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KC Digital Drive Air Sensors Project Named MetroLab Network & GovTech’s Innovation of the Month

October 8, 2021 by

KC Digital Drive’s Air Quality Sensors project was recently highlighted as part of MetroLab Network and Government Technology’s Innovation of the Month Series, which highlights impactful tech, data and innovation projects underway between cities and universities. The sensor project is focused on reducing air pollution in COVID-19 hot beds and improving overall air quality using citizen-accessible data and sensors.

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Civic Innovation Challenge awards $1 million to KC Digital Drive-partnered project to help underrepresented youth access extracurricular learning opportunities

October 5, 2021 by

On September 21st, the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Energy, and U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced the 17 recipients of their Civic Innovation Challenge (CIVIC) Stage 2 Awards. One of the winners was the Connecting Underrepresented Youths with Employment Opportunities, led by the University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. This project, which KC Digital Drive is partnering on, will build and test an integrated mobile application to help underrepresented youth find and access out-of-school-time learning opportunities.

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MoodSpark’s digital companion combats loneliness in seniors by detecting signs of sadness and uplifting with emotional memories and personalized interventions

September 28, 2021 by

MoodSpark was founded in 2020 to develop a digital companion for seniors suffering from loneliness, anxiety, and depression. MoodSpark’s companion is designed to detect signs of sadness and distress in elderly patients and respond with emotional memories, personalized conversations, and video visits with friends and family that can help to distract, re-direct, and uplift.

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KC Digital Drive one of four nonprofit recipients of Kansas Digital Equity and Inclusion Collaborative grant through Kansas Health Foundation

July 16, 2021 by

On July 13, 2021, the Kansas Health Foundation (KHF) announced the four nonprofit recipients of its Kansas Digital Equity and Inclusion Collaborative grant. KC Digital Drive (KCDD) is one of the four recipients, all receiving a 3-year, $250,000 award. The “initiative will support multi-sector community collaboratives to develop and advocate for policies, programs and services […]

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Excelsior Springs Hospital, early receiver of a large FCC COVID-19 emergency grant for innovative telehealth response

April 1, 2021 by

In April 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved a $200 million plan to provide telehealth funding to hospitals, many of which were scrambling to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the CARES Act, the FCC set aside the funds for provider organizations who could apply for telehealth-related assistance.  Excelsior Springs Hospital located […]

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The Heartland Telehealth Resource Center increases public education and provides technical assistance to telehealth providers and patients in Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma

April 1, 2021 by

The Heartland Telehealth Resource Center (HTRC) is one of 12 regional and two national telehealth resource centers committed to implementing telehealth programs for rural and underserved communities. These centers are funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Health Resources and Services Administration.  The HTRC provides assistance free of charge to […]

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CyncHealth’s Unite Us platform is expanding into Kansas and Missouri

March 1, 2021 by

Unite Us is an information sharing, healthcare coordination platform that engages communities in order to better serve community members. Unite Us works with many community-based organizations (CBOs) at no cost, thanks to the sponsorship of regional health information exchange CyncHealth. Unite Us is expanding into Kansas and Missouri with Unite Kansas + Unite Missouri.  Two […]

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Heavy Technology Group’s On-Call Hub allows nurses to triage patient calls more efficiently

March 1, 2021 by

Heavy Technology Group is a software development and information technology solutions company founded in 2020 by people with significant experience in software development and architecture. For the past couple of years, the three-person company has been working on solutions to serve telehealth providers more with more cost and time effectiveness. They have been communicating with […]

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