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The Nurse Innovation & Entrepreneurship Program of Northeastern University is excited to announce that we will be partnering with StartupHealth and NEUSHA for the second annual Nurse Hackathon as a part of Startup Weekend.
In October 2017, the opioid crisis was declared a national public health emergency.1
Substance misuse is a widespread affliction affecting millions in the country and across the world. Opioid misuse, in particular, isn’t confined to a single ethnicity or socioeconomic class, but rather affects people from all walks of life—including their friends, family and the healthcare system at large.
The rate of opioid addiction has grown significantly over the last 5 years, resulting in tens of thousands of deaths and millions of patients suffering from addiction.
Furthermore, opioid overdose is the leading cause of death for Americans under 50 years old — killing roughly 64,000 people in 2016, at a pace faster than the H.I.V. epidemic did at its peak.2
It’s time academics, healthcare professionals, and government officials band together to combat this ever-growing issue. There is no single solution, rather a culmination of research, practice, and policy to make meaningful strides on this front.
Please check out topics of discussion at the 2018 Startup Weekend:
Join us for an exciting array of influential panels leading up to the 2018 Opioid Hackathon.
This is the perfect way to stimulate discussion and hear from the brightest minds working on this epidemic in preparation for the big weekend!
On Friday from noon to 4pm, expert panelists will present on the latest research, digital health, policies and procedures related to the growing opioid epidemic in advance of this outstanding three-day event.
The Hackathon itself kicks off at 6:00pm on Friday, May 18th and concludes on Sunday May 20th at 6:00pm
Hackathon 2018 Schedule
Dinner & Networking:
Get to know your new friends. Meet the people you’ll be working with.
Choose Your Project:
From the top projects – Choose which one you’ll work on over the weekend.
60 Seconds to Pitch:
Got an idea? You’ve got 1 minute to pitch in front of the group.
Build a Team:
Whether it’s your idea or someone else’s, you’ll create a cross-functional team to work with over the weekend.
Learn from the Best
Local mentors will be coming in throughout the event to coach you through the hard problems.
Get to Work
We’ve got the resources and support in place to make things happen in a short period of time. You’ll be responsible for everything from finding customers to building your product. We’ll be here to help when you need it.
Present in Front of Panel Judges
The culmination of the weekend. You’ll have 5 minutes to present the product or service you built to the crowd and a panel of experts.
Watch the other teams present and celebrate all the work you’ve done. Get the opportunity to talk to judges and mingle with mentors.
Friday, May 18th – Sunday, May 20th
6:00pm Friday, May 18th
6:00pm Sunday, May 20th
Egan Research Center, Raytheon Ampitheater
120 Forsyth St, Boston, MA 02115
Registration for this Hackathon is Open!
Friday Panel Schedule
12:00 am (noon): doors open for lunch.
1:00-2:00 pm: Diversion Panel: How are the medications disappearing from the hospitals to the home?
Moderator: Kelly Larrabee, RN, MBA, MS, Vice President of Nursing Engagement for the Medication Management Solutions
Ray Mitrano, M.S., RPh, Assistant Director, Controlled Substance Compliance and Surveillance
2:00-3:00: Nurses on the FrontLine Panel
Moderator: Dr. Nancy Hanrahan, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Dean and Executive Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Ann Corcoran, President of AMC Healthcare Solutions, Inc., President of AMC Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
3:00-4:00: Policy Panel: Is it a crime or is it a disease?
Moderator: Dr. Susan Parish, PhD, MSW, Dean of Bouvé College of Health Sciences
Chris Hillier, COO Guidewell Innovation