UAB IT teams with UAB Solutions Studio for online tool to connect on patient-centered ideas



UAB Solution Studios has been connecting students, nurses and clinicians to solve patient-centered problems.

Sprints LogoIn its first sprint project, UAB IT has partnered with UAB Solutions Studio to create a tool to connect them more easily.

UAB IT has worked closely with the team behind the Solution Studio, an interdisciplinary team that connects clinicians and STEM students to solve patient care problems. UAB IT has developed a prototype for an online Solution Studios tool that will connect students and clinicians more quickly and efficiently. The prototype is set to be showcased later this month for university officials and community members.

"It's an education as well as a product," said Nancy Wingo of UAB Solution Studios. "At the heart of it is people with a passion to help people."

Learn more about Solution Studios here and about the project in the video above.

A "sprint" refers to a specific amount of time in which technology work must be completed and presented for review by the product owner. The UAB IT sprints program is designed to help create innovative solutions for campus needs. The sprints will give cross-discipline teams an opportunity to create a prototype for these solutions.

Other sprint projects include UAB-specific skills for smart devices such as Amazon Alexa; a university calendar; and chatbots for faculty questions and other campus needs.

With space leased at Innovation Depot, the intent is to give teams a creative space to find solutions and to include team members beyond IT professionals.

Last modified on May 02, 2018