IBM Health Corps: call for partnerships!
IBM Health Corps is a global pro bono program focused on tackling health disparities. Akin to an incubator, IBM provides the environment, experts, and services needed to nurture new ideas in public and population health that use technology to expand access to health services and improve health systems and population outcomes.
IBM Health Corps is looking for projects & organisations that focus on using data, technology, and design to expand access to health services and improve health systems and population outcomes, to partner with. In 2018, Health Corps partnerships will be focused on two areas:
- Cancer: Increasing access to health and public health services, improving the quality of care, and decreasing the cost of diagnosis and treatment in cancer.
- Health workforce: Empowering the health workforce around the world to be better equipped to make decisions in their respective environments.
Organizations awarded an IBM Health Corps engagement receive an interdisciplinary team of five to six IBM experts to live and work at the project location for three weeks. During the three-week engagement, the Health Corps team works to address a mission-driven strategic priority, identified by the host organization. Activities conducted by the IBM team may include gathering and analyzing data, running discovery workshops with stakeholders, and prototyping 3 solutions.