Event Date: Aug 30, 2023
Time: 8:30-10:00 am
Location: Zoom: https://kcdigitaldrive.zoom.us/j/83925869469 
Admission: Free


Our first presentation will be with Pickle System. Pickle System provides animated video models teaching a large variety of daily living skills such as menstrual care, showering, and cleaning to individuals with autism and developmental disabilities. They offer printable visual aids and data collection sheets that coincide with their videos. Their video models are backed by research and are standardized. They are completing research currently further examining their effectiveness.

Molly Oshinski is Co-founder and CEO of Pickle System. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has worked with ages 2-80. She is a PhD Candidate at The University of Texas at Austin and her current research examines the effectiveness of the animated video models to teach menstrual care.


Our second presentation is with Raise Health Innovations. Raise is disrupting the paradigms in the mental health space examining how technology plays a catalyzing role. Raise brings leading edge technologies, designed to be embedded and integrated into existing communication platforms and apps to analyze normal conversations to detect people in need of mental health services, connecting them to those professionals who can change their lives. Raise is an “Impact-as-a-service” organization bringing technologies to organizations committed to or impacted by mental health and driven to find those slipping through the cracks, suffering in silence and in need of impactful mental health support.

Craig Mason is the Co-founder and CEO of Raise and a longtime Kansas City innovation-focused architect in the intersection of healthcare and technology. As a former executive at Cerner and C-suite innovation leader for a large Omaha based federal health technology company, he has spent more than a decade working on many of the most complex solutions and clients in the US and Global healthcare ecosystem. Through his own personal journey and those of many of his family, friends and peers, de-stigmatizing and improving mental health is his passion.

Every month, we bring together a group of health care stakeholders to learn and share about technology and innovation projects happening in the region–and occasionally related topics from outside the Greater Kansas City area. Our stakeholders include hospitals and the health care system, city and state government officials, health IT firms and other corporate partners, startups working in health and wellness, and other civic organizations. The meetings are open, though not widely broadcast. They generally happen on the last Wednesday of the month, 8:30-10:00 am.
We send out an email agenda and calendar invite to this stakeholder list, which we loosely call the Health Innovation Team. If you wish to be added to the email list, please send a note to jfitzpatrick@kcdigitaldrive.org.