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Facebook-Like Approach to Helping Critically Ill Babies Wins Healthcare IT Challenge
College Park, Md. - An online platform to improve outcomes for sick babies by better engaging parents in their care drew first place in the Innovate 4 Healthcare Challenge, a collegiate competition based on radically improving healthcare through new processes that are enabled by innovative information technology applications and supported by a sustainable market strategy.

"NeoStream," developed by graduate students in the Biomedical Informatics Department in the Stanford University School of Medicine, captured top-prize at the recent Innovate 4 Healthcare IT Challenge hosted by Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS) at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business.

About Innovate 4 Healthcare Challenge 

Participants in the inaugural challenge designed plans to strengthen patient engagement with healthcare providers using information technology.

They applied innovation, strategic thinking and technical inventiveness to help solve this critical health system issue.

  • $30,000 in prizesInnovate
  • Improving health outcomes
  • Networking with top healthcare industry leaders from around the country

Created by the Robert H. Smith School’s Center for Health Information and Decision Systems(CHIDS) in partnership with our sponsors, the “Innovate 4 Healthcare Challenge” culminated in a final round of presentations at the Smith School’s campus in Washington D.C. in April, 2012.

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