On September 8, 2019, Robert Miller fron ConsenSys Health and Ishan Verma from 1upHealth won @ETHBoston using 1upHealth's API with their project Vitas Match. ETHGlobal held their first Boston hackathon, attracting over 400 top minds and industry experts in the Ethereum, where applicants had 36 hours to generate and execute their ideas.
Vitas Match is an DAPP that enables people to share their health care data with researchers in a more secure way so that more people could get matched to the right trials and researchers could focus on creating new cures and treatments. They integrated with 1UpHealth’s API to get access to real health data and NuCypher's proxy re-encryption scheme to give patients the ability to share their data with multiple researchers with granular, time limited access. Further, this works even if the person sharing data leaves and is no longer attending to their data. A way for patients to monetize their data and be paid in ETH.
Ethereum is a programmable blockchain founded by Vitalik Buterin, a cryptocurrency researcher and programmer. It can be used for many things, including payments, new digital assets, financial "smart contracts", or decentralized applications.
ETH GLOBAL helps run hackathons all over the world. Their goal is to be the best on-ramp to the global Ethereum community. They are supported by the Ethereum Foundation, and the many sponsors.