StartUp Health has added 12 new startups to its program and now counts 102 companies and over 200 entrepreneurs from 10 countries, making it the largest community of digital health companies.
“We launched StartUp Health four years ago at Health Datapalooza with the vision to transform healthcare by organizing a community of entrepreneurs passionate about fixing what’s broken,” said Steven Krein, CEO of StartUp Health. “What started as a dream, has quickly turned into reality as this family of more than 100 companies and 200 entrepreneurs in StartUp Health Academy charges forward everyday to reinvent the future of health and wellness.”
The newest portfolio companies present solutions to a broad range of modern health issues including access to care and aging with vitality and hail from countries including Sweden and Turkey and states across the US from Florida and New York to Mississippi and New Mexico.
New StartUp Health Academy Companies:
BioClaim – Patented Biometric Health Care Fraud Solution / Payor Solutions
Deerfield Beach, FL-based company is working to save payors from spending billions on fraudulent medical claims each year. BioClaim connects providers’ front desks to the payor in real time and is integrated into EMRs to protect patients and hospitals from medical identity theft.
BreathResearch – Cardiorespiratory Testing Platform / Patient Engagement/Wellness
Based in Walnut Creek, CA, BreathResearch uses a headset to test and track cardiorespiratory fitness anytime, anywhere without the need for large and expensive cardiopulminary equipment.
Dotri – Reimagining Physical Therapy Delivery / Provider Solutions
Dotri is committed to engaging and managing physical therapy patients in the comfort of their own homes. The platform utilizes mobile sensors to record EMG biofeedback and track the details and results of remote physical therapy sessions. The company is based in Los Alamos, NM.
HealthTour – Making Medical Trips Safe and Easy / Care Access & Navigation
An international hub for medical tourism, HealthTour’s Paramount Medical is for patients who need better access to care abroad. Cofounders Kursat Ozel and Eser Yogurtcu have signed over 50 clinics to their service and offer clients convenient packages with service bundles. The company is headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey.
Jojnts – Evidence Based Digital Therapy for Your Joints / Patient Consumer Experience/Patient Engagement
From its headquarters in Malmo, Sweden, Jojnts is looking to change the face of osteoarthritis treatment through evidence based digital therapy. This monitoring and treatment platform has already been tested on over 40,000 patients with 85% of users feeling substantially better after the 6 week program.
MedXCom – Bringing Night Call Technology Into the 21st Century / Provider Solutions
Cofounders Henry Kane, Annette Nusbaum, MD, Michael Nusbaum, MD and Michael Rothkopf, MD are creating an improved night call communications platform. For physicians, by physicians, MedXCom is a hybrid voice and text alternative to traditional live operator night call. The company is based in Bedminster, NJ.
Pregistry – Ensuring Safe Pregnancies Through Data / Pharma Solutions
Los Angeles, CA-based Pregistry has been developed to protect women by assessing the safety of prescription medications and vaccines used during pregnancy and lactation. Cofounders Diego Wyszynski and Kristine Shields are using their extensive pharmaceutical experience to provide pharma companies authoritative information about the safety of their products.
PsyInnovations – Mental Healthcare Made Accessible / Patient Engagement & Wellness
Cofounders Ritvik Singh, Navya Singh, PhD and Stan Miroshnikov are looking to improve the daily lives of patients suffering from stress and anxiety. PsyInnovation’s wayForward was developed in part by a clinical psychologist and provides algorithm-based therapy and a live therapist at a fraction of the cost of traditional treatment. The company is based in New York.
Room2Care – Shared Senior Living for Affordable Senior Care / Care Coordination
Miami, FL-based Room2Care is out to transform the senior care market. It provides an online marketplace that enables intergenerational living for aging patients. Through shared senior care, Room2Care is less than half the cost of traditional facilities and allows for greater independence of users.
Skindroid – Intelligent Skin Biosensors for Wearables / Patient Engagement & Wellness
Cofounders Somair Riaz, MD and Winston Capel, MD are bringing a new generation of wearable to athletes and health consumers. With backgrounds in neurosurgery and software development, their team — based in Starkville, MS — is using biosensors to detect and measure biomolecules from users’ skin for advanced warning of electrolyte depletion or muscle breakdown.
Stethos – Digitally Integrated Stethoscope / Provider Solutions
Smart stethoscope Stethos brings high quality diagnostics and teaching tools to providers. The company’s stethoscope offers superior sound fidelity and seamless integration into EMR systems. The company is based in New York.
Virtual Viewbox – Medical Collaboration & Interoperability Platform / Provider Solutions
Serial entrepreneur Douglas Smith, MD (from San Antonio, TX) is on a mission to foster collaboration between medical providers and medicolegal attorneys. His workspace allows both parties to legally access electronic medical records for collaborating on treatment plans and networking with other medical and legal professionals.
StartUp Health Academy companies are solving some of healthcare’s critical problems through new technologies and innovative business models. These startups are stemming from 10 countries, and have cumulatively raised more than $200 million to date.