Rock Health Introduces Sixth Class

6-5-2013 7-23-39 PM

Today Rock Health unveiled the sixth class of startups. Like their predecessors, these startups fought through an application process more restrictive than most Ivy League college admissions programs, and will now be welcomed to the San Francisco campus where they will work on fine tuning their business model for monetization and long-term growth.

The selected few will receive a $100,000 convertible note, along with $35,000 in free goods and services. They will also have access to Rock Health’s network of industry leading partners, including decision makers with Kaiser Permanente, the Mayo Clinic, Harvard Medical School, and UCSF.

Rock Health is moving in a different direction with regard to its culminating event. Startups will no longer work toward a demo day as the capstone event of the program. Rock Health alluded to this change in a September blog post, and confirmed within the new class announcement: there will be no demo day. Rock Health’s CEO Halle Tecco explains “There won’t be general Demo Days marking the end of a term; instead, we’ll host targeted events to position your company in front of large groups of the right kinds of people (customers, investors, payers, doctors, or CIOs.) every few months.” Both current and former Rock Health graduates will be welcome to present at these events.

Meet Rock Health’s sixth class:

  • Ambient Clinical Analytics captures real-time information from the EHR, apply rules based clinical decision support algorithms, and then present the results in ER and ICU focused dashboards to help drive clinical coordination.

  • Doctor on Demand is one of the biggest vendors working in the telehealth space, marketing a $40 web-based physician consultation directly to consumers across 32 states.

  • Factor 14 is working to solve the complex problem of managing out patients beating treated with blood thinners. The company is combining hardware and software to develop a full solution that it hopes will help reduce the $5 billion in healthcare spending attributed to complications due to improper dose management of these drugs.

  • Health Equity Labs is a stealth-mode startup that is using quantified metrics like fasting blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels to develop a “FICO score for health.”

  • Kurbo Health is a mobile app that is fighting childhood obesity by bringing a gamified version of Stanford Universities renowned pediatric weight-loss program to the mobile ecosystem. The program boasts an 80 percent success rate.

  • Stride Health is an online health insurance search tool that takes aim at the failed attempts of Healthcare.gov by searching for plans based on more personal information, such as preferred doctors and current medication lists. The site then forecasts expected total annual costs.

  • Studio Dental is a mobile dentists office that will come to your office and perform most procedures, including x-rays and root canals, out of the back of a van. The company was launched on an Indiegogo campaign in November 2013.


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