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2017 Nurse Hackathon: Nurses Hacking Healthcare

  • Northeastern University: Egan Research Center Raytheon Amphitheater 120 Forsyth Street Boston, MA 02115 United States (map)

Northeastern’s “Nurses Hack Healthcare” is a one of a kind event that can’t be missed! This year’s focus is on evolving the field of “telehealth” and “the medical home”. If you’re looking to network, there will be hundreds of attendees of different disciplines that include web designers, technologists, nurses, computer scientists, engineers, designers to name a few ready to interact and make connections. If you’re looking to take an idea to the next level, we have mentors and resources that can propel your idea onto the frontlines of healthcare as well as cash prizes for winning teams. Nurses Hack Healthcare will be the event that spurs the beginning of immense change and innovation and we’d love your attendance!


Originally an event exclusively for collaborative computer programming, Hackathons have evolved into a multi-disciplinary template for collaborative ideation. For anyone interested in healthcare innovation this hackathon will have you working alongside the leading minds in healthcare innovation today with integrative teams, speakers, as well as mentors who will guide you through a high-energy process of perspective and creation. We can facilitate your future team and connect you with entrepreneurial mentors. If you’re looking to start a business or work in a team setting that pushes you to think about perspective, and value, then our hackathon is for you!


Following last year’s format of open-ended ideation around the broad topic of “health care innovations”, this year we’re focusing on the evolving field of “Telehealth” and healthcare within the “home” for older adults. With the advances in sensors for home monitoring, wearable devices, and ubiquitous communications technologies, we have an unprecedented opportunity for delivering effectively tailored health interventions on a large scale!


Hackathons range into time from day sessions to multiple day sessions. In our case were offering a 2 and a half-day, high-energy event that is designed to present problems relevant to healthcare and formulate solutions among teams. Hacking Healthcare brings together individuals of all disciplines: nursing, engineering, computer science, etc., to influence innovations that are well rounded. By emphasizing multi-disciplinary teams, your teams can stay connected beyond the hackathon to further possible business ventures and
future collaboration!


  • 1st place $1,500
  • 2nd place: $1,000
  • 3rd place: $500