Spaulding Rehab Brings Hackathon Winners into Accelerator Program

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, a part of New England Council member Partners Healthcare, is launching a three-month accelerator program for the winners of a hackathon held in October.

In Ocotber 2016, Spaulding joined Harvard Medical School and MIT, both NEC members, to hold a “Hacking Medicine” hackathon to focus on the development and creation of solutions to rehabilitation medicine challenges. Spaulding is now inviting three winners of the hackathon to join the accelerator which will provide mentoring, access to expertise, and the ability to conduct product testing with physical therapists.

“We’ll set them up potentially with funding defending on what their needs are,” said David Binder, director of innovation at Spaulding. “It’s primarily mentorship, access to subject matter expertise and access to funding sources, but we tailor it to the needs of the winning team. The leadership at Spaulding has placed a lot of importance on this. We’re of the mindset that whatever these teams need, we’ll do what we can to support them.”

The New England Council thanks Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital for promoting healthcare innovation through the accelerator program. Read more in the Boston Business Journal.

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