Creat ideas for pediatric technology.

InnovateNYP invites developers and designers to spend a weekend working together to help improve pediatric healthcare using FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) data. Teams will have an opportunity to present their solutions to NewYork-Presbyterian and a panel of judges at the end of the weekend.

NewYork-Presbyterian is looking for participants who are passionate about children's healthcare and technology.


The Hackathon is open to:

  • individuals who are at least 18 years of age as of Saturday, March 12, 2015; and
  • Teams of up to eight eligible individuals, where each Team member meets the eligibility requirements (a “Team”).

Note: Each Team shall appoint one individual to represent and act on behalf of the Team, including entering a Submission.

  • The following individuals are NOT eligible to participate in the Hackathon either individually or as a member of a Team, regardless of whether or not they meet the criteria set forth above:
  1. any individual who at the time of the Hackathon is involved with the design, production, promotion, execution, or distribution of the Hackathon, including each member of any such individual’s immediate family or household; and
  2. any individual whose participation in the Hackaton would, in the determination of the Sponsor, create a conflict of interest.

Note: For purposes of determining a member of an individual’s immediate family, the following shall apply: (i) members of an individual’s immediate family include such individual’s spouse, children and step-children, parents and step-parents, and siblings and step-siblings; and (ii) members of an individual’s household include any other person that shares the same residence as such individual for at least three (3) months out of the year.


Contestants must create a working proof of concept or model of a software application (the “Submission”) that addresses one or more of the issues and/or goals set forth by the Sponsor.

Note: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital employees must comply with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital policies respecting use of hospital equipment and materials.

A. Specific Requirements:

As part of each Submission, Contestants must submit items (1) through (5) below:

  1. the name of the Submission.
  2. a text description of the Submission and its features.
  3. Contestant name(s).
  4. a list of FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) resources (as described on the Argonaut Project site:
  5. the Submission must be completed utilizing one of the following approved tools:

Note: Sponsor is NOT responsible for any expenses incurred by Contestant associated with the use or acquisition of any programs, equipment or materials used to create the Submission.

Items (1) through (5) above constitute the Submission. For sake of clarity, all parts of a Submission must be entered at the same time on the Website. All Submissions must be received by no later than 3:59pm EST on Sunday, March 13, 2016.

B. General Requirements:

  • All Submission materials must be in English.
  • The Submission may utilize APIs and data from third parties, provided the Contestant has obtained written permission from such third parties to use such APIs or data in the manner utilized by the Submission.
  • Each Submission must be newly created and exclusively developed during the Hackathon.
  • Each Submission must be the original work product of the Contestant.

Note: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital employees must comply with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital policies respecting use of hospital equipment and materials.

C. Restrictions:

  • Submissions must not violate any law or regulation; depict hatred; be in bad taste; denigrate (or be derogatory towards) any person or group of persons or any race, ethnic group or culture; threaten a specific community in society, including any specific race, ethnic group or culture; incite violence or be likely to incite violence; contain vulgar or obscene language or excessive violence; contain pornography, obscenity or sexual activity; or disparage the Sponsor or anyone involved in organizing or supporting the Hackathon.
  • Contestants must not attempt to intentionally duplicate the Submission of another Contestant. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any Submission that is an exact or substantially similar duplicate of another Submission.
  • Submissions must not contain any software routine, code, or instruction, hardware component or combination of the foregoing which (i) permits unauthorized access to Sponsor’s IT network or Sponsor’s confidential information, or (ii) can disable, delete, modify, damage or erase software, hardware or data.
  • A Contestant may not submit more than one Submission unless each additional Submission is unique, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. If a Contestant enters two or more Submissions that are substantially similar, the Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify Submissions or require the Contestant to choose one Submission to enter into the Hackathon.
  • Contestants must not state or otherwise imply endorsement of their Submission, in part or whole, by the Sponsor.
  • Submissions must not violate the intellectual property rights or other rights, including but not limited to, copyright, trademark, patent, contract, and/or privacy rights, of any other person or entity.
  • Submissions may not contain open source code unless each such element of open source code is identified, and each Contestant has complied with applicable open source use terms and conditions


Hackathon Sponsors


$10,000 in prizes

1st Place

The individual or team with the highest overall score will receive a cash award of $5,000.

2nd Place

The individual or team with the second-highest overall score will receive a cash award of $3,000.

3rd Place

The individual or team with the third-highest overall score will receive a cash award of $2,000.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

  1. Sign up through Eventbrite
  2. Create a DevPost account or log in with your existing DevPost account.
  3. On this page, click on the blue button "Register for this Hackathon" to receive the latest updates.
  4. Provide a description of your skill-sets and indicate whether you are seeking a team to join or list your intended team members.
  5. Use the Discussions tab to find collaborators and to propose questions and suggestions.


Brad Weinberg

Brad Weinberg
Partner, Blueprint Health

Kristy Sundjaja

Kristy Sundjaja
Chief of Staff, Liveperson

Gil Kuperman

Gil Kuperman
Director of Interoperability Informatics at NewYork-Presbyterian

Kanisha Dolsingh

Kanisha Dolsingh
Honorary Chair, Komansky Center Family Advisory Council at NewYork-Presbyterian

Alba Roman

Alba Roman
MSCHONY Family Advisory Council Member at NewYork-Presbyterian

Judging Criteria

  • Ease of Use (20 Points)
    How intuitive is the experience? Would the intended end user find the application easy to use and understand?
  • Design (15 Points)
    Does the design reflect the NYP aesthetic (such as is depicted on the NYP website, patient portal, or NYP App)? Is it clear and simple to use?
  • Benefit for Users (15 Points)
    Would a pediatric user use this app? What would end users gain from their experience using the app? Does this address a fundamental problem in pediatric care in a reasonable manner?
  • Creativity and Innovation (15 Points)
    Is this a new idea? Does technology like this already exist? How innovative is the concept for pediatric healthcare?
  • Scaling/Standards (15 Points)
    For the degree to which your application can connect with any FHIR server without requiring custom integration services work ("One Click Connect")
  • Overall Quality (20 Points)
    Does it address the issues and goals for pediatrics or child life? Is the app practical and useful to NYP and patients? Is this a tool that could be easily implemented? Should NYP consider using the app?

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