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hack-a-thon

A joint hack-a-thon between athenahealth and Hacking Medicine!

The goal of this event is to bring together inventive, forward-thinking minds to change the status quo and create disruptive solutions in healthcare today. If you are an engineer, entrepreneur, physician, designer, or scientist, then come get involved to help drive the much-needed change in healthcare.

To participate, apply now through the following application, which can be found here. Bring your skills, your ideas, or both. We're selecting 120 people just like you.

End the weekend with a team, cash prizes, and a hack on its first steps towards disrupting healthcare. Past teams at hack-a-thons just like this one have gone on to found companies, enter business plan competitions, and secure venture funding.

The hack-a-thon will take place over the weekend from May 3rd – 5th. The weekend will kick-off with a social event to meet the other attendees (and free apps!) at Mead Hall located in Kendall Square in Cambridge. The hack-a-thon will start on Saturday and will take place at athenahealth located at 400 Arsenal St in Watertown, MA. athenahealth is PAYING for attendees to take cabs to and from the event (if you are accepted, more details on this will follow). In addition, the entire event is free with breakfast, lunch, and dinner all weekend and Goodwin Proctor is sponsoring the prize money for the event. Please see the agenda below for more details about the logistics for the event.

This hack-a-thon is part of athena’s “More Disruption Please” (MDP) innovation and partnership program that targets like-minded innovators, entrepreneurs, companies, investors, and individuals who share our vision of making health care work as it should through openness and connectivity of disruptive solutions. We know we can't innovate everything on our own and look to find other disruptive technologies that advance our mission. Through MDP, athenahealth is making significant strides to open athenaNet to an increasing number of partners, and together, launch a massive surge of disruptive innovation in healthcare IT.

Thank you!
The Hacking Medicine Team & athenahealth

Agenda:
Friday, May 3rd: Kickoff Social Event
Location: Mezzanine level of Meadhall; 4 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA
Time: 7 – 10 PM

Saturday, May 4th: Day 1 of Hack-a-thon
Location: athenahealth, 400 Arsenal St, Watertown Ma (athena will pay for cabs with a certain distance to and from their facilities. More details to follow if you are accepted)
9:00am – 10:00am Breakfast served
10:00am – 10:30am Kick-off & Opening Speakers
10:30am – 11:00am Idea Pitches
11:00am+ - 9PM Break into teams and hack! (Lunch and Dinner will be served)


Sunday, May 5th: Day 2 of Hack-athon
Location: athenahealth, 400 Arsenal St, Watertown Ma
9:00am – 10:00am Breakfast served
10:00am – 10:30am Hacking resumes
6:00pm – 7:00pm Team pitches
7:00pm – 7:30pm Judging & Winners Announced!

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