NYCEDC, HITLAB announce third class of the Digital Health Breakthrough Network

Digital Health Breakthrough Network

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC and HITLAB announced the third class of the Digital Health Breakthrough Network, an initiative for startups to pilot their products with end-users and strengthen their connection to New York City’s healthcare and technology sectors. Also, these pilots will provide startups with data that will help them improve their products and pitches to investors.

The Digital Health Breakthrough Network is part of a portfolio of initiatives launched by NYCEDC to support life sciences and healthcare ecosystems based in New York City. The third class of startups includes:

Altopax
The company provides VR-based teletherapy, offering solutions that harness immersive technologies to address pressing concerns in the behavioral health space. The technologies allow for increased engagement, stronger support and wider accessibility to quality care.

Navimize
A digital health company aimed at improving the patient experience while increasing efficiencies. Navimize software utilizes proprietary technology that drastically reduces wait times and improves scheduling efficiency in physician’s offices and hospitals.

PainQx
A diagnostic software company that has developed a next generation approach to objectively measure pain in humans. The PainQx platform achieves this by assessing neural activity from a patient’s brain and processing and decoding the data through proprietary algorithms. The output is a scaled pain and neurological side effects biomarker that is directly correlated to a patient’s pain state.

Tatch
The company has developed is a state-of-the-art diagnostic and outcome management patch which provides high-quality sleep analysis in maximal comfort. Tatch brings together advances in printed electronics, machine learning and wearable technology to make sleep medicine more seamless and accurate than ever before.

“NYCEDC is focused on creating good-paying, accessible jobs in industries with the greatest potential for growth,” NYCEDC President and CEO James Patchett said in a statement. “That includes investing in digital health startups that will create jobs, solve global medical challenges and strengthen New York City’s position as a global hub for healthcare technology. Innovation is transforming the healthcare landscape and we’re proud to help NYC-based health tech startups continue to grow.”