Spotlight Health

Congratulations to our Spotlight Health award winner and finalists!

Winner: Kopano Mabaso, Scholar, Ona Mtoto Wako

Finalists

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Addressing Social Determinants of Health in the Emergency Department

Emergency Departments (ED) act as a safety net for vulnerable populations. We developed an interdisciplinary health professional program to train students as patient navigators who assess and address social determinants of health for patients seeking ED care.http://www.studenthotspotters.com/

Submitted by (@roberta.capp)

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Open network to promote the diffusion of healthcare technologies

Many technologies that reach the market are not adopted after years of costly development. In fact, for healthcare technologies, scientific evidence is not enough to drive adoption; rather, there is an interplay between the technological and social systems that needs to be deeply understood to generate meaningful innovation. This idea aims to fill this gap by creating a collaborative online platform to favor the communication ...more »

Submitted by (@mpereira)

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Enabling Social Networks for Long-term Care

The use of social networks to manage long-term health conditions is cost effective and improves outcomes. Herein, we propose a technology-enabled, evidence-based approach to help individuals with chronic conditions seamlessly tap into personal and professional support resources. The overarching goal is to improve health outcomes and make caregiving sustainable.

Submitted by (@lebrasseur.nathan)

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Transforming Personal & Societal Wellbeing -- Healing Afghanistan

60% of Afghans suffer from stress and mental heath disorders caused by witnessing or experiencing a traumatic event. There are only two psychiatrists treating ~30 million Afghans. Provide a wellbeing platform via the mobile phone to bring global experts to collaborate with Afghan community.

Submitted by (@poonacha)

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Hope&Healing for Alzheimer's: Training for Trainers in Innovative Caregiving Methods

The primary goal of this project is to relieve suffering and improve the quality of life for persons with Alzheimer’s by educating caregivers in interventions for non-pharmacological, holistic treatment. Another benefit is to caregivers, offering ways to reduce stress through acceptance and effective communication.

Submitted by (@jadeangelica)

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"Shazam for Heartbeats" - Heart Sound Algorithm for Unprecedented Cardiac Care

This idea focuses on improving cardiac health monitoring, examination, and triage both domestically and abroad through advanced machine-learning algorithms. Eko, a San Francisco-based startup with cardiology advisors at UCSF and Stanford, is building an advanced heart sound and murmur decision-support algorithm that will greatly improve point-of-care cardiac monitoring both domestically and abroad. The Algorithm is in ...more »

Submitted by (@jasonbellet)

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Disease-directed engineering

Despite the significant financial investment we have made, we are still struggling to fully understand and adequately treat the majority of complex diseases. At the moment, the platforms used to investigate a disease are completely separate from those that are then used to develop treatments or treat a disease. Instead, we need simplified technologies that can first gather information about the disease environment, and ...more »

Submitted by (@eanance)

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