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Tracking 100,000 Children's Health Over Two Decades in 105 Locations

October 15, 2008

How would you manage the collection of health data from 100,000 children over 21 years in 105 different locations?  Discover which custom and off-the-shelf solutions, including Slingshot eCity, the National Children's Study selected for this monumental task...

Read the Article: Database Project to Track Health of 100,000 U.S. Children [report broken link]

On October 7th, 2008, posted an article by Marianne Kolbasuk McGee discussing the unique information and inventory management challenges posed by the ambitious National Children's Study that will span over two decades.  Including Slingshot's eBuy Procurement, eRequest Requisitions, and eStock Inventory (three of the modules from the full Slingshot eCity ERP suite) the NCS has gathered a collection of best-of-breed custom and off-the-shelf solutions to help manage what will surely be one of the most data rich children's health studies in U.S. history.  

The data will be collected by following 100,000 children from birth to age 21.  Staff and volunteers at one of 105 data centers will periodically collect important health data from each participant.  This information will be used to study the impact of environmental, biological, genetic, and psychosocial factors on the children's health at various stages in their development.  Slingshot eCity is proud to be involved in this extensive observation and research project aimed at improving the health and well-being of children.