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Hackathon 2014

Emergency Medicine Hackathon
October 24-26, 2014

Register 2014

ACEP and EMRA have teamed up with Hacking Medicine at MIT and Chicago Health 2.0 to offer an emergency medicine problem-solving challenge during ACEP14. The EM Hackathon leverages out-of-the-box thinkers for an amped-up, all-weekend, problem solving session where emergency medicine physicians collaborate with computer programmers, engineers, and other subject matter experts to tackle challenges in EM.

The Hackathon will begin on Friday evening, October 24 at 1871 (map), just before the ACEP14 annual meeting in Chicago. Participants will work (hack) through the weekend and judges will decide the winners on Sunday, October 26. 

Over 12 thousand dollars in prize money will be awarded and the Grand Prize winner will be invited to present their solution during the ACEP14 annual meeting at McCormick Place, Chicago on Monday, October 27.

The following five preliminary challenges have been chosen for this year's hackathon:

  1. Patient-doctor communication 
  2. Paramedicine Care 
  3. Data Hackathon
  4. Geriatric Emergency Medicine 
  5. Indoor Real Time Location Services (RTLS) of “Smart” Devices


More information about each of the challenges can be found here.  

 Do you want to get started on an idea already? You should! In an effort to maximize potential solutions, we will have a special prize for the best pre-hackathon project! You must register, meet the milestones, and be present on Sunday afternoon to present your work to the judges. Please use this form if you're interested in seeking out team members.


Register Today!

October 25th Deadline!


Friday, October 24    
5:00 pm   Opening Session Keynote & Supporter Challenges Presented
7:00 pm   Dinner & Networking
Saturday, October 25    
9:00 am   Breakfast and Opening Remarks
9:30 am   Hacking begins
Noon   Lunch
1:00 – 4:00 pm   More Hacking
Sunday, October 26    
9:00 am    Breakfast and Opening Remarks
9:30 am   Final Hacking
Noon   Lunch
1:00 pm   Presentations and Judging
4:00 pm    Winners Announced
Monday, October 27    
TBD   Winner announced at ACEP14 Conference

  ACEP gratefully acknowledges Allscripts' support of the Emergency Medicine Hackathon.


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