Healthbox and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Host Boston Innovation Day
BOSTON - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Ten startups took the stage yesterday, showcasing their innovative approaches toward creating better health care outcomes to investors, sponsors, and mentors. Healthbox and its anchor partner, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA), selected these ten companies in August to participate in a rigorous three-month accelerator program based in Cambridge, MA. As part of the day, event attendees voted on which company they thought presented the most creative solution for an industry need. The company with the most votes received an additional $25,000.
"During the past twelve weeks, our accelerator partnership with Healthbox has built a community of more than 100 business leaders who have provided the ten entrepreneurs with intensive support to develop and launch their health care innovations," said Andrew Dreyfus, President and CEO of BCBSMA. "These promising businesses have already created new jobs and have great potential to change how we provide quality, affordable health care."
The ten companies that presented their progress to hundreds of leading health care executives and investors are:
- Aavya Health: created a web-based tool that transforms laboratory tests into rich, dynamic tools to help patients achieve meaningful insight into their health and motivate healthy behaviors.
- Abiogenix: developed the uBox, an intelligent pillbox that reminds, records and restricts when patients take their medication. The information is transmitted wirelessly to the cloud where it is analyzed for third parties including care circles, physicians and payers.
- Bon'App: will be the new standard for nutritional information. The easy to access iPhone and web-based application allows consumers to easily understand calories, sugar, salt and bad fat within food.
- GeckoCap: designed a cap that goes on an asthma inhaler that will be utilized as a platform to improve poor pediatric asthma adherence. The smart tool reminds children, sends tracking to parents and informs clinicians with usage data.
- Gweepi Medical: developed the Smart Brief system, which streamlines incontinence management by placing a sensor in the diaper, reducing direct and indirect costs for a skilled nursing facility.
- Healthy Delivery: established an online service that curates balanced, nutritious meal options and allows users to select a week's worth of meals utilizing a proprietary algorithm to adhere to users' preferences and restrictions. The food for the meals is delivered to the consumer's doorstep.
- iQuartic: uses proprietary analytics to provide delivery systems with accurate insights into quality benchmarking, value-based payment optimization and chronic disease management.
- Smart Scheduling: applies data analytics to physician office records to enable administrators to optimize daily appointment scheduling, improving provider productivity.
- Uprise Medical: designed iPad applications that curate existing patient education content, allowing physicians to administer customized education at the point of care and track adherence.
- Yosko: an iPad-based, single-login physician portal that connects to and integrates with different EMRs to improve efficiency and achieve better outcomes.
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