Fall 2017 Cohort
Digital Health Solutions LLC (Indianapolis, IN) delivers a clinical decision support system that engages patients, families, and clinicians to improve patient care and streamline documentation. Families are prescreened for clinical risk factors via an electronic tablet screener that presents questions tailored to each patient and medical records are analyzed by hundreds of decision rules to identify the most important items for the clinician to address. The system integrates with commercial EHRs.
Fourth Dimension Medical Solutions (Louisville, KY) is a medical software company that uses diffusion weighted magnetic resonance imaging and phase contrast imaging to assess the acute rejection state of a transplanted kidney. Used instead of biopsy, the non-invasive imaging is cheaper to conduct, provides faster results, does not expose the patient to infection or other complications, and provides high accuracy as each kidney can be individually assessed.
Innovative Therapeutix, Inc(Louisville, KY) is a pediatric-focused device company that lowers healthcare costs for payers and providers. The device solves medical and developmental issues in infants and children, preventing long-term and more complex problems. The current product under development is an integrated feeding device using biofeedback through music, allowing parents and feeding specialists to support their child through the feeding progression, which is a problem for nearly 60% of infants each year.
My Nurse (Lisbon, Portugal) is a mobile online platform that enables patients and their families to choose where, when, how and by whom they will be treated (at a predetermined hourly rate with a user-reported star rating system). The platform provides nurses, aides, physiotherapists, therapists (speech, occupational, osteopathy and acupuncture), and home palliative care teams within a preset distance from the client. MyNurse launched in January 2017 and is available in 5 languages (Portuguese, English, Spanish, French and German).
Pahoola (St.Louis, MO) is a patient education company that produces and distributes high quality, engaging video content to educate patients and family members about medical procedures before, during and after their hospital visit. A more educated and engaged patient results in improved outcomes and patient satisfaction while reducing post-discharge readmissions. Pahoola will ultimately cover 80 medical procedures, with a library of over 400 videos.
RCM Brain (Louisville, KY) Revenue Cycle Management is an AI driven revenue cycle workflow automation platform that makes claims processing staff 3 to 10 times more productive. It uses artificially intelligent workflow bots to connect data and execute tasks across legacy billing systems, clearinghouses, and payer websites. Clients include internal revenue cycle departments and third party claims processing service providers.
Thaddeus Medical Systems (Rochester, MN) improves healthcare outcomes by tracking, protecting and documenting temperature-sensitive products and specimens through the supply chain. Solutions bridge the gap between price, quality and perception of value within cold chain packaging. Through patented technology and thoughtful innovation, its iQ+-lerTM and SmartSleeveTM actively maintain multiple temperature ranges, provide real-time condition and location updates, and reassure product quality and security through comprehensive reporting and analytics.
TheraPeptics LLC (Doylestown, PA) is an emerging AI enabled therapy discovery and development company focused on developing novel, nature inspired AMPs/host defense peptides from animals with superior immune systems, carried by novel drug delivery tools to the right place at the right time to cure animals and humans. Targets include viruses, bacteria, special immune cell subpopulations and cancer tissues of all types.
Fall 2016 Cohort
eBluSolutions (Louisville, KY) is a platform providing workflow-driven services to streamline the complex processes that specialty medical practices face while navigating a patient to treatment. Services include real-time Benefit Investigation, as well as management of Prior Authorization and manufacturer Co-Pay Assistance workflows. eBlu supports practices in providing a better patient care experience, decreasing the time to treat while mitigating the financial risks a practice faces in providing in-office infusion.
Epikardis Medical (Nashville, TN) is a medical device ideation and development company. Founded by a registered nurse and a mechanical engineer, Epikardis aims to create products that carry robust clinical and financial incentives. Their first product under development is a chest tube stabilization device that is expected to enter the market in 2017.
Medic Air (Louisville, KY) is a portable cooling device designed for children who suffer from the upper airway infection known as croup. The device is easy to use and on-demand, instantly producing an ambient temperature drop of 50 degrees to help shrink the airway inflammation the virus causes.
OR Link (Lexington, KY) is a mobile healthcare software company focused on redefining communication in and around the operating room. At its core, the unique software platform aims to simplify the process by which a surgeon’s “preferences” (for everything from surgical instruments to operating room layout) are stored, shared, and utilized in real time between all the personnel in the OR. Additional features include peri-operative scheduling management and surgical education.
Orthopedix (Providence, RI) is a 3D-printed orthopedic implant company that creates personalized, patient-specific implants throughout the body. The implants are individually sized and shaped to fit to each patient’s unique anatomy, offering benefits not achievable with “off-the-shelf” orthopedic implants.
Solas Operations (Toronto, Canada) uses a Raman spectroscopy based diagnostic for early, non-invasive identification of gout. Solas’ novel gout diagnostic is able to identify gout early in asymptomatic patients, which is superior to the other two methods currently used (ultrasound and clinical exam for diagnosis) which identifies gout only after the disease has progressed and the patient is symptomatic – which makes it much harder to treat.
Fall 2015 Cohort
iClinical (San Francisco, CA) is a real-time data aggregation and analytics platform for clinical trials. The real-time trial insights and built-in collaboration tools allow faster issue resolution and decision-making, so that life-saving drugs get to the market sooner and at a lower cost.
iPillBox (Louisville, KY) is a mobile pill organizer that streamlines complicated medication schedules for patients and allows caregivers and physicians to monitor compliance securely. iPillBox enables providers to access real-time data through a secure web-application so that they can proactively manage medication compliance issues.
Inscope Medical Solutions (Louisville, KY) has developed a Wi-Fi enabled multi-purpose, disposable laryngoscope that optimizes airway intubation by integrating several devices into one easy-to-use device. This innovative technology addresses a $1.2B laryngoscope market and will improve this high-risk procedure’s speed, effectiveness and safety.
MedUX (Toronto, Canada) revolutionizes surgical workflow by bringing the surgeon, direct, tactile control over digital case data while in the operating room’s sterile field. For the first time, surgeons can easily access the data they need, where they need it most.
NormaLyte (Louisville, KY) is a clinically proven sugar-free oral rehydration salt product specifically created by pharmacists to quickly and effectively treat dehydration without the salty taste of competitors’ products (e.g.: Pedialyte). The proprietary formula is based on the World Health Organization’s recommended formula, which has undergone extensive evaluation by the scientific community. NormaLyte is much more palatable than salty WHO-compliant alternatives.
SYSGenomics (Granger, IN) provides molecular diagnostic tests to enable cancer patients and their oncologists to select the most effective treatment strategy. SYSGenomics takes the guesswork out of cancer treatment.
Trajectory Healthcare (Loveland, OH) is a population health analytics solutions company that helps evaluate, improve and design population health management programs. Using its patented analytics engine and easy to use software, Trajectory transforms how customers see and manage their population health data, helping them make better clinical and financial decisions.
Fall 2014 Cohort
Blue Sky Case Management (Louisville, KY). Blue Sky Case Management is a conflict-free social service agency for Medicaid waiver participants living with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD). Blue Sky’s mobile, SaaS-based tools help case managers produce plans of care that deliver better home and community-based services for consumers with IDD.
Count It (New York, NY) CountIt pioneers highly social, inter-company challenges, and automates the connection between corporate charitable giving and employee wellness. Powered by a push-button reward platform and utilizing mobile activity sensors (e.g.: FitBit, Jawbone, Shine, etc.), the service dramatically lowers the cost and administrative complexity of conventional wellness programs.
Gyroskope Family Network (Louisville, KY) The Family Network is an online content, gaming, and social platform built for the aging population. The technology streams classic TV shows, movies, radio and other programming on-demand. The platform also offers video and audio experiences and activities that enhance memory and cognition, as well as other features designed to connect aging individuals to their family and friends and keep them engaged and mentally active.
Lift3D (Columbus, OH) Lift3D (pronounced: lifted) empowers athletes, patients, trainers and wellness providers with real time movement data and analysis, in order to effect better outcomes and lower costs. Lift3D provides individuals using equipment in fitness facilities with real time actionable data and tracking of their activities. LIFT3D utilizes 3D laser based imaging technology, which provides fitness facility owners with a low cost way to attract and retain the growing segment of data oriented members.
Medbiomarkers (London, England) Medbiomarkers is a web platform seeking to accelerate the discovery, validation and utility of biomarkers for health monitoring, diagnostic and therapeutic applications. Via its biomarker database and social network, Medbiomarkers strives to be the leading destination online for lifescience companies’ biomarker related data requirements and partnership building needs.
Myliance (Louisville, KY) Myliance has developed the nation’s first Resident Care at Home Concierge Model (RCaHC). Myliance works outside the walls of traditional brick and mortar facilities by providing end-to-end personalized services for the aging in place and disabled populations. Concierge services include both medical and non-medical services.
NeuroAtlas (Louisville, KY) NeuroAtlas is developing medical software that utilizes 3D non-contrast MR imaging (MRI) to detect and develop comprehensive analyses of several neurological disorders (including an initial focus on early diagnosis of Autism).
Personal Medicine Plus is a mobile health platform addressing underserved Medicaid and rural populations. The software app is designed to help people with chronic conditions such as pre-diabetes and pre-hypertension engage and better manage their health. The technology uses connected health device data and gamified behavior tracking presented in an easy to use and visually appealing screen.
Fall 2013 Cohort
CredentialedCARE (San Diego, CA). Protocols for performing background checks on direct care workers are overly fragmented. The Affordable Care Act mandates that all states create new, updated systems for performing these checks on workers who have direct contact with long-term care clients. CredentialedCARE is creating a one-stop solution that integrates all state programs into one cloud-based site that helps providers lower the cost of staff recruitment and increase efficiencies while offering unique marketing strategies that improve transparency for consumers.
IQure (Elizabethtown, KY) is a cloud-based appointment scheduling system for health care providers. Its mission is to empower providers and patients to select and instantly schedule appointments with other healthcare providers in order to increase access to providers, reduce staff work, and improve patient care transitions.
Liberate Medical (Louisville, KY) is developing an abdominal electrical muscle stimulator, which synchronizes with a patients breathing activity, as a platform technology to treat patients with respiratory disease. They are initially focused on reducing air trapping in COPD patients and reducing hospital days for patients on mechanical ventilation.
LockUpLead (Louisville, KY) neutralizes the CDC’s #1 environmental neurotoxin in homes, schools, and urban soil – poisonous lead. The permanent brain damage to young children that leads to learning and behavior disorders can be avoided with this EPA-tested technology that converts toxic lead on contact to a molecular form that can’t be absorbed by the body or leach into the environment.
Medical Search Technologies (Chicago, IL) offers a cloud based text mining platform for life sciences research and marketing and patient outcomes research. The platform is designed to extract quantitative and qualitative information from leading published biomedical journals, EMR’s, FDA drug labels, and patient forums. It is used for drug discovery and repurposing, mapping of genes and receptors, drug comparison studies, biopsy and pathology analysis, discovering which treatment modalities are most effective, and any other application which requires analyzing unstructured text. The Company is led by an experienced, multidisciplinary team of entrepreneurs, physicians, and software developers.
11 Picas (New York, NY) empowers pro bloggers and their followers with end-to-end content applications and participatory interest networks. Our mission is becoming the first choice bloghost for independent journalists. This fall, in partnership with Inventiv Health and HealthiNation, we are building companion vertical networks in health: Lifista (living well), Flavorpages (eating well) and Good Medicine (conditions & therapies). Our social newsrooms grow through collective administration and promotion. By aggregating a lot of small followings (projections scale down from authors with average followings of 2K), we create big audience, network effects and better compensation for quality independent bloggers.