In April 2018, R6 Industries, a health care IT startup founded by Medical College of Georgia students Safia Siddiqui, Kyle Dymanus and Nathan Dillard, won the Southeast Startup Challenge sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in collaboration with Augusta University and the Clubhou.se. Since then, they have been developing a software platform that identifies and tracks the medical needs of disaster victims. The goal is to quickly get sheltered patients the care they need in order to avoid adverse events.
Recently, Siddiqui pitched at the Global Health Innovation Conference at Yale University, where R6 Industries was selected as semifinalist for the Innovation Prize, a prize awarded to early stage companies with a large social impact.
The company plans on launching a demo version of the platform during hurricane season 2019, and the team is actively working with Augusta disaster preparedness and response organizations, like Augusta University’s Medical Reserve Corps and the Augusta Red Cross.