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ReproAnswer System Launch Featured by Midland Business Alliance
The Midland Business Alliance (MBA) is Midland’s fully integrated business hub and voice for more than 3,000 businesses, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. By bringing together economic development, the chamber of commerce, CBM Services (collections) and MITCON (IT services), the MBA offers the region’s most comprehensive business support.
RightAnswer has been a proud member of the Midland Business Alliance for more than 10 years.
The ReproAnswer System launch was showcased by MBA in March 2021 — increasing the visibility of this important resource!
ReproAnswer System Launch Featured in ‘Friends of National Center on Birth Defects and Disabilities’ Newsletter
RightAnswer.com is a proud Friend of NCBDDD (in support of the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities).
The National Center on Birth Defects and Disabilities (NCBDDD) supports efforts and initiatives across the country to identify the causes of birth defects and developmental disabilities; help children to develop and reach their full potential; and promote the health and well-being among people of all ages with disabilities, including blood disorders. The Friends of NCBDDD is a coalition of government and private sector participants who work together to enhance the mission and activities of the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) in identifying the causes of birth defects and developmental disabilities; helping children to develop and reach their full potential; and promoting health and well-being among people of all ages with disabilities, including blood disorders.
The ReproAnswer System launch was showcased in the April 2021 Friends of NCBDDD monthly digest — increasing the visibility of this important resource!
World Birth Defects Day March 3, 2021
RightAnswer.com is proud to be one of ~120 global organizations working together with the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities to promote awareness of birth defects, their causes, and their impact around the world.
We celebrated World Birth Defects Day with the launch of our new ReproAnswer System, which bridges the gap between healthcare providers and the expert teratogen information needed to reduce the risk of premature births and birth defects.
Our ReproAnswer® System enables healthcare providers to more effectively counsel pregnant patients about possible effects of prescription and over-the-counter medications on their developing babies. This information is critical to all women of child-bearing age – before, during, and after pregnancy and lactation.
The ReproAnswer System puts comprehensive, curated, and targeted teratology information into the hands of healthcare providers will allow them to:
- FIND authoritative information to support medication safety in pregnancy and lactation
- UNDERSTAND quickly by efficiently searching topic-specific information
- DECIDE appropriate medication treatment options
- EXPLAIN to patients and family members so they feel more comfortable with decisions
RightAnswer developed the ReproAnswer System with SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) grants sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC supports health promotion and disease prevention programs, and the SBIR grants help U.S. small businesses complete the R&D behind new products and technologies.
RightAnswer is proud to offer this important system (internet and App versions) to healthcare providers globally.
Exploring the Design and Role of Mobile Apps for Healthcare Providers to Find Teratogenic Information
American Medical Informatics Association® (AMIA) — Abstract
Healthcare providers (HCPs) caring for pregnant patients often need information on drug risks to the embryo or fetus, but such complex information takes time to find and is difficult to convey on an app. In this work, we first surveyed 167 HCPs to understand their current teratogen information-seeking practices to help inform our general design goals. Using the insights gained, we then designed a prototype of a mobile app and tested it with 22 HCPs. We learned that HCP’s information needs in this context can be grouped into 3 types: to understand, to decide, and to explain. Different sets of information and features may be needed to support these different needs. Further, while some HCPs had concerns about appearing unprofessional and unknowledgeable when using the app in front of patients, many did not. They noted that incorporating mobile information apps into practice improves information access, can help signal care and technology-savviness, in addition to providing an opportunity to engage and educate patients. Implications for design and additional features for reference apps for HCPs are discussed.
RightAnswer Attends SCHC 2020 Fall Conference
RightAnswer participated in their first ever virtual conference — attending the Society of Chemical Hazard Association (SCHC) 2020 fall conference. The virtual tradeshow format was an adjustment from the traditional in-person tradeshow, but a great chance for our staff to catch up with industry colleagues and meet with current and prospective customers.
SCHC is a professional society committed to promoting knowledge and awareness in all areas of chemical hazard communication. RightAnswer is a long-time member and exhibitor at their annual fall conference.
RightAnswer.com, Inc. participates in Arab Health 2020
The Michigan group got some special attention from John Rakolta, Jr. (US Ambassador to the UAE), including a stop-by at our exhibit, a dinner meeting, and a boardroom meeting to introduce RightAnswer.com, Inc.
“The Arab Health Conference presents a unique opportunity to meet with healthcare business leaders interested in promoting the advancement of healthcare in the region of the United Arab Emirates, Middle East and North Africa. These areas are keen to improve healthcare with technological advancements that will allow them to catch up with and ideally surpass the quality of healthcare available in other areas of the world,” said Glen Markham, executive vice president of corporate business development for RightAnswer.com, Inc.
“In representing RightAnwer.com at Arab Health, I have been able to meet with senior-level people at Dubai Health Authority, Abu Dhabi Health Authority, Dubai Healthcare City and executives at other prominent organizations. Without MEDC, this type of international export activity would not be practical for a small company and we sincerely appreciate their support.”
Michigan showcases healthcare businesses at medical show in Middle East to increase trade between state and UAE
RightAnswer.com, Inc. is excited to be one of five Michigan businesses to join the Michigan Economic Development Corporation at Arab Health in Dubai, January 27-30, 2020. This trip will increase companies’ export opportunities with important trade market, and will boost visibility of Michigan’s healthcare industry.
Seven Michigan companies to travel to Brazil and Colombia to expand export opportunities
RightAnswer.com Participates in International Trade Program to Brazil and Colombia
Eight Michigan companies to join MEDC at Arab Health in Dubai, Jan. 28-31, 2019
RightAnswer.com Awarded Year-Two Funding for Phase II CDC Small Business Innovation Grant
RightAnswer.com has been awarded year-two funding for its Phase II Small Business Innovation Research grant by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
RightAnswer.com Awarded Year-Two Funding for Phase II CDC Small Business Innovation Grant
RightAnswer.com has been awarded year-two funding for their Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Eight Michigan companies to join MEDC at Arab Health in Dubai
Business leaders from eight Michigan companies will join the Michigan Economic Development Corporation at Arab Health, taking place Jan. 29 through Feb. 1 in Dubai, U.A.E.
Health app developer RightAnswer.com gets CDC grant
RightAnswer.com Inc., the Midland-based health technology developer, announced that it had won a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
RightAnswer receives grant for app to aid pregnant mothers
RightAnswer.com has received a $1 million grant to continue the development of a mobile app to educate both healthcare providers and women on the risks of medication use during pregnancy.
An app to help inform pregnant women of the risks of medication is underway
Soon-to-be mothers who have diabetes or other pre-existing conditions will be able to get all the information they need about the risks of taking medications during pregnancy — right at their fingertips.
Midland business awarded nearly $1M CDC research and development grant
Midland’s RightAnswer.com Recognized with Michigan 50 Companies to Watch Award
Midland-based RightAnswer.com has been chosen from among hundreds of nominees as one of the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch.
Business leaders in the news
“RightAnswer.com, a Midland company, was awarded a $150,000 Small Business Innovation Research grant by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The grant will be used for research and development of a mobile application to help health care counsel pregnant patients about the effects of prescription and over-the-counter drugs on their developing babies.”
University of Washington explores mobile health app for drug risks during pregnancy
UW is teaming up with Midland, Michigan-based software company RightAnswer.com to explore the feasibility of an app that would give doctors immediate information about drug risks for pregnant mothers, the university said on its website.