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Creating Apps that Make a Difference

Currently Innovative Software Engineering has been been working with the University of Minnesota School of Nursing to develop a mobile app to provide support and information to pregnant women and their families experiencing major complications during pregnancy. The project, called Preparing Heart and Mind, will feature evidence-based content developed through research conducted by Dr. Anne McKechnie, Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota, and Dr. Karen Pridham, Professor Emerita at the University of Wisconsin- Madison, as well as other relevant sources.

The app is currently in the early stages of development, with an initial focus on women and their caregiving partners who learn of a fetal diagnosis of complex congenital heart disease (CCHD), a common, major birth defect and chronic condition.

The team is focused on making a positive difference for:

  • A woman and her caregiving partner as they manage the distress and increased demands related to an unexpected pregnancy outcome.
  • The health care provider’s patient- and family-centered practices. 
  • Maternal and fetal/infant health during a developmentally sensitive time.

The Preparing Heart and Mind project is currently funded with a seed grant from MN-REACH, a joint effort between the University of Minnesota and the National Institutes of Health, to fund health care projects with commercial potential.

Read more on the Preparing Heart and Mind project, and view the full press release here


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Valyn Reinig, Marketing Specialist

Valyn Reinig, Marketing Specialist

Valyn Reinig is the Marketing Specialist for ISE, using her creative expertise to help promote business growth, build relationships, and generate brand awareness. In her free time, Valyn can be found attending indie rock concerts, running 5k's, taking photos, and surfing the web for the greatest deals.