This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Cramer's Action Alerts PLUS - See his portfolio and get alerts BEFORE every trade. Learn more NOW!

Athenahealth Hosts Health Care Hack-a-Thon

WATERTOWN, Mass., April 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- athenahealth, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATHN), a leading provider of cloud-based services for electronic health record ( EHR), practice management, and care coordination, in partnership with MIT's H@cking Medicine, invites the health care, technology and scientific communities to participate in a Hack-a-Thon on May 4 and 5 at athenahealth's headquarters in Watertown, Mass. The goal of this event is to bring together inventive, forward-thinking minds to take on the status quo of health care and to introduce disruptive and meaningful solutions to make health care work as it should. If you are an engineer, entrepreneur, medical professional, designer, or scientist interested in driving change and improvement in health care, get involved by applying online to participate.

Selected participants will pitch ideas and then break to 'hack' and ultimately present their solutions to a panel of esteemed judges, including: Elliot Cohen, co-founder, Hacking Medicine; Sujat Bhatia, assistant dean, Harvard University; Brad Weinberg, founding partner, BluePrint Health; and Walter Frick, business editor, BostInno.

"This is not your parents' hack-a-thon—this is a unique opportunity to buddy up with experts in a variety of fields or total novices with infectious passion, pitch an idea for transforming a current health care process and then, together, 'hack' or devise a real solution," said Andrea Ippolito, product innovation manager at athenahealth and former Hack-a-thon participant. "That solution could be as straightforward as a wireframe sketch, or might require running to a local store for parts to build a prototype or reaching out to a local physician to ask a pressing question. Whatever the process may be, the ultimate result could be the next big health care transformation."

Winners can expect a cash prize and potential access to the team behind More Disruption Please (MDP), athenahealth's business development program aimed at launching a massive surge of disruptive innovation in health care for the overall advancement in the way patient care is coordinated, delivered, and reimbursed. Past winners of the Hack-a-thon have gone on to start successful health care IT companies, including Smart Scheduling, a current MDP partner.

Jonathan Bush, chairman and CEO, athenahealth, said: "At athenahealth, our vision is to build a national health information backbone that makes health care work as it should and we can't possibly achieve that vision alone. We need more entrepreneurs and innovators to come together and say, 'hey, we want a better health care system, too, and here's an idea that's going to revolutionize how we deliver care.' I'm asking—pleading—that if you are someone with an idea of how to bring back humanity to health care, then you must join us here in Watertown for a weekend of discussion, problem-solving, and, hopefully, tangible gains in health care for all."

1 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Try it NOW
Only $9.95
Try it NOW
14-Days Free
Try it NOW

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG

Markets

DOW 18,135.72 +38.82 0.21%
S&P 500 2,101.04 +2.51 0.12%
NASDAQ 4,982.8090 +15.6680 0.32%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs