StartUp Health Introduces Its Next Class at Health Datapalooza

10-15-2013 10-43-25 PM

StartUp Health is celebrating its third birthday this year at Health Datapalooza, where it launched in 2011 with a mission of helping create 1,000 new health IT startups in the next 10 years. StartUp Health is an incubator meaning that, unlike an accelerator, companies enroll in the program for three-years, rather than a few months, and receive long-term mentorship and support.

Since its launch StartUp Health’s portfolio of 71 companies has raised a combined $144 million in funding. Within its portfolio, 23 percent of the startups are graduates of an early stage accelerators, 47 percent are physician founded, and 35 percent are founded by serial entrepreneurs. Three of its portfolio companies have been acquired, including BASIS Science which was acquired by Intel, Arpeggi which was picked up by Gene, and Avado which WebMD acquired.

Here is an breakdown of StartUp Health’s newest incubator additions:

ABPathfinder is a Overland Park, KS-based startup building clinical decision support tools that support therapists treating pediatric autism patients. Therapists use the tool to document therapy sessions and in doing so an analytics tool evaluates patient responses and suggests evidence-based therapy techniques to try with the patient, based on the responses.

Accel Diagnostics markets a point-of-care lab test that can analyze blood, urine, or saliva without relying on a laboratory to process the results. The device is disposable, portable, and allows patients to monitor key biometric values more easily.

Conversa Health is building a mobile app that automates clinical outreach efforts by sending disease-specific health checkup questionnaires to outpatient populations and then aggregating the results into a risk-based dashboard that supports population health initiatives.

Cyclica markets a risk-analysis platform that supports pharmaceutical R&D. Called Ligand Express, Cyclica’s platform evaluates protein-drug interactions to predict likely side effects prior to clinical trials.

LifeAssist is an Austin, TX startup creating an ”OnStar for Seniors” wearable device that supports independent living among seniors.

LuminaCare Solutions is a Boston, MA based clinical decision support startup building a cloud-based platform that helps doctors select an appropriate antibiotic within 24 hours of an admission, resulting in decreased length of stay.

Medisprout markets a secure communication platform that uses video conferencing to help physicians communicate with patients and one another.

SnapDx is developing interactive tools that health professionals can use to review medical guidelines and clinical information at the point of care.


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