Meet the Teams
AlgenAir is an e-commerce company that creates functional and artistic algae installations to improve the public’s health. AlgenAir has developed the first consumer natural air purifier that uses algae to combat the problem of indoor air pollution by reducing carbon dioxide accumulation and increasing oxygen production. Their product reduces carbon dioxide as efficiently as 25 house plants at a fraction of the cost, time of care, and space. AlgenAir is led by Kelsey Abernathy and Dan Fucich (pictured).
CAP Strategies is formed around collecting patient adherence usage data by using the pill cap monitoring technology from Pilsy. CAP Strategies will compile adherence data and perform outcomes research consulting and prescription drug monitoring for high abuse potential medications. This is project is unique because there are not many companies that specialize in collecting and providing this information. Utilizing data to implement strategies for pharmaceutical companies, insurance providers, and physicians to improve health outcomes. CAP Strategies is led by Jeff Banaszak (pictured left), Griffin Sauvageau (pictured middle), and Jay Shah (pictured right).
Sri Lankan American Knowledge Exchange (SLAKE)
The Sri Lankan American Knowledge Exchange (SLAKE) is an organization that aims to remedy brain drain in Sri Lanka while creating global learning opportunities for scholars in the U.S. SLAKE will do this by serving as a connecting hub that harnesses the potential of teams of students and young professionals in the U.S. who are of Sri Lankan heritage or have interest in Sri Lanka, and connecting them with research teams and community organizations in Sri Lanka. These collaborations that SLAKE fosters will primarily serve to facilitate the transfer of knowledge between the U.S. and Sri Lanka in order to help provide evidence-based solutions and innovations addressing the country’s public health related challenges. SLAKE is led by Nimasha Fernando (pictured left) and Rishvi Jayathliake (pictured right)
The Healthcare Collective will bring the power of preventive medicine to under-served populations and act as a resource for individuals with health concerns. The goal of the Collective is to address the whole individual socially, environmentally and with physical and mental health. The HCC brings care to people who need it most but is unique because it addresses more than just health related issues; in order for optimal health to be achieved the whole person needs to be treated and not just the disease or illness. The Healthcare Collective is led by Sierra Fisher (pictured).
Primary Care within Emergency Departments
To implement primary care within the emergency departments at University of Maryland Medical System to develop interdisciplinary care where doctors, pharmacists, social workers, case managers, nurse care coordinators, nurse practitioners and students can work together to provide primary care services to patients. The goal is to ensure that the primary care setting is within close proximity to the emergency departments for easy referral and triage so patient can be followed by the implementation team for long-term primary care management. A risk screening tool will be utilized to identify high risk patients for readmission to ensure proper follow-up care is initiated. Long term goals of the project include implementing telemedicine for the practice, phone application for decision making for patients and the primary care coordination team, and utilizing fitbit technology. Primary Care is led by Danielle Miller (pictured).
HomED is a web application that will utilize user-generated input to provide patient-specific and clinician validated information regarding whether to pursue care at an emergency department, urgent care center, or primary care practice. Patients who are unwilling to pursue care at a medical facility will be offered home based emergency medical services through the HomED platform. The platform will utilize guided questions to determine the acuity of medical care and will provide patient-specific recommendations regarding what level of care should be pursued. The results will reference the patients’ responses and will summarize why recommendations are made, so that patients are aware of what the relevant clinical considerations are regarding their described symptoms and what some of the potential differential diagnoses may be.