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Ozsecen is CIMIT Finalist

March 1, 2010

MIE graduate student Muzaffer Yalgin Ozsecen is a top finalist for the 2010 CIMIT Prize for Primary Healthcare for his project “Synchronized Blood Pressure Measurement Device”. Winners will be announced in June. 

CIMIT has announced 10 finalists in the 2010 CIMIT Prize for Primary Healthcare.  Each team will be awarded $10,000 to develop a final proposal.  This national competition attracted a wide variety of ideas for technology-enabling approaches to improve primary care.

The 10 teams must submit final proposals by May 31, 2010.  Three top winners will be chosen from the ten, and the announcement will be made by June 30th. The top three will receive $150,000, $100,000 and $50,000, respectively. 

Primary care includes all activities of healthcare providers who act as a first point of consultation for patients.  Access and efficiency are key to treating common acute and chronic illnesses, including infections, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, depression and back pain.  

Primary care professionals seek to provide health promotion, disease prevention, health maintenance, counseling, patient education, diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses in a variety of health care settings including office, inpatient, critical care, long-term care, home care, day care, senior center, and clinic.  

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