Hackathon Grand Sponsor

Hackathon Grand Sponsor

Agenda (Venue: 1871, Merchandise Mart, 12th floor)

Friday 10.24 5p-715p + Allscripts engineers available til 8p

registration, dinner, keynote (Dr Mark Crockett), Allscripts address, challenge presentations, 3D printing vignette cliff-hanger presented, Allscripts engineering team API info

Saturday 10.25 830a-5p

breakfast, challenges recap, intro to pitches, problem pitches, solution pitches, teams form, lunch, access to mentors, advisors and API engineers

Sunday 10.26 830a-430p

breakfast, presentation practices, lunch, 3D printing vignette cliff-hanger closed, formal presentations, judging, prize announcements


  1. Patient-Doctor Communication
  2. Paramedicine Care
  3. Data Hackathon
  4. Geriatric Emergency Medicine
  5. Indoor Real-Time Location Services

Teams!!! Check them out!

Google form

Team Registration - do this by noon

Google form

Problem Pitches

Google form



  1. Each track winner will receive at least a $1,000 prize
  2. For a track to award a prize, there must be at least two competitors
  3. These prizes are limited to teams that started hacking Friday


  1. The grand prize winner will present at the InnovateED exhibit area during the ACEP conference at McCormick Place which will host 6,000 emergency medicine physicians on Monday, October 27, and guidance towards securing a pilot implementation - this winner will be selected by judges affiliated with ACEP
  2. The startup with the best implementation of the Allscripts API will win an additional cash award - at least $500 - and present at the InnovateED exhibit area during the ACEP conference at McCormick Place which will host 6,000 emergency medicine physicians on Monday, October 27 - this winner will be selected by the Allscripts team
  3. The winner of the paramedicine track will receive an additional $1,000 prize sponsored by the Illinois Department of Public Health, and an opportunity to be features at the Illinois Public Health and Preparedness Summit 2015
  4. One winning team with at least one EMRA member will be eligible for an additional $500 prize
  5. If two teams with products started before this Friday participate, they will be eligible to compete for a prize award of at least $500

APIs etc

  1. Allscripts - You will need to apply for access via the linked site - Allscripts will have two formal sessions to explain their API (Fri 715p, Sat 1p)
  2. Catalyze - You will not need to complete any forms to receive - During the event catalyze will discuss their hosting platform and the topics of handling PHI and application security (Sat 2p)
  3. Validic - You have to fill out the linked form to receive access - The Validic API is designed to enable a simple, standardized connection between healthcare companies and mobile health and wellness apps and devices. Validic captures a user's fitness activities and health measurements over time. Each activity and measurement contains a timestamp and a note about which integration was used to track the activity. A core aspect of the Validic API is to vastly increase the speed of integration between mHealth app developers and healthcare business. Additionally, Validic provides critical enterprise features needed by healthcare companies that are not usually provided as a core service by app developers, such as ease of connectivity, HIPAA/PHI compliance and standardized endpoints. Validic will discuss their API during the event (Sat 230p)

Data sets

  1. MIMIC II - Vitals captured from patients in the ICU
  2. Federal Health Data
  3. Medicare Physician Payments | Procedure Data
  4. Medicaid Physician Payments | Procedure Data
  5. Office of National Coordinator of Health IT Database
  6. State of Illinois Health Data
  7. City of Chicago Health Data

Looking for team members?

Co-organizers: Emergency Medicine Residents Association, MIT Hacking Medicine and Chicago Health 2.0



Partners: IDPH, Catalyze, Validic and ProofX

Parking validation

  1. Park at 210 North Wells Street (deeply discounted rates)

  2. Bring your ticket to 1871 and get it validated at the front desk

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