Breck Graduates Innovate to Help High Risk People
Breck graduates Emre Adabag, Andy Cheng, Sam Detor, and Jennie Ehlert from the class of 2020 were featured by KSTP 5 News on December 6th for their work with UnitedHealth Group on the Well At Home kit. The Well at Home kit is an innovative method of care that combines a virtual visit with a doctor and a remote lock box system that includes: a COVID-19 test, Tamiflu, and other medical supplies for care.
Emre, Andy, Sam, and Jennie, all members of the Robotics team while at Breck, saw a community need last school year, and they developed their senior endeavor proposal to meet the care requirements for vulnerable populations. The students’ creativity, strong proposal, and hard work resulted in an internship for them at UHG. During May Program, part of the Breck Upper School Curriculum, and through the summer Emre, Andy, Sam and Jennie partnered with a medical team at UHG to take their idea from proposal to prototype and to manufacture and deliver the kits at a time where many around the country need it. The Well At Home kit is now being offered to UHG’s most vulnerable patients. According to kstp.com, over 200,000 people have signed up for the pilot program and approximately 883 kits have been sent to people in Minnesota.
Emre, Andy, Sam, and Jennie, we are so proud of your innovation and hard work that has led to such an inspiring contribution to care for people. Fantastic work, Mustangs!
KSTP.COM’s article can be found here.
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