Health 2.0 announced the winners of Pilot Health Tech NYC 2014, which is now in its second year. From a pool of 65 applicants, they have chosen 11 winners to receive a total of $1,000,000 in funding for their pilot proposals.
Smart Vision Labs / SUNY College of Optometry
These two parties are conducting a pilot to validate the portable wavefront aberrometer, optimize the product design, and improve user experience. The outcome of the study will be used to evaluate the accuracy and repeatability of low order refractive error (myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism) measurements.
GeriJoy / Pace University
The Pilot will evaluate the efficacy of the GeriJoy Companion in reducing hospital readmissions as well as usability for patients who suffer from co-morbid cognitive and behavioral issues, a particularly high-risk population.
QoL Devices, Inc. / Montefiore Medical Center
QoL Devices and Montefiore will pilot Alv.io, an advanced, mobile-connected respiratory training and monitoring device that uses interactive games to increase lung function testing in children to improve asthma management. The device will be tested in 100 children with asthma who seek care in a Bronx Federally Qualified Health Center to improve the quality of their asthma care and reduce costs.
Hindsait, Inc. / NY Blood Center
The NY Blood Center will help test Hindsait’s pattern recognition algorithms and predictive analytics, which compute and assign a unique “donation probability” score for each potential donor. The system can trigger automated “score=sensitive” personalized motivational messaging to the prospective donor.
Nonnatech / ElderServe
By using Nonnatech’s system of smart sensor technologies the pilot will generate data that shows changes in behavior or lack of behaviors that would signal physiological changes. The goal is to prevent hospitalizations.
Fit4D / HealthFirst
The Fit4D solution delivers patient-specific preferred modalities (e.g. phone, email, text, web etc.), addresses patient-specific issues and shares content in patient-specific preferred formats (e.g. articles, videos, webinars, support groups). Through this pilot with HealthFirst, Fit4D will be able to measure the effect of these interventions on diabetes patients by comparing patients with poorly managed diabetes with a control group.
AllazoHealth / Accountable Care Coalition of Greater New York
ACCGNY will implement a medication adherence program powered by AllazoEngine’s predictive analytics. This pilot will focus on ACCGNY’s 6,353 attributed beneficiaries, 63% of whom are intellectually or developmentally disabled (IDD), to evaluate the accuracy of the predictions, the impact of interventions and the savings associated with adherence.
Canopy Apps / Visiting Nurse Service of New York
The pilot will examine the impact of the Canopy Medical Translator app to improve patient-provider communication, improve workflow and satisfaction for providers, and reduce staffing inefficiencies for VNSNY. The Canopy Medical Translator application boasts a library of pre-translated medical phrases in 15 languages.
Urgent Software, LLC / Mount Sinai Health System
The platform will be used to allow local physicians to search for a nearby CVI physician who accepts the patient’s insurance, schedule an appointment that’s most convenient for the patient, share medical information independent of EMRs and register the patient, collecting demographic and insurance information.
Healthify / VillageCare
VillageCare’s Health Home will utilize the Healthify platform to screen patients for their needs, connect them to the appropriate resources for treatment and engage them through text messages. In addition, the case managers will utilize the Healthify resource database to rate and review different community and government resources so service quality can be considered.
Tactonic Technologies / NYU Langone, Rusk Rehab Center
By partnering with NYU’s Rusk Rehab Center, Tactonic will be able to improve the Timed Up and Go Test (TUGT) diagnostic yield by making it more objective and, improving the sensitivity and specificity of the tool by obtaining additional rich data.
Pilot Health Tech NYC is an initiative of NYCEDC to match early-stage health care technology companies with key NYC health care service organizations, including hospitals, physician clinics, payors, pharma companies, nursing associations, major employers and retailers.