New Class of Healthcare Innovators Arrives at Cedars-Sinai
Jul 08, 2018 Cedars-Sinai Staff
This week, we're welcoming 9 health-tech startups to the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator powered by Techstars. These companies have been selected to participate in the 3-month incubator program, where they will learn from the best and brightest at Cedars-Sinai.
In addition to valuable mentorship from physicians and other health care leaders, each company in the 4th class of the program will receive $120,000 in seed money and will work in the "Innovation Space" adjacent to the medical center.
The goal of the accelerator is to help healthcare startups turn ideas into breakthroughs that can improve patient care globally. At the end of the boot-camp-like program, the companies will present their progress and pitch their innovative ideas to investors as part of Demo Day.
"It's exciting to see these founders and their teams using innovative technologies to tackle a variety of healthcare challenges," says Anne Wellington, managing director of the accelerator. "Some offer solutions that will be used by patients and frontline clinical staff, while others are focused on supporting medical device technicians, billing office staff, or supply chain analysts."
"I'm thrilled to partner with this impressive group of companies whose solutions emphasize the multi-faceted nature of the healthcare industry."
The startups are:
- ALIS Health: ALIS Health supports physicians by providing guidance in ordering appropriate diagnostic testing for patients. Using information about an individual patient, ALIS offers recommendations for appropriate testing and connects providers to certified laboratories to complete the tests. Its initial focus is on genetic testing and women's health.
- CardioCube: CardioCube provides at-home support to patients with chronic heart disease through a voice-enabled, interactive platform to allow patients to track symptoms and receive guidance and education. The platform also shares a patient's reported symptoms with their cardiologist, resulting in more effective home monitoring.
- Digital Medical Tech: Digital Medical Tech has created a platform to allow health systems to proactively track medical devices and equipment. Using Bluetooth technology, Digital Medical Tech's real-time location system provides monitoring and management of a wide variety of medical assets while requiring less infrastructure and shorter installation time than typical tracking solutions.
- KelaHealth: KelaHealth uses patient-specific information, along with machine learning capabilities, to identify potential surgical complications and offer specific recommendations to surgeons about steps to reduce risk and minimize potential complications.
- MedPilot: MedPilot supports health system billing departments by using data science and behavioral targeting to recommend patient engagement methods, personalize communications and resolve outstanding balances.
- Nicolette: Nicolette helps guide parents of infants in the neonatal intensive care unit in comprehending and following the care plan for their newborn. The application provides up-to-date clinical information and education about their child in a clear, easy-to-understand format.
- Relatable: Relatable helps clinicians and administrators analyze and manage the medical products they are using though an interactive database of product specifications. The system allows users to easily find detailed and specific information about products they use and to compare them to similar products. By centralizing and standardizing this information, Relatable allows users to be more efficient in making product decisions.
- Sopris: Sopris uses voice recognition, natural language processing and machine learning to automatically translate doctor-patient interactions into clinical notes. The Sopris app allows clinicians to focus more fully on their patients: The app listens to the conversation during a visit and automatically summarizes relevant clinical information, reducing the amount of time required for documentation and data entry.
- SureConsent: SureConsent helps clinicians, patients, and hospitals by presenting patient consent information and forms in an user-friendly format, with video, animations and follow-up questions to ensure comprehension. SureConsent also uses electronic signatures to capture and manage completed forms.