Infant mortality is a devastating challenge facing the world of healthcare. Even more unsettling is the fact that African Americans face a multiplied risk in comparison to Caucasian, non-Hispanics.In the state of Ohio, this risk is significantly high, as Silas Buchanan explains in this HIMSS blog post. Silas is the president of, an organization that is collaborating with HIMSS to amplify infant mortality awareness through a series of events, including a tech developers challenge aimed at creating digital health solutions that address and prevent infant mortality, especially for underserved communities facing increased risk. This begs an important question for the infant mortality awareness developers challenge: given the complexity of this problem, how exactly can health information technology make a difference.

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