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Health IT Student Innovation Award Winners

November 18, 2013 12:43pm (EST)
The Fox Theatre hosted the Health IT Leadership Summit.
The Fox Theatre hosted the Health IT Leadership Summit.

Winners for the 2013 Health IT Student Innovation Award have been announced: Needwood Middle School and Meadowcreek High School.

Teams from Future Business Leaders of America and Future Health Professionals had to develop and market a "healthy lifestyle" mobile app or mobile optimized website that connects people with opportunity, information and resources on preventing childhood obesity.

"Technological innovation will change the way healthcare is delivered and how individuals in our state and the nation manage their own health," Steve Hamilton, TAG Board Member and Director of Business Marketing, Verizon Wireless. "Middle and high school students using their skills and imagination to develop concepts is exciting to see, and we're pleased to support this competition. Verizon congratulates the participants, finalists and especially the winners."

The competition was sponsored by the Verizon Foundation, TAG-Education Collaborative, the Georgia Dept. of Education, and the Georgia Dept. of Public Health.

All volunteers receive training, free parking and a catered meal provided by Carole Parks Catering.

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