Opening Remarks
Nancy P Hanrahan, PhD, RN
Dean & Professor Northeastern University Bouve’ College of Health Sciences and the School of Nursing

Kathryn Bowles, PhD, RN, FAAN
“Discharge Decision Support System Prevents Readmissions and Reduces Costs: from Research to an innovative company—Right Care Solutions.

Tiffany Kelley, PhD, RN, MBA, President, Nightingale Apps
Taking an Idea all the way

Patricia C. Dykes, PhD, RN, FAAN
Using Health IT to improve patient engagement and team communication

Closing Remarks
Dr. Marybeth Pompei, Sr. Vice President and Chief Clinical Scientist, Exergen Corporation
Opportunities & Pitfalls: Catalyzing an idea into a business.

Hackathon Winners, June 17-June 19th 2016

1st Place: Telecode


Brian McDonald

Nicole Reina


Marion Leary

MPH, MSN, RN, Director of Innovation Research for the Center for Resuscitation Science at the University of Pennsylvania

Benchize Fleuraguste

EMT, Critical Care Tech (ICU), Student Nurse ’17

David Bendell


2nd Place: Are you Contagious?


Maggie McLaughlin

Christine O’Brien

Tricia McDonough

Susanne Meninger

Noelle Kohles

3rd Place: Sharanonymous


John Shi

Lei Kang

Haeun Kim

Shelia Dalton Eckenrode

Akinyemi Bajulaiye

Hackathon Cash Prizes!

$1500 Innovator First Prize


$1000 Innovator second Prize


$500 Innovator third prize

Mission Sponsor: Exergen Corporation

Co-Mission Sponsors: Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation & The John A. Hartford Foundation


Nurses have plenty of ideas about making meaningful impact on the complex tangle of healthcare policies, procedures, and treatments that affect their patients. However, they may not have the knowledge or skills that takes advantage of design techniques and technology to catalyze an idea to a solution.

Northeastern University’s Bouvé College of Health Sciences, School of Nursing presents two events – first of their kind – Nursing Innovation and Entrepreneurship Summit and Hackathon on June 17-19, 2016. This pacesetting initiative lifts nurses into the center of a multidisciplinary “think tank” that incubates solutions that improve the healthcare experience of patients and delivery systems.



Nurses from all practice settings, students, other healthcare professionals, technology and insurance professionals, developers, innovators and investors.


During the Friday summit, keynote speakers and “living room” sessions, will be driven by thought leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators, who will guide participants by sharing their experience, expertise and passion to design, create, and develop innovative solutions and applications to improve patient care and our healthcare system. The Hackathon weekend will give participants the opportunity to partner with nurses to collaborate, brainstorm & design new solutions, technologies and devices in an accelerated setting. The event will conclude Sunday with an awards ceremony and prizes for the top three innovations.