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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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Chronic Cow uses education resources to improve the lives of those living with chronic medical conditions and their loved ones

March 1, 2018 by

Chronic Cow is a science-backed, data-driven framework aimed at quality of life improvement. It is a platform to collect data and deliver prescriptive analytics. The company uses data API to enrich mainstream healthcare analytics. The Chronic Cow website offers individual guidance sessions, “Live Well” programs, and group guidance sessions for people living with chronic health […]

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Rx Savings Solutions offers alternatives to prohibitive prescription costs

March 1, 2018 by

Based in Overland Park, Kansas, Rx Savings Solutions is an online tool that shows users how to save money on medications. The tool takes information regarding medications users take and finds lower-cost options that treat the same conditions. Savings can come from generic drugs, different pharmacies’ prices, or simply different medications that cost less. Users […]

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MARC receives a grant to innovate the delivery of food to the elderly

December 1, 2017 by

An Administration for Community Living grant funded the Innovations in Nutrition project led by the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC), with the Shepherd Center Central as the primary agency. Immediate stakeholders and participants were identified as Covenant Community Food Pantry and Health & Wellness Center.  The Innovations in Nutrition project is a statewide effort funded by […]

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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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