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Organization: QUEST

Sector: Collective ; Education Institution

Organization Mission: A program created and developed for use with Mayo Medical students and members of Rochester Community by Mayo Medical School July 2013, John Bachman, Saunders Professor of Primary Care. In 2008 Human Health Services (HHS) decided to release all its data to the public. It also encouraged states, other government agencies, and public organizations to do the same. It was felt that by releasing data, entrepreneurs would have an opportunity to develop applications to examine and use the data in creative ways, much as what was done with weather and map data. Effective examination of data can lead to strategic partnering as well as transparency between

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The work of this organization may have impacts on the following areas:


Lvl 1: Education

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DMC Impact:

Community Health Impact area: Diabetes



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  • For the commercial sector, we tend to register startup activities (new companies and new commercial projects) that bring diversification and high-impact opportunities to the area.
  • For the non-profit sector, we wish to shine light on all the organizations and services that otherwise labor under relative obscurity.
  • Our hope is that will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

While there are a number of registries in the community,'s  distinct value is to pilot a database with a data structure and categorizations that answer the questions such as: What organizations or projects/programs in our community that have purported relevance with some of the over-arching focuses put forward by initiatives such as DMC, J2G and Health Improvements?

This database could be used as one of the ways to explore the capacities of the community. If you are someone on an exploratory journey to learn about the greater Rochester community. could be an interesting first step.

The following defines the various project phases:
  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
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