A Look At Blueprint Health’s Next Class of Startups

Blueprint Health welcomes its third class of startups to its SoHo office this week. With new accelerators popping up every week, Blueprint is a stalwart in the health startup incubation ecosystem. In just the past year, Blueprint has graduated multiple startups that quickly went on to close six- and seven-figure series A funding rounds.

For this winter’s class, the next three months will bring access to $20,000 in seed capital, $50,000 in credits and perks, free office space, and executive mentorship from more than 30 executive leaders from health systems, payers, health IT corporations, and EHR vendors. The startups will also receive business model coaching and validation from a new partnership with Humana, Aetna, and Verizon.

Moving to their new offices on January 14 were:

Touch Surgery

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Touch Surgery creates mobile surgery simulators that help train surgical students. The free app-based simulator can be used to practice a variety of procedures to develop intra-operative decision making skill and enhance surgical technique. The London-based organization is owned and operated by four surgeons.


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MynewMD is a Boston-based company that aims to personalize the search for healthcare for expecting moms. The mission of the site is to allow providers, doulas, and midwives the opportunity to hang their shingle, then allow patients to describe the care they received in a meaningful (no star ratings) and narrative manner. Its serves the Boston community. The company’s business model does not include advertising – it will sell de-personalized user information to healthcare providers.


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iMedicare helps pharmacists search Medicare Part D plans and outlines plan options for patients. The company claims that through its enhanced user interface, a pharmacist can finish in five minutes what would take 45 on the Medicare website.


DocASAP is like OpenTable, but for doctors’ appointments. The site aggregates availability across participating care settings and allows patients to search and book at their convenience. This approach reduces average wait time to less than one week. DocASAP serves Philadelphia, New York, and New Jersey.

Luminate Health

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Luminate CEO Sidd Sinha comes from Bain & Company, where he worked as a consultant helping companies develop product portfolios and sales strategies. Shally Madan worked for Genentech and Google. Jessica Hsu co-founded two companies in gaming and renewable energy. They intend to tackle the PHR market by marrying patient-friendly design and actionable information.


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for[MD] bridges secure information exchange and social networking to provide a scalable communication platform for healthcare organizations and medical associations. The startup is co-founded by Greg Chang and Michael Gagnon from the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke University Medical Center.


intelligentM takes aim at hospital-acquired infections using RFID bracelets to capture hand hygiene activities and provide compliance data on individual users, departments, and facilities.


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HealthOut is ranked 14th in the “Food and Dining” category of iTunes. The app searches local dine-in and take-out restaurants for dishes that match an individual’s diet and taste. HealthyOut covers San Francisco area restaurants and many national chains. It has a stable and proven user interface and should be well positioned to grow.


Nurep ’s FaceTime-like concept gives life sciences customers a convenient way to connect with sales reps.

Keona Health

Keona Health provides free online triage services for health networks. It integrates with patient medical records to create personalized care recommendations.


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PadinMotion was founded by a cardiologist, a seasoned executive, and a finance professional. The concept of their startup is to rent customized iPads pre-loaded with content based on the specifications of customers.

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