Notice: Despite the inclement weather, we will still be hosting the hackathon through Nov 16th-18th, 2018.
Please let us know if your plans have changed by emailing!

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Interested in healthcare innovation?

Then this is the event for you!

Join MIT Hacking Medicine and the Mt. Sinai Dept. of Rehabilitation and Human Performance in New York City for one of the largest healthcare 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 themes, there is sure to be a healthcare challenge for everyone! Interested in helping out? You can partner with us, become a sponsor, be a mentor, contact us at

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Watch and listen to the full video below from our latest MIT Grand Hack in Boston from April 2018!

Track Descriptions

Rehabilitation & Human Performance

Creating solutions to push the boundaries of human ability and performance for people living with disabilities. This track will discover innovative approaches aimed to improve a patient’s ability to maintain a high level of independence by improving function and quality of life.

Reimagining Lung Cancer

Imagine preventing 1.7 million people from dying from Lung Cancer every year. We challenge you to tackle smoking prevention, detect pre-symptomatic cancer, or encourage health behaviors with systems, workflows and data strategies to stop smoking or detect lung cancer early. Consider the integration of such approaches through connections to health care providers, caregivers, and patients, so that individuals feel empowered and motivated to improve and maintain their overall health and behavior.

Mental and Public Health

Creating solutions that generate high impact on the public health and mental health fields. This track will investigate patients’ challenges in mental and public health, disrupt the status quo, and form new solutions that aim to reduce patient burden and improve and patient outcome.

November 16th - 18th, 2018

MIT Hacking Medicine & Mount Sinai Department of Rehabilitation and Human Performance

Kickoff: 6:00-9:00PM on Friday, Nov 16th, 2018
Icahn Building, 1st Floor
1425 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10029

Hacking Spaces: Friday after 9PM, Saturday, and Sunday
Annenberg Building, Floors 5, 12, & 13
1468 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10037

@mithackmed #NYCGrandHack2018

Gold Sponsors

Prizes, In-Kind, and Media Sponsors


Schedule subject to change. Check back regularly for more details!