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ACP-MIT Hackathon FAQ

ACP is again partnering with MIT’s renowned Hacking Medicine program to bring together professionals spanning the entire healthcare ecosystem to develop interdisciplinary hacks (solutions) to improve workflows.

WHAT Five hours of forward-thinking with MIT’s renowned Hacking Medicine program
WHEN Saturday, April 25, 2020 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
WHERE JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live, Room: Diamond 5

Read "My 4 Learnings From My First 'Hackathon'" by Ankita Sagar, MD.

What is ACP’s Hackathon?

Hackathons provide a unique platform to solve problems with intense teamwork and collaboration in a short amount of time. ACP is again partnering with MIT’s Hacking Medicine program to bring together professionals spanning the whole healthcare ecosystem to develop interdisciplinary hacks (solutions) to improve clinical workflows. No technical expertise is required.

Why is this Hackathon only five hours?

ACP made the decision to introduce a hackathon platform within the Internal Medicine Meeting by condensing the time to five hours. ACP has partnered with MIT to form a concentrated session while still incorporating all of the design skills and toolbox items used in MIT’s traditional health hackathon.

Will CME be offered?

Yes, CME credits will be available to physicians who participate in the Hackathon.

What can I expect at the Hackathon?

You’ll have the opportunity to work with allied health professionals, technologists, designers, developers, and others to build innovative prototypes. You’ll leave the Hackathon with dynamic tools to invent your own solutions and collaborative insight into the current challenges that impact physician well-being.

Do I have to register for Internal Medicine Meeting 2020 to participate in the Hackathon?

No. Meeting registration is not a requirement for participation.

Can I show up to the event without registering?

No. We have a limited amount of space open for the event, so all interested parties must register by March 10.

Will prizes be awarded?

Yes. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams.

What should I bring with me?

Nothing is required. Feel free to bring a smartphone, laptop, and, of course, your ideas, and creativity.

Is there a cost to attend?

No. Participation is free.

Will food be available?

Yes. A continental breakfast and coffee will be served.

Should I have a team organized in advance?

No. Participants will be asked to self-select into teams on site based on their interest in pitches given during the event.

Will there be a final presentation?

Yes. Teams will be asked to deliver a brief presentation of their ideas to a panel of judges.  The judges will select the top three teams. Criteria for the judges’ selections will be described during the event.

Have a question that wasn't answered here? Contact us at ACPHackathon@acponline.org.

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