April 19, 2018

Chicago’s Lead Safe API Wins Milbank Award

Chicago’s Lead Safe API is a free service available to Chicago hospitals and health networks to estimate the risk that a child will be exposed to lead-based paint hazards. Health providers can submit patient information to the API, and they receive a risk score and a response that is conditional on the score. The response is meant to be incorporated into the Electronic Health Record system in real time during patient visits. The score is calculated by a predictive model that was developed in collaboration with the University of Chicago. For more detail or to sign up, please visit: http://dev.cityofchicago.org/docs/lead-safe/

The "2018 Milbank Memorial Fund and AcademyHealth State and Local Innovation Prize" recognizes projects and teams that have used data to achieve a measurable impact on population health. The award recognized DoIT and the Chicago Department of Public Health for our collaborative work on the Lead Safe application. Our CDPH colleague Raed Mansour as on hand to accept the award on the main stage at the 2018 Health "Datapalooza" in Washington DC in April.



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