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American College of Perioperative Medicine MIT Hacking Medicine
October 25, 2018

Dr. David Hindin, a general surgery resident at Temple University Hospital, shares his experience at the ACPM-MIT 2018 Surgical Healthcare Challenge Hackathon on his YouTube Channel.

Check out his Hackathon video: Here


About Dr. Hindin:

Twitter: davidhindin
Instagram: thesurgeonlife

Check out his APP: https://bit.ly/GetInvented

October 5, 2018

Since our 2018 Surgical Healthcare Challenge was such a success, we will be returning for 2019 challenge. Exact date and location are TBD

Sign up to be notified when more information is available: 2019 Hackathon

October 1, 2018

We wanted to thank you all -- mentors, judges, participants, and staff -- for making our first ACPM-MIT Surgical Healthcare Challenge Hackathon a success this past weekend. 

This Hackathon had an incredibly impressive roster of talented individuals from numerous disciplines and places. We were impressed of how far some of you travelled to make it to our event, so thank you for spending your weekend with us at Edwards. Amongst your groups we had physicians, nurses, physical therapists, professors, medical students, scientists, engineers, designers, architects, business leaders, innovators, and more. Many of you with more skillsets than could be captured in color tags! 

To our winners -- congratulations! It was a tough competition with 15 groups. Thank you to our judges for having to make the difficult decisions of narrowing down our winners on our behalf. We are currently working with our sponsors to determine the final awarded amount upon their review of your winning projects. Winners, we will be in contact once that is finalized. 

In the meantime, we created Slack workspaces for all your groups and invited your respective teammates to join. We want you to keep in touch with each other so your projects don't end after the Hackathon. We hope you also made connections through the iNK Digital Networking app to keep in touch with your former competitors (and now new buddies!) and mentors. 

2018 HACKATHON Winners:

First Place: Smiles for All

Third Place Winners

Second Place: Rosy

Second Place Winners

Third Place: Smart Port

Third Place Winners


Sponsor Challenge Winners

Edwards: Bug Busters 

Johnson & Johnson: Ortho Supply Chain

Pacira: Pill Trax

July 31, 2018

American College of Perioperative Medicine with MIT Hacking Medicine announces Dr. Raj Nihalani on the panel of judges for the Surgical Healthcare Challenge Hackathon being held September 29- 30, in Irvine (CA) at the Edwards Lifesciences Campus. This event is co-hosted with MIT Hacking Medicine and will include a Design Thinking Workshop by our friends at IDEO.

Reminder that registration is now open.

July 20, 2018

You can now find our event page on Facebook and share with friends and colleagues.

Visit our Facebook Event Page

July 18, 2018

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Check out MIT Hacking Medicine’s YouTube Channel for more Hackathon success stories.

July 16, 2018

JJ Richa & Cynthia F. Kirkeby

About JJ:  
JJ Richa is an accomplished serial entrepreneur, executive and investor. Richa has successfully founded several companies, where he served as President and CEO, including a software company for the hospitality industry, an online ecommerce portal for high-end made-to-order gifts, and a custom software development company concentrating on the financial sector. Richa is a private equity investor, a longtime member of Tech Coast Angels where he served as its vice president and a member of its executive committee. Richa has served on numerous board of directors, started a private equity firm and served in senior executive restructuring and turnaround roles. Richa has BS and MS degrees from Cal State Long Beach.
About Cynthia:  
Ms. Kirkeby is a serial entrepreneur with experience in industries as diverse as design, furniture manufacturing, novelty pet products, and Internet education and technology.  Actively involved with the Orange County tech community, Cynthia Kirkeby is an Entrepreneur in Resident at UCI and Chapman University, a BOD member of the Inventors Forum, a Startup Weekend mentor, and founder of Seasonally Fresh & Adaptifyed. For interesting tools, tips, and news of interest to technology startups check out her blog section at adaptifyed.com.
July 5, 2018

Registration links have been fixed by our website developer. If you made a previous registration attempt on or prior to July 5th, please email us at [email protected] to confirm that your registration was processed by our system. We have already reached out to known applicants who attempted to register during this period via email. If we missed you by chance, or if you are not sure of your registration status, reach out to us.

We apologize for any inconvenience or confusion.