Nebraska competition seeks problem solvers for health care providers

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Posted: Monday, March 25, 2013 12:00 am

Organizers of Health Care Connect, an geared toward creating new businesses is Lincoln, are looking to members of the local tech community to help health care providers solve every day problems. 

The project began earlier this year as an initiative through the Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development, an effort between the city and Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, according to the Lincoln Journal Star. Synerscan, a business that developed technology to track handwashing procedures and how often nurses visit patients' rooms, was named the winner of the first Health Care Connect event.

This time teams have been asked to create technology that focuses on streamlining client information or improving communication within health care facilities. Presentations will be held the evening of May 30 and are open to the public. The winning team will receive $1,000 and a 120-day test bed to implement their product in local health care facilities.

All participants must be Nebraska residents. An informational meeting will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Tabitha Health Center to address any questions potential participants may have about the program. Registration is free and ends at midnight on April 15.*

For more information or to register, visit

Watch the Heath Care Connect introductory video (below) to learn more about the problems that health care professionals need solved by developers. 


*Update April 3 – The competition deadline has been extended to April 15 (orginally March 30).

Credits: Video from Three Pillars Media on Vimeo

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