In June 2013, the Gates Foundation announced an interesting idea for a competition: to remake the child health record. How great?! A contest that blended global health delivery, health information systems, design thinking, and a bit of tech.
The Records for Life contest (pdf) was open to anyone, even students, so we put out a call to Duke global health undergrads. Over the course of a few weeks in October, we established a core team and got to work.