Quantum Foundation & Modernizing Medicine Host Code4Good Hackathon to Inspire Health Solutions in Palm Beach County

Participants will conceive, design, develop and present working technology-based solutions to real social problems in the county. Philanthropy meets innovation with $10,000 in cash prizes and a chance to better the health of underserved communities.

BOCA RATON, Fla. (Jan. 27, 2015) – Quantum Foundation is teaming up with Modernizing Medicine and Florida Atlantic University’s world-class accelerator, Tech Runway, to stimulate health-related innovation in Palm Beach County at a tech weekend on March 28 – 29, 2015. Quantum Foundation will host its first hackathon, giving engineers, designers and entrepreneurs a hands-on environment to connect, build teams and create a piece of software that enhances the quality of life in underserved communities.

Throughout the weekend, participants will work together to create a technology solution then present their project to a panel of judges on the final day. There’s a cash incentive for these teams to show up and put their talents to work. The top three teams will receive prizes in these denominations: First Prize: $5,000; Second Prize: $3,000; Third Prize: $2,000. The first place team will have the opportunity to participate in building their solution into an actual working product.

This event gives aspiring entrepreneurs, engineers, creatives and tech experts an opportunity to showcase their skills and code for good in Palm Beach County.

“South Florida is home to some of the best and brightest coders and software developers, as well as individuals dedicated to improving society. The technology resulting from the Code4Good hackathon will help increase efficiency and improve healthcare outcomes for our region’s citizens and beyond,” shares Dan Cane, CEO and co-founder of Modernizing Medicine.

The event is open to designers, coders, marketers and anyone who has an idea and wants to contribute to a team in a technical or creative capacity.

The event host and Palm Beach County’s largest health-funder, Quantum Foundation, has given away $115 million since its inception and continues to push the envelope in support of its mission of inspiring and funding bold initiatives that improve community health. Code4Good Palm Beach County is the first of its kind in the county.

To learn more or to register as a participant visit: www.code4goodPBC.org.

About Quantum Foundation

Quantum Foundation is a private grant making organization that funds approved charities and certain government agencies in Palm Beach County, Florida. Quantum Foundation’s mission is to inspire and fund bold initiatives that improve the health of Palm Beach County. The foundation’s funding supports those organizations which provide health care, help people who need health care, and educate others about health care. According to the latest data compiled by the Florida Philanthropic Network (FPN), Quantum Foundation is the largest Palm Beach County-based health funder with 100% of grant dollars used to support local communities. Since its founding over sixteen years ago, Quantum Foundation has given away over $115 million in grants to more than 450 organizations.

About Modernizing Medicine 

Modernizing Medicine® is transforming how healthcare information is created, consumed and utilized in order to increase efficiency and improve outcomes. Our flagship product, Electronic Medical Assistant® (EMA™), is a cloud-based, specialty-specific electronic medical records (EMR) system built by practicing physicians. Available as a native iPad, iPhone and Android application and from almost any web-enabled Mac or PC, EMA adapts to each provider’s unique style of practice. This ICD-10 ready EMR system is available for the dermatology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, otolaryngology, gastroenterology, rheumatology, urology and plastic and cosmetic surgery markets and used by more than 4,800 physicians in the United States and its territories. The Modernizing Medicine family of companies also provides specialty-specific billing, inventory management and group purchasing services. To learn more visit www.modmed.com.

About FAU Tech Runway

FAU Tech Runway is a South Florida public-private partnership formed to foster technology start-ups. FAU Tech Runway offers a collaborative workspace that is a place for entrepreneurs to house, educate, mentor, and fund their companies from inception through venture funding. Through the creation of this unique place, entrepreneurs find the complete ecosystem to house, educate, mentor and fund their companies. FAU Tech Runway unites the complete entrepreneurial ecosystem for startup ventures. Anchored by Florida Atlantic University, FAU Tech Runway partners with the Research Park at FAU, the Institute for the Commercialization of Research, the FAU office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry (OURI), and many more.

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