LOS ANGELES – Ten health technology companies that completed the fall 2017 session of the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator Powered by Techstars have sealed new contracts and partnerships to bring their technologies to patient care.
The companies, chosen from more than 500 applicants to participate in the accelerator, worked for three months under the mentorship of Cedars-Sinai staff and leadership. The goal was to rapidly develop innovations aimed at solving existing healthcare problems and bring new ideas to the field. Company leaders presented their innovations to investors, mentors and leaders in December.
Most of the companies now have pilot projects underway with Cedars-Sinai, and others have secured commercial contracts with other health systems and companies.
“We can never underestimate that passion, which can be married with innovation to create new products to bring changes to health care,” said Dr. Richard Riggs, vice president and chief medical informatics officer at Cedars-Sinai, in a statement.
The companies are:
- Aiva – A voice-powered device that allows hospital patients to send requests to their caregivers, which will then route them to the correct department.
- CancerAid – A mobile app for cancer patients that provides individualized cancer therapy information and resources.
- CareScriptions by Seremedi – A mobile patient-care solution that helps equip home caregivers with tools and education.
- ChoiceMap – A system that helps patients understand treatment options and helps care teams tailor clinical decisions to each person’s needs.
- Gyant – A mobile app that uses artificial intelligence to help doctors diagnose, prescribe and recommend treatment options.
- Invio – A content management system that replaces the need for paper and regulatory binders in clinical trials.
- Lumeon – A digital health company with a care pathway orchestration platform.
- NarrativeDX – A patient experience platform with an artificial intelligence comment-processing platform that analyzes, diagnoses and pinpoints patients’ experiences and provides actionable insights.
- Sway Health – An app that provides digital preventive counseling.
- HemoLink by Tasso – A virtually painless blood-collection device that allows patients to draw their own blood samples for lab testing.
In addition to three months of personalized guidance, each company received $120,000 in seed money.