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Girls in Tech, McKesson Kick Off Hackathon to Develop Healthcare Solutions For Black Women

Global non-profit Girls in Tech is partnering with McKesson , a healthcare distribution and technology solutions company, for a hackathon. According to PR Newswire , the international event was assembled to design innovative solutions for those impacted by breast cancer. Participants are encouraged to develop a mobile application that addresses systemic challenges that prevent women of color from receiving breast cancer treatment, help breast cancer patients and caregivers find reliable and credible information, and monitor ongoing activities related to breast cancer. “It’s a priority for Girls in Tech to raise awareness for breast cancer by mobilizing our community to develop tech solutions for this disease,” said Adriana Gascoigne, founder and CEO of Girls in Tech. “This tech challenge will do just that, as we encourage the development of tools to promote prevention, monitor treatments, and address health disparities especially for women of color.” Following the hackathon,...

Oct 6, 2020