Rock Health unveiled its latest class of tech companies looking to tackle broad and pressing issues in healthcare. Moreover, the seed fund also announced three new corporate partners to provide its startups with “access to their expertise and form early relationships.” The new partners include global healthcare company Abbott, not-for-profit health plan Blue Shield of California (an independent member of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association), and Deloitte Consulting’s life sciences and healthcare practice.
As for the latest Rock Health startups, the new batch of companies includes:
- Accountable – an online platform that guides companies step-by-step through the process of becoming HIPAA compliant.
- Acumen – which is building a digital platform to allow doctors to evaluate and manage neurological disorders through analysis of patient video.
- Aptible – which gives developers a secure deployment platform and tools to manage HIPAA compliance for web and mobile applications. Also backed by Y Combinator, Aptible launched publicly in August 2014. We’ve talked about it here.
- Benchling – a cloud-based data management and collaboration platform for life science R&D.
- TelePharm – a web and mobile app that provides efficient pharmacy care by allowing pharmacists and patients to connect online, anytime, anywhere. TelePharm recently closed a $2.5M Series A led by medical tech venture capitalist John Pappajohn and Iowa state Board of Regents President Bruce Rastetter. We’ve covered it here.
- Welkin Health – this service uses coaches to drive behavior change by offering daily support to patients with type 2 diabetes through an easy-to-use smartphone application. Welkin recently released its Android app and kicked off its first two partnerships with care organizations to prescribe its product to their patients.
There are also two other companies still in stealth mode that have also joined the portfolio. Additional details about these will be released soon.