NOTE: This Competition is Open to Current College Students Only

What to Submit: 

  • A slide deck (MS PowerPoint or similar) explaining your solution (or prototype) 
  • A 6 minute video: 1 minute to review the slide deck, 5 minutes demoing the product 
  • A list of the technologies and data sets used and a brief explanation of how they were used

Submission Guidance:

Your solution should:  

  • Address the challenges of virtual clinical care
  • Solve a specific use case (defined by the different user personas presented at the kickoff) 
  • Be integrated into the sandbox Electronic Medical Record (EMR) environment provided

Your Presentation Should Include: 

  • Your team members' names and university
  • Your chosen user persona
  • Your strategy for solving the user persona's problem
  • An overview of the technology and data you used to solve the problem
  • What went well
  • What didn't go well

Intellectual Property

To promote an environment of innovation and cross-team collaboration, Sanford Health makes no claim on any intellectual property created by any team at this event. Your creation is your own. Our only request is that if you do publish/sell/promote your work and/or make it available via open source channels (for example, GitHub) please add a note that it was inspired by the Sanford HealthHack. 


To register for the 2020 Sanford HealthHack, click on 'Join This Hackathon' on the contest page at

Theme/Main Requirement:

Build our an experience that reimagines what it means to experience virtual care - from first signs of an illness, to attending an appointment and to follow-up care. You may use low-code/no-code approaches to solving this problem but you MUST address the problems captured in the user personas which will be unveiled at the kickoff event and published to DevPost on Oct. 16th.


  • Participants are invited to join a kickoff event on Oct. 16th
  • User personas, will be revealed at this event (the challenges captured in these personas must be addressed in your final proposal)
  • These personas and other details will published on the DevPost site after the event kickoff on Oct. 16h

Submission Period:

  • Oct. 17th - Oct. 31st
  • Deadline to submit: Friday, Oct. 31st at 11:45pm CST

Public Voting:

  • Public Voting will open Sunday, Nov. 1st at Noon (12pm) CST and concludes on Tuesday, Nov. 3rd at 11:45PM CST
  • Voting will take place via DevPost's Project Gallery

Finalists Teams: 

  • Should there be more than 10 submissions, judges will combine the results of public voting with judging criteria to create a shortlist of 10 finalist teams. 
  • Finalist teams will be announced Nov. 4th 
  • Finalist teams will be invited on Nov. 4th to present their solutions live on Nov. 6th

Demo Day: 

  • November 6th
  • Finalist teams will have 5 minutes to present their solutions
  • Presentations will be followed by 5 minutes of questions from the judges

Code of Conduct:

You can read a detailed description of our hackathon code of conduct here. Our hackathon is dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable environment and harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of the following:

  • gender
  • gender identity and expression
  • age
  • sexual orientation
  • disability
  • physical appearance
  • body size
  • race
  • ethnicity
  • nationality
  • religion
  • political views
  • previous hackathon attendance or lack of
  • computing experience or lack of
  • chosen programming language or tech stack

We do not tolerate harassment of hackathon participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate at any hackathon venue, this includes the following.

  • hacks
  • talks, presentations, or demos
  • workshops
  • any parties associated to the hackathon
  • social media
  • any other online media

Hackathon participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the hackathon without a refund (if applicable) at the discretion of the hackathon organizers.