Event Date: March 29, 2023
Time: 8:30-10:00 am
Location: Zoom: https://kcdigitaldrive.zoom.us/j/83925869469 
Admission: Free


In this month’s meeting, we get a chance to look at more exciting developments in the Kansas City area’s digital health ecosystem.

Our first presentation will be with Dani Hatch, CEO and Founder of Glownar. Glownar is a hardware and software solution for emergency services. Startland News notes that the solution will revolutionize how emergency medical services function. With Glownar’s hardware, EMS will be guided to your doorstep by light, and the software will ensure EMS receives pertinent information about you and your loved ones. With Glownar, families will be able to add information ahead of time to help EMS respond quicker, more efficiently and with personalized knowledge of the patient before arriving on scene. This will result in shorter response times, better scene safety and will help eliminate the errors and lack of information from a caller who is panicked or incapable of communicating.


In our second session, we will hear from Brandy Archie, OTD, OTR/L, CLIPP, CLVT, about AskSAMIE, a curated marketplace to help patients, care givers, and therapists choose the right adaptive equipment to make everyday tasks easier. Simply answer some questions about the problems the person is having, and then a personalized cart of adaptive equipment and resources is provided. Dr. Archie received her doctorate in occupational therapy from Creighton University. She is certified in both Living in Place and Low Vision Therapy.  She has over 15 years of experience in home health and elder-focused practice settings,  She also is the founder of AccessAble Living, a company whose mission is also to adapt environments to fit the needs of older adults and serves clients in-person in the Kansas City area.

For those of you who are interested in following up on last month’s great presentations from Redpoint Summit on EHR optimization and Marma Nutrition on maternal health, the video is located here. The slides are located here and here. The chat log is here and here.

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.