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Yale Healthcare Hackathon

Yale Healthcare Hackathon

Yale’s Center for Biomedical Innovation & Technology (CBIT) has led and organized the Yale Healthcare Hackathon since 2014, bringing together over 2500 participants to hack on the greatest needs in digital therapeutics, personalized therapy, women's health, and patient monitoring. 

2024 Healthcare Hackthon

Preventative medicine 
Access to Care, Physical wellness, Nutrition, Mental Health

2023 Healthcare Hackthon

Theme: Patient Engagement 

200+ registrants: Welcoming participants from Yale, our local community and beyond, including international participants from Brazil, Philippines, and Canada.
2023 Theme: Patient Engagement, with special tracks in digital therapeutics, personalized therapy, women’s health, patient monitoring.
Keynote speakers: Indira Negi, Deputy Director Maternal, Newborn & Child Health Discovery & Tools from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Ena Williams, Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Vice President at Yale New Haven Hospital.
Mentors: Over 40 experienced mentors are confirmed and ready to offer guidance to teams throughout the weekend.
Cash prizes: A $5,000 Rothberg Grand Prize will be awarded to one team, and additional cash prizes will be awarded additional teams on Sunday, Feb 26th.
Sponsors: Rothberg Catalyzer@Yale, Yale New Haven Health Center for Healthcare Innovation, LRV Health, and the Sustainable Health Initiative (YSPH).  

About the event

How can we improve patient engagement? This question formed the basis of three days of collaboration, team building, problem-solving, rapid prototyping, and pitching at the 2023 Yale Healthcare Hackathon. Over 100 students, clinicians, and industry participants attended in person, forming 15 teams, coached by 30 mentors, with 5 expert judges, came together at the 10th annual Yale Healthcare Hackathon organized by the Yale Center for Biomedical Innovation and Technology (Yale CBIT) on February 24-26, 2023. The winning team, Emma’s Story, led by Obinna Anosike, Zora Luan, Jhonatan Nagasako, and Andrea Orane, developed a platform to help children better cope with oncology diagnoses through storytelling. They received a $5,000 grand prize, sponsored by the Rothberg Catalyzer at Yale. 

2022 Healthcare Hackathon (Virtual)

Theme: Healthcare Access
2022 Tracks
  • Telemedicine 
  • Access to information 
  • Care at home 
  • Inequity in access 
  • Access to diagnostics