New York, NY, and Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) October 14, 2013
startuphealth.com/">StartUp Health, a global startup platform accelerating health and wellness innovation, today announced from the Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit the addition of 14 digital health companies to its exclusive long-term coaching program and community.
The 14 companies represent an experienced group of entrepreneurs focused on building digital health companies that target some of the biggest challenges in healthcare. Companies include a broad spectrum of innovation from home healthcare, genomics, aging, sensors, patient and physician engagement, mobile health and wellness, nutrition analysis, concierge medicine, care coordination, and price transparency.
“A common theme among the unique Healthcare Transformers invited to StartUp Health’s three-year entrepreneurship program and community is that everyone is passionate about fixing a different aspect of our healthcare system in ways that significantly reduce costs or dramatically improve care,” said Unity Stoakes, Co-Founder and President of StartUp Health. “There’s no limit to what the Healthcare Transformer community will accomplish as we collaborate and innovate with each other and the world’s largest health organizations to grow and scale.”
“We have received more than 1,200 applications from 22 different countries and have developed a unique process to hand-select and vet each Healthcare Transformer,” said Bari Krein, who leads StartUp Health’s review committee. “We work hard to select passionate digital health innovators who follow a “batteries-included” motto and care as much about growing a great business as they do about collaborating as a peer group to help each other succeed.”
The New StartUp Health Companies and Healthcare Transformers include:
@Point of Care360
[Sub-sector focus: Patient Engagement; Physician Engagement; Point of Care Reference]
Robert Stern is a serial entrepreneur on a mission to provide true clinician and patient collaboration for positive patient outcomes. Robert is the Founder and CEO of @Point of Care360 (@pointofcare360), a continually updated point-of-care reference tool and platform for the clinician, which interfaces with customized real-time patient-care journals. Robert is also the Founder, President, and CEO of Projects In Knowledge and Founder and past President and CEO of MedPage Today, which was acquired by Everyday Health in December 2010.
[Sub-sector focus: Genomics; Wellness; Behavior Change]
Anish Sebastian and Juan Pablo Segura are on a mission to make living a healthy lifestyle more personable and actionable. 1eq (@1eqhealth) leverages both genetics and lifestyle information, provided through wireless devices and mobile apps, to produce a more comprehensive health picture and actionable steps for its users to live a better and healthier life.
[Sub-sector focus: Medicine Adherence]
Michael Morena, John Langhauser, and Josh Stein are developing the future of prescription drug packaging. AdhereTech (@adheretech) has built a patented smart pill bottle to improve medication adherence. The bottle automatically determines the amount of medication in real-time, and wirelessly transmits this HIPAA-compliant data to the cloud via a Verizon network. If a patient hasn’t taken his/her medication, AdhereTech reminds the patient via phone call or text message, as well as via on-bottle lights and chimes. The company has secured trials with research institutions and pharma companies.