Technology-enabled Innovations for Improving Children’s Health


The California Endowment sponsored HealthTech and The Children’s Partnership (TCP) to link research on technology-enabled innovations through the use of information and communications technology (ICT) to opportunities for action now in reducing health disparities among low-income and other underserved children in California. Over 2008-2009, HealthTech and TCP researched and discussed with more than 100 experts around the country the practicality of important innovations and emerging technologies in supporting this goal. The extensive knowledge collected throughout this process led to the development of a series of forecasts of ICT-supported innovations for promoting the health of children and for addressing child health disparities across the public health, preventive, chronic, behavioral, and acute care domains over the next 5-10 years which were discussed at an expert panel event in May 2009. The findings establish a strong foundation for future work by identifying specific ICT priorities, program strategies, and policy actions, and a basis for developing specific recommendations for technology-enabled demonstrations. We are still discussing with TCP a proposal to submit to TCE for funding to support activities that lead towards that goal.
The report, panel summary, and technology profiles are available for download.

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