UPMC to fund six health tech innovation projects

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is set to fund six projects created under the Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance, which is committed to developing data-based innovations.

The funding will total more than $3 million over six months for the creation of the health technologies, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Some of the projects include a smartphone app to help patients update medication lists, an automated system to let pharmacists examine drug reactions in nursing home patients to prevent falls and a wearable device and bed sensor system that monitors patient positioning in relation to bed sores. Article