CMS Announces First Rural Hackathon

June 27, 2024

CMS Announces First Rural Hackathon

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center announced on June 22 that it will conduct the 2024 Rural Health Hackathon, a three-day series of in-person, collaborative sessions designed to generate and construct creative and actionable ideas to address rural health challenges.

The 2024 Hackathon builds on CMS’ extensive outreach to rural communities through site visits and listening sessions to better understand rural health care issues.

Through these solution-oriented events, the CMS Innovation Center will bring together:

  • Rural health community care providers,
  • Community organizations,
  • Industry and tech entrepreneurs,
  • Funders,
  • Policy experts, and beneficiaries to leverage the wisdom and experience of the crowd.

Hackathon attendees will generate new ideas to address some of the top challenges impacting health care in rural health settings and drive action to improve clinical outcomes, increase access and better care experience for both patients and providers in rural communities.

How to Participate:

  • In-Person at one of the following locations:
    • Bozeman, Montana: August 14
    • Dallas, Texas: August 22
    • Wilson, North Carolina: August 29
      • Individuals interested in attending an in-person session should complete the five-minute Interest Survey by 11:59 p.m. eastern on July 12.
  • Virtual Idea Submission
    • Organizations and individuals that cannot attend the in-person events are invited to submit concepts during a public submission period in August 2024.
    • The public submission option will seek additional ideas to address the same challenge areas and questions for the in-person events
    • More information about the virtual idea submission will be posted by CMS, at a later date.

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Click Here to complete Interest Survey