Spotlight Health

Congratulations to our Spotlight Health award winner and finalists!

Winner: Kopano Mabaso, Scholar, Ona Mtoto Wako

Finalists

(@jasonbellet)

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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 »

(@kopanomatlwamabaso)

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Ona Mtoto Wako

The “Ona-Matoto-Lako” (see your baby) project will take lifesaving antenatal care to pregnant women in remote parts of low & middle income countries, where women will be given an opportunity to come “see their baby” through ultrasonagraphy, free of charge using a mobile ultrasonagraphy bus. This “see your baby” visit will be used as an opportunity to tackle the leading causes of maternal & new born deaths by identifying... more »

(@roberta.capp)

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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/

(@abrahamv)

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Back to the Bedside: Restoring PRESENCE to American Medicine

Technology advances have come with diminished physician skill at the bedside. We miss obvious diagnoses written on the body, and send patients for costly, hazardous tests. Our project is to celebrate the most important physician tools: eyes, ears, hands and a culture of ministering to the patient.

(@eanance)

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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 »

(@k.anderson)

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For the Good Period: Improving Health, Empowering Women, Strengthening Communities

Adolescent girls in developing countries lack resources to manage menstruation, creating health risks and barriers to education. For the Good Period works to provide reusable sanitary pads and sexual and reproductive health education at a meaningful scale.

(@mpereira)

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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 »

(@henrynyombi)

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Open opportunities for Africans with disabilities to access quality health services

5 million disabled people in Uganda are so poorly served by health services as 45 percent die because they are not included in HIV/AIDS and reproductive health programs. A project to train Ugandan health experts on working with the disabled could be a model to improve healthcare across Africa.

(@lebrasseur.nathan)

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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.

(@enn0002)

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GREEN GOLD: Mined by women at the Kenyan Coast

“Imagine the Kenyan Coast being the next hub where agriculture, technology, entrepreneurship, innovation,smart marketing, and women driven small holder farming (mining green gold) intersect to produce an everlasting change. This is what the idea is all about.”

(@edith0)

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Training patient families with health skills to improve outcomes and save lives

Parents in resource constrained environments return home after childbirth in a hospital or clinic with very little or no health information about best practices of infant care. We certify and train new parents with necessary skills to care for their newborns in the hospital and at home.

(@toctober1)

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Village Square: It takes a village to raise a child with a life-limiting illness

Village Square is a web-based application designed to help children with life-limiting illnesses stay in their home, preventing re-admission to the hospital. The family is at the center of a town square, with links to their physicians, symptom management, medication list and health recommendations.

(@dana.wood06)

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Creating Local Culture Change Through HEAL (Healthy Eating, Active Living)

Garfield County Public Health will receive a three year grant from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's Cancer, Cardiovascular and Chronic Pulmonary Disease (CCPD) Grants Program. The grant award is for $190,000 per year for three consecutive years beginning in July of 2015. Garfield County will use CCPD grant funding to support the formation of local coalitions and advisory groups in developing... more »

(@jasonkpanda)

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Using big data to prevent HIV in at risk communities

A big data analytics platform to reduce HIV for at risk communities by providing government, educational and research organizations with unique health behavior data-sharing tools and access to hard-to-reach communities for individual and community-level interventions