May 12 – 14, 2017

MIT Campus

5/12: E51, 70 Memorial Drive

5/13 – 5/14: E14 (MIT Media Lab) 6th Floor, 75 Amherst St

@mithackmed #GrandHack

Are you interested in healthcare innovation?

Then this is the event for you!

Join MIT Hacking Medicine for one of the largest health hackathons in the world! This is the weekend to brainstorm and build innovative solutions with hundreds of like-minded engineers, clinicians, designers, developers and business people. Within our three hackathon tracks, there is sure to be a healthcare challenge for everyone!


Invisible Conditions Track

Create solutions to minimize the stigma and challenges that surround patients living with their illness. This track will discover innovative approaches aimed to improve a patient’s ability to maintain a high level of independence by improving patient quality of life and patient outcomes.

SMART Robotics and Intelligent Technologies

Social robotics and intelligent technologies are revolutionizing the healthcare sector. Enhanced connectivity between stakeholders, cloud and predictive analytics, image/voice recognition, are just a few examples of the huge potential to transform the healthcare industry.
This Track was first featured in Singapore by SMART in a hackathon featuring the Segway Robotics loomo robot, focused on eldercare problems. Now this track challenges Boston teams to develop potential use cases and prototypes for smart robotics and intelligent technology solutions in healthcare.  Although not a requirement teams have the unique opportunity to choose to use Segway Loomo robots with full SDK.

Patient Care Continuum Track

Design ​effective solutions to ​empower seriously or chronically ill patients, increase access to ​higher quality care, and leverage new health information/tools. These solutions should aim to facilitate active connections between health care providers, caregivers, and patients, so that patients feel in control of their condition and the continuity of care is strengthened.

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MIT Hacking Medicine
MIT Hacking Medicine04/20/2017 @ 19:41
Are you frustrated with our healthcare system? Do you have a pain point you'd like to solve, but don't know how or where to start? We're inviting people of all backgrounds, ages, and experience levels to join us on May 12-14 at Grand Hack 2017, for an eye-opening glimpse into how design thinking can equip teams to hack healthcare. Bring yourselves, an open mind, and a commitment to work collaboratively to build up great solutions. With over $10,000 in prizes at stake, and a wealth of resources at your disposal, we can't wait to see what your Grand Hack experience has in store.

Learn more and apply by May 1st at:
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MIT Hacking Medicine04/18/2017 @ 8:43
Don't miss your chance to join hundreds of innovators in tackling healthcare's stickiest challenges! Grand Hack is May 12-14, and acceptances are going out on a rolling basis. Apply today!
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MIT Hacking Medicine04/11/2017 @ 16:23
Check out the Alexa Diabetes Challenge
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MIT Hacking Medicine04/05/2017 @ 18:42
Clear your calendars for May 12-14... the event you've been waiting for is back! Applications are LIVE for Grand Hack 2017, and we can't wait to see who joins us this year to help solve the most pressing challenges facing healthcare today.

This year's three tracks will feature themes on digital health and technology, patient care, and invisible conditions.

For application details, FAQs, and the latest information on this year's Grand Hack, visit our page at:

Apply today for your chance to team up with fellow entrepreneurs, designers, clinicians, engineers, business leaders, and many other innovators in healthcare! Check out last year's Grand Hack highlights in the video.
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MIT Hacking Medicine shared PULSE.MassChallenge's post.03/31/2017 @ 14:54
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MIT Hacking Medicine03/30/2017 @ 20:09
Are you interested in learning what it takes for health startups to do deals with insurance companies? We have just the event for you! Join us on April 5th for an evening of "Demystifying Health Insurance"! RSVP today!


04/27/2017 @ 10:20
Frustrated with healthcare, but unsure what to do about it? You can help design better solutions at #GrandHack 2017
04/20/2017 @ 16:36
#GrandHack 2017 will feature over $10,000 in prizes, and many fantastic sponsors, speakers, and mentors. Join us!
04/18/2017 @ 6:19
Acceptances for #GrandHack 2017 are going out on a rolling basis- don't miss your chance to hack healthcare! Apply @
04/11/2017 @ 13:53
Calling all healthcare innovators! Our flagship event is May 12-14. Don't miss out on #GrandHack 2017, apply today!
04/06/2017 @ 14:14
Join PULSE & MIT HackMed where startups who emerged from hackathons shed light onto life after the hack! Register
03/30/2017 @ 17:04
Demystifying Health Insurance: JOIN us on April 5th for a speaker series! RSVP here: