized medicine using data driven healthcare

Applied Physics Laboratory

Track 3

Patient adherence and quality care during a global pandemic

Johns Hopkins Medicine
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Some other useful links are provided below:
The New Script of Nursing
Understanding CUSP and the CUSP Team

Prize

Winners of this track will be given private professional development sessions with leadership from within the Johns Hopkins University network.


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Some other useful links are provided below:
BCBSA Institute
BCBSA partnering with Lyft, CVS, and Walgreens

Prize

Winners of this track will be given private professional development sessions with John Banta, the Executive Director of the Blue Venture Fund.

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Track 3

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Some quick links to guide you in choosing this track:
A dedicated webpage with resources to jumpstart your efforts

Prize

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.

Applications are now closed

The Application Process

MedHacks receives thousands of applications from talented and diverse people all around the world every year, but unfortunately we don’t have the space to accommodate everyone who would like to attend. MedHacks prides itself on being accessible for all students, especially those without any kind of computing background, and so we try as hard as possible to reflect that in the population of participants at the event. We encourage all individuals interested in any (or all!) of the fields of medicine, technology, and entrepreneurship to apply. We’d love to have you!

The Application Portal

This year, in order to streamline the application process, our talented team of developers has developed an application portal for participants. Once you create an account you can submit an application, view the status of your application and view any resources.

Interested in Being a Judge or Mentor?

We are looking for talented and qualified professionals in tech, entrepreneurship, medicine, and their intersection to act as mentors and judges for MedHacks. New this year, we are offering the opportunity to present workshops and host Q&A sessions on topics of your choice! Traditional engagement of mentors has also included ad hoc Q&A over Slack/Discord channels. If there is mutual interest, we also can match mentors to specific teams for personalized mentorship throughout the event. Mentors can be involved in 1st round judging of demos, an exciting way to take in all the amazing projects that come out of the event.

Schedule (All Times EST)

Friday, September 4th
4:00 PM Registration Begins
6:00 PM Opening Ceremony
7:45 PM Pitch Sessions
10:30 PM Team Registration
10:30 PM HACKING STARTS!
10:30 PM Mentor Sessions Begin
10:00 PM - 4:00 AM Movie Night
Saturday, September 5th
All Day Mentor Sessions
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Workshops
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Game Night
10:00 PM - 2:00 AM Movie Night
Sunday, September 6th
8:30 AM Mentor Sessions End
8:30 AM Devpost Submissions Due
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Judging Round 1
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM Juding Round 2
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Closing Ceremony

FAQ

Please check out the hacker packet for information about the tracks.

Projects are judged by our sponsors and others prominent in the fields of healthcare and technology. We critically analyze our judging process every year to ensure that it is as fair as possible. More details regarding judging will be available closer to the event.

You will receive an email confirming your application has been submitted and received, and you will receive another email once your application has been reviewed. If you are accepted, you will then be asked to confirm your spot at MedHacks 2020.

Yes, we do! All participants must follow the MLH Code of Conduct at MedHacks

Students, industry professionals, clinicians, and more! When we send out acceptances, we will have a Facebook page for MedHacks participants.

We will be uploading a full list of judges and mentors closer to the event.

All teams will have access to mentors who have signed up to help you, whether it be with healthcare experience, project ideation, or coding advice. Mentors will be available during designated hours of the day.

A hackathon is a place where people learn, play, and make. A hackathon is where people perform superhuman feats and solve problems in short periods of time. Hackathons are likely the most exciting thing you don't know too much about. But more broadly defined, a hackathon is a multi-day event where people come together, ideate, and work intensively on ideas and products.

MedHacks is a student-run event that focuses on innovating at the crossroads of medical entrepreneurship and technological development.

By working together for the weekend, hackers at MedHacks will gain unique opportunities to learn from each other and from experts at the forefront of medicine and technology – integrating their learning into real solutions to pressing medical challenges.

Any student, anywhere. Anyone can make an impact - hackathons produce "hackers", not the other way around. Students - both at the undergraduate and graduate level - with engineering, medical, and entrepreneurial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for a spot at MedHacks 2020, as long as they are at least 18 years old.

If you don't know about health or engineering, don’t worry - learning is a huge part of the MedHacks experience. We will have workshops on all subjects and mentors to answer questions and help out teams. Come with an open mind, you'll work with a great team, learn a lot, and most importantly, have fun!

Of course! We are looking for talented and qualified mentors, speakers, and sponsors in tech, entrepreneurship, medicine, and their intersection. We're always looking for new people to get involved, so shoot us an email at info@medhacks.io and we'll be in touch.

COVID-19 Related Info

We are still planning on offering the same perks that we have in previous MedHacks events, such as fun games, workshops, speakers, social media activities, mentorship, and merch. However, all communication will be conducted on a virtual platform. Details regarding day-of-event logistics will be sent out to all participants closer to the event. Other than that, nothing about the event really changes! Good news: you’ll get to sleep in your own bed, shower in your own home, eat home-cooked meals, and you don’t have to pay for travel!

We are currently in the process of finding the best platform for our hackathon. All accepted and confirmed participants will receive information packets closer to the event that will have details regarding each part of the hackathon and how to access them.

We will set up channels for communication within tracks and moderate pitch sessions for you to meet potential teammates, but you are also welcome to use other modes of communication with other participants once you decide to form a team.

Yes! We will still be offering prizes to teams that win. Details regarding prizes will be announced at a later date.