UPenn students win health IT innovation awards

Students from the University of Pennsylvania have received awards for their advances in healthcare technology at Startup Weekend Health 2.0 in Philadelphia in late February. David Bendell, earning his master's degree at Penn Nursing, won first place for his application, mICE (my In Case of Emergency), the Penn School of Nursing announced Saturday. The mICE app provides important personal information, including name, blood type, allergies, and major medical conditions, for someone experiencing a health emergency using a QR code. Another student, Kerry McLaughlin, took third place for KnowMe, an app that creates profiles of nursing home residents to give family members "peace of mind," optimize provider workflow and improve patient outcomes. Announcement

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