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ALS Association Mid-America Chapter provides enhanced care through telemedicine innovation

March 25, 2020 by

The ALS Association Mid-America Chapter is a nonprofit social services agency serving the community of people living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, and their associated family members, caregivers, and clinicians. The Chapter’s innovative practices have garnered national attention in the past few years.  It began when researchers at KU were […]

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Community Coordinator – KC Digital Drive

February 19, 2020 by

Position Overview The Community Coordinator will work with the Managing Director to support program activities, maintain communication, and keep track of contacts, events, projects and activities in our civic innovation ecosystem work. We work to build community in a number of domain areas – health care, transportation, smart cities, digital inclusion, and more. Our Health […]

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Code for KC Learn Nights kick off with Eric Roche

April 12, 2018 by

Eric Roche, Chief Data Officer for KCMO and Code for KC Core Team member, spoke at Code for KC’s Learn Night on February 29, 2018.  The work done by the analysts in the Office of Performance Management where Eric works has earned Kansas City a Silver Certification awarded by What Works Cities. Eric’s presentation covered […]

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Multiple projects emerge out of Code for KC 2017 Hackathon

November 20, 2017 by

Code for Kansas City wrapped up its annual hackathon in early October at Think Big Partners. The event drew in about 60 people with a variety of different backgrounds to work on civic technology projects. In addition to coders, designers, writers, lawyers, GIS analysts and other experts, government representatives also attended and participated in the […]

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Infrastructure for Artificial Intelligence means a higher capacity for data

November 16, 2017 by

As a leader in digital innovation, Kansas City regularly explores the idea behind AI. 1 Billion Bits came together to discuss implications of the infrastructure necessary for Artificial Intelligence during their quarterly lecture / panel series on Wednesday, September 27. Artificial intelligence is the simulation of human intelligence by machines, which includes learning, reasoning and […]

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The Dentist Is In provides a niche solution to the Opiod crisis

November 15, 2017 by

Everyone knows that millions of dollars and hundreds of hours are wasted in hospital emergency rooms for minor or major unfixable issues. What a lot of lay people aren’t aware of, though, is that millions of those wasted dollars are specifically on people with dental pain. In addition to hospitals being overburdened by dental patients […]

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Schools, Health, Libraries and Broadband Coalition visits the Digital Inclusion Coalition

October 13, 2017 by

The Kansas City Coalition for Digital Inclusion met last week for a special presentation from John Windhausen, who represented the Schools, Health, Libraries and Broadband Coalition. As an advocate for broadband service, the SHLB Coalition works closely with the FCC to expand broadband capacity nationwide to better serve cities and communities. Their community-related efforts have […]

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Kansas City Coalition for Digital Inclusion holds workgroup session

October 9, 2017 by

The Kansas City Coalition for Digital Inclusion met last month for a workgroup session with the four established workgroups: Broadening Participation, Connecting People, Overcoming Barriers and Raising Awareness. Each of the groups is moving toward creating a more robust atmosphere for Digital Inclusion in Kansas City. They continued to work on the community outreach efforts […]

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