Ryan's Place ▾
Ryan’s Place is a comprehensive, care-focused center for those with disabilities and chronic medical conditions. Our care is patient-centered, integrated, team-based, accessible, and focused on quality and safety. Ryan’s Place is committed to helping those with disabilities and complex health conditions achieve maximum health outcomes and live their best lives.
Debbie Sahlin, University of Maryland School of Nursing
MindStudios is an innovative, cutting-edge mental health and motivational app designed to transform cognitive health management. Our app provides users with motivational quotes and videos to help them stay motivated and focused on their goals. Mind Studios app features a chat box with an AI trained to respond to mental health crises, providing users with immediate support and resources. With virtual reality technology advancing significantly in recent years, it is set to revolutionize how we educate ourselves and our perception of the real world. In addition to many other features, MindStudios will allow users to merge virtual reality technology with their mental health all at the palm of their hands.
Tyler Thornton, School of Social Work
Little Hands Big Questions ▾
Little Hands Big Questions, founded by Tiffany Wood-Hom, envisions a world in which every hospitalized child understands his or her diagnosis, treatment plan, and prognosis, and is given the tools needed to support positive coping and mastery of the medical environment. Through personalized 3d printing, LHBQ provides patients and their families with realistic teaching tools specified to their illness. Such teaching tools improve patients’ experiences and outcomes and can be used with the support of Child Life Specialists in advancing developmentally appropriate education and medical play throughout a patient’s healthcare journey
Tiffany Wood-Hom, School of Nursing
HLTH On-Demand ▾
HLTH On-Demand's mission is to improve patient education, understanding and health outcomes by delivering an on-demand library of evidenced-based health promotion programming in mid to long-term healthcare facilities. Research shows that over 80% of patients look for further information on the internet after visiting the doctor. HLTH On-Demand aims to bridge this knowledge gap. Providers would have the opportunity to prescribe specific educational videos and patients and families would have 24/7 access to a library of pre-recorded content, live programming, and interactive games.
Morgan Anderson-Reed, School of Pharmacy
HealthBand is a wearable bracelet that uses near field communication technology to store patients’ medical history, including medicines, allergies, and emergency contacts and allows for easy, secure, and confidential access to this information by healthcare providers. This revolutionary technology aims to improve patient outcomes by allowing providers instant access to critical information that will allow them to make life-saving decisions.
Samar Behdin, School of Medicine