Healthcare

Projects in action

Comeback KC Ventures

Accelerating Innovation to Jumpstart KC’s Comeback from COVID-19 – Comeback KC Ventures is funded through an 18-month SPRINT Challenge grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration and administered by KC Digital Drive and the UMKC Innovation Center.

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Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Developer Challenge

KC Digital Drive is hosting an Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality (AR/VR) Developer Challenge. The AR/VR Challenge will bring together entrepreneurs, hackers, makers, developers, and other creative minds with the goal of building AR applications that solve local problems.

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Digital Contact Tracing

Contact tracing is critical to containing the spread of coronavirus. Manual contact tracing is a high-touch process managed by public health officials. As the number of confirmed cases in a community rise and sick patients requires more attention, preventative efforts like contact tracing become deprioritized in favor of direct treatment.

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COVID-19 Symptom Self-Reporting

In the absence of widely available Covid-19 testing, region-wide KC metro efforts are underway to encourage self-reporting of symptoms and coordinate medical volunteer follow up with symptomatic patients.

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Health Innovation Team

When people talk about how emerging technologies might have substantive impact on quality of life, health care is always at the forefront of the conversation. The use of telemedicine to expand access to expertise and services, the explosion of personal data and the quantified self to offer more precise care, the opportunities for massive data integration and analysis to improve system efficiency—all offer tremendous potential.

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Smart Gigabit Communities

On a foundation enabled by the Smart Gigabit Communities grant, we’re in the second year of a three-year program that’s built around two goals: building at least two gigabit apps per year, and establishing a Digital Town Square that connects next-generation network resources within the metro area to keep gigabit traffic local and between other gigabit communities.

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Plays

News

University Health Takes Advantage of New Apple Health Data Sharing Options

University Health is one of the first health systems in the nation to take advantage of a new update to Apple’s Health app that makes it easier for physicians to access the health data collected by their patients’ personal devices and wearables. Dr. David Voran is currently leading an effort across University Health to encourage the adoption of these tools and explore how physicians can take advantage of the data to improve treatment outcomes.

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Further Reading

University Health Takes Advantage of New Apple Health Data Sharing Options

University Health is one of the first health systems in the nation to take advantage of a new update to Apple’s Health app that makes it easier for physicians to access the health data collected by their patients’ personal devices and wearables. Dr. David Voran is currently leading an effort across University Health to encourage the adoption of these tools and explore how physicians can take advantage of the data to improve treatment outcomes.

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