Create a team. Unite with a community healthcare provider. Build a product together
to benefit our communities. Join us at the D'Youville Healthcare Hackathon 2020.
D'Youville's Healthcare Hackathon 2020 is a unique virtual competition that partners
teams with community healthcare providers to develop solutions to our community's
most plaguing healthcare problems. Starting on October 5, teams will work collaboratively
to craft novel solutions for their partner institutions, attend virtual events, and
participate in active, online learning experiences. After a week, they'll pitch their
solutions to local healthcare leaders and the top teams will be awarded prizes.
Event Dates: Monday, October 5 to Sunday, October 11, 2020
If you have a question about an event or an idea for a hackathon event, email us.
Teams with up to 5 individuals each will compete for prizes. Create a diverse team
with members of any age, background, or experience level to work together.
A Connected Virtual Experience
During the hackathon week, you'll work with your team to craft a solution to a partner
problem while also joining your peers at info sessions and online experiences.
Prizes + Support
Hackathon winners will receive seed money to develop and deploy their solutions, along
with incubator and development space from D'Youville.
Compete with other peers and experts working at the center of technology and healthcare
in an event sponsored by a nationally-ranked university with a history and vision
for healthcare innovation.
One Week. Concept. Develop. Pitch.
Claim your partner. Define your problem. Craft a solution and create your video pitch
in one week. Solutions should not have been previously piloted. Panelists will choose
the best of the best. Can you do it?
A Hub Project
The Healthcare Hackathon is a project of D'Youville's Health Professions Hub, an innovative
vision for healthcare and education on Buffalo's West Side. Learn More.
Learn More About the D'Youville Healthcare Hackathon
The D'Youville Healthcare Hackathon is a completely self-paced virtual event. You
can sign up using the form below.
On Monday, October 5, be on the lookout for a welcome email that includes:
A welcome video from your hosts at D'Youville,
Your assigned challenge statement,
Contact information to set up meetings with our event mentors (should you so choose
to during the week),
And more information about the follow-up awards ceremony.
Submissions are due by Sunday, October 11 at 11:59 PM at the link in the submissions
Choose Your Challenge!
The D'Youville Higher Ed Hackathon is designed to develop real solutions to real problems.
Read the challenges below and pick the three that speak to you and your team when
you sign-up. Before the hackathon starts, we'll let you know which challenge you'll
be working on, and then it's up to you to develop, pitch, and win.
Consumer experience is an influencer to health outcomes. Present a solution to ensure
that the patient experience is convenient, streamlined, and empowers the patient for
positive behavior change.
Partnerships between medical and non-medical services are key to overcoming barriers
to better health outcomes. Present a solution to establish intentional collaborations
between the healthcare community and community-based organizations to improve society’s
health and wellness.
Accessibility to Care
Accessibility to care often causes a delay in the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses.
Provide a solution that utilizes telehealth and/or wearable technology to increase
patients’ access to health care.
Prevention and Health Promotion
America’s increasing chronic care needs to highlight the importance of prevention
and health promotion. Present a population-based prevention strategy that can be easily
adopted in the public health system.
Register a Team
Sign Up to Compete
As hackathon participants, you'll be partnered with community partners and patients
to develop solutions to our community's most plaguing healthcare problems. As a winner,
you'll develop innovative solutions that will be cost-effectively manufactured and
quickly deployed in our community. You'll also be supported in researching and reporting
on the impact of your solution.
The inaugural Healthcare Hackathon was held over the course of two days on the D'Youville
campus. Competitors from diverse backgrounds, areas of expertise, and strengths competed
to design and pitch solutions to real-world problems. Three teams were awarded prizes
to continue the development of their solutions: Journey, Ally Health, and Healthcare