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In October 2013, Hacking Pediatrics held the first hackathon ever focused on pediatric healthcare. It was sponsored by Boston Children's Hospital in collaboration with MIT's H@acking Medicine. In under 36 hours, 16b teams brought to life incredible ideas that will change the lives of children and their families. 

Hacking Pediatrics

In October 2013, Hacking Pediatrics held the first hackathon ever focused on pediatric healthcare. It was sponsored by Boston Children's Hospital in collaboration with MIT's H@cking Medicine. In under 36 hours, 16 teams brought to life incredible ideas that will change the lives of children and their families and we are doing it again this year. Hacking Pediatrics Hackathon 2.0 will once again bring together the most innovative minds to disrupt pediatric healthcare. This years event will be held on the 17th - 19th of October at Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA.


New Blog Post

iPhone Battery Rant 

-posted by Michael Docktor, MD

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Call me crazy but I don't want the iPhone 6 to be thinner, faster or even have a higher definition screen. I want it to survive a day of regular use without dying. Give me a thicker, heavier iPhone 5S that contains a battery that will actually last all day. click to read more>>


We are doing it again this year!


Hacking a solution for hydrocephalus… just not the one expected

by NANCY FLIESLER on MARCH 7, 2014

A project that set out to build better shunts ended with potential ways to help kids avoid shunts altogether.

Shunts often are surgically placed in the brains of infants with hydrocephalus to drain excess cerebrospinal fluid. Unfortunately, these devices eventually fail, and the problem is hard to detect until the child shows neurologic symptoms. CT and MRI scans may then be performed to check for a blockage of flow—followed by urgent neurosurgery if the shunt has failed. Full Story>>


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Hacking Pediatrics is excited to be co-sponsoring 

Don’t Miss the Smackdown!

OK, so it’s not exactly a cage match, but the thirteen semi-finalists will be competing for the four top prizes at the Google Glass Challenge: Finalist Presentations & Expert Panel on April 23. Join us at Google’s Boston Headquarters to hear keynotes by Rafael Grossmann, MD, the surgeon who’s pioneering the use of Glass in the OR, Nayan Jain, White House Innovation Fellow and Early Glass Explorer, and Steven Horng, MD, MMSc, FACEP, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Emergency and Informatics Physician. The semi-finalists will present their ideas, we will announce the winners and then we’ll all network over beer, wine and fancy hors d’ouevres! 

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Dr. Michael Docktor's presentation "Hacking Pediatrics 2013 - From Idea to Reality @ Warp Speed" presented at the December Innovator's Forum hosted by the Innovation Acceleration Program at Boston Children's Hospital.

Dr. Michael Docktor's presentation "Hacking Pediatrics 2013 - From Idea to Reality @ Warp Speed" presented at the December Innovator's Forum hosted by the Innovation Acceleration Program at Boston Children's Hospital.


Events

Check out our events page for upcoming healthcare and technology events around the Boston area.