Seeking tech solutions to reduce infant mortality

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Infant mortality in the U.S. is on the rise — and is impacting underserved communities and people of color more than anyone else. Our nation needs solutions from developers who can help reduce infant mortality through innovative use of technology.

The HIMSS Developer Challenge: Seeking Tech Solutions to Address Infant Mortality, is a two-month challenge collaborating with OurHealthyCommunity.com (OHC), a web-based ecosystem focused on underserved community outreach and engagement failure points. The challenge seeks technology-based tools, trackers, applications and/or devices that underserved community members, community health workers, and others allied with them, might adopt and utilize to improve birth outcomes and reduce infant mortality rates.

This challenge invites health and technology developers to present solutions that address three main categories:

  • Stress
  • Community Health Workers
  • Resources for Fathers and/or Expectant Fathers and its connection with infant mortality.

The challenge is open to and encourages participation from professional and collegiate teams. Prizes include $10,000 grand prize; 2nd Place $7,000, 3rd, Place $5,000 plus access to HIMSS incredible resources and connections. Entries are being accepted until Oct. 31.

 Learn more about the challenge.