Texas Medical Center Introduces Second Class To Its Digital Health Accelerator Program


Texas Medical Center unveils the second class of its digital health accelerator, TMCx. The program was formally launched as a partnership between TMC and Village Capital, a Washington DC-based VC firm, in December 2014. At the time, 12 startups were granted admission into the program, where they received $50,000 in seed funding from Village Capital, and on-site mentorship from executives at Texas Medical Center for the duration of the four-month program. Now, TMCx is offering startups an opportunity to join the accelerator without giving up equity. Instead, startups will have an opportunity to work with advisors during the accelerator program to raise capital as part of the standard curriculum. As with most accelerator programs, curriculum involves a significant amount of time focused on practicing for VC meetings, and the program concludes with a Demo Day to an audience of potential investors.

This year, TMCx has accepted 13 startups to the program, with five from the local Houston area, and the remainder based throughout the US. The newly accepted members of the TMCx class are:

  • Aprenda Systems – Houston-based Aprenda Systems is building a platform that consolidates data from multiple applications and then presents this information to relevant end users in support of population health and value-based reimbursement goals.

  • CareSet Systems – Houston-based CareSet Systems builds physician networks to analyze and optimize referral management practices.

  • DocResponse – Houston-based DocResponse is an online symptom checker that gained recognition when it was named the most accurate diagnostic tool in a recent Harvard Medical School study.

  • ePreop  – Seal Beach, CA-based ePreop markets SurgicalValet, software marketed to surgical centers that offers patient engagement, case management, and clinical documentation improvement solutions.

  • GreenLight Medical – San Francisco-based GreenLight Medical is a collaborative platform that helps providers make financially prudent purchasing decisions.

  • Moving Analytics  – Marina Del Rey, CA-based Moving Analytics is building a cardiac rehabilitation app that will help hospitals improve enrollment and increase reimbursement.

  • Qidza – San Francisco-based Qidza is a mobile platform that helps parents track developmental milestones and understand the science behind early childhood development.

  • Secure Healing – Houston-based Secure Healing is a healthcare-focused network security company that helps hospitals monitor data access and comply with HIPAA and other regulatory guidelines.

  • Sense.ly – San Francisco-based Sense.ly is a virtual nurse platform that helps clinicians better manage and communicate with their patients.

  • The Right Place  – Houston-based The Right Place provides hospitals and post-acute providers a platform for finding local availability for post-acute care services.

  • TowerView Health – Philadelphia-based TowerView Health is a medication adherence startup that uses pill trays, pill boxes, and software to help patients manage their medications.

  • Valera Health  – Williamsburg, NY-based Valera Health is building a scalable behavioral health app designed to support behavioral wellness and care coordination.

  • Xpress  – Santa Fe-based Xpress gives patients and providers access to pharmaceutical resources and information.

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