Morgenthaler Ventures, a premier venture capital firm, announced August 25, 2011, the 11 finalists of their nationwide contest to find the most promising health IT startups looking for seed and Series-A funding. The contest was organized by Morgenthaler Ventures with co-organizers Silicon Valley Bank, Health 2.0 and Practice Fusion.
There are 22 finalists, 21 of which probably (or potentially) could link to a patient’s EHR. My speculation for each product is indicated in italics. Speculation, not knowledge about specific products, based in part on my two recent posts: Expanding the Scope of EMRs and Devices, Applications and EHRs
These products provide more evidence that EHRs must be designed to interface with “data devices” and apps that go way beyond the scope of most traditional EHRs systems.
Careticker is the world’s first platform that helps patients plan in advance for a hospital or outpatient procedure. (Miami, FL) probable link to EHR for information
EyeNetra is the most affordable mobile eye diagnostic ever developed, allowing anyone to take their own eye test, get a prescription for glasses, and connect to eye-care providers all on a mobile phone. (Cambridge, MA) add results to EHR for complete record
Skimble powers the mobile wellness movement with a cross-platform ecosystem of fun and dynamic coaching applications. Its latest title, Workout Trainer, ranks Top 10 in the free Healthcare & Fitness category on iPhone/iPad. (San Francisco, CA) possible data capture for EHR
SurgiChart is a mobile, cloud-based, social-clinical network for surgeons to exchange relevant perioperative, case-centric information. (Nashville, TN) could include data from or links to EHR
Telethrive provides patients an instant connection to doctors for a medical consultation using any telephone or computer with complete audio and video conferencing. (Los Angeles, CA) possible links to EHR for data and recording results
Viewics provides hospitals with cloud-based analytics and business intelligence solutions which enable them to drive enhanced operational, financial and clinical outcomes. (San Francisco, CA) probable links to EHR for data
AbilTo develops and delivers online mental health programs to managed care members and enterprise workforces that help reduce payor costs while improving overall health outcomes. (New York, NY) probable links to EHR for de-identified data
Axial Exchange moves healthcare organizations towards pay-for-performance, enabling providers to coordinate care and measure clinical quality across disparate settings. (Raleigh, NC) EHR as source of data about treatment and results
Empower Interactive‘s online services deliver proven psychotherapy methodologies via an e-learning platform to greatly improve the economics and accessibility of mental and behavioral health solutions. (San Francisco, CA) potential links to EHR for treatment planning and results
Jiff is the first HIPAA-compliant iPad platform for patient education in the medical industry –used by doctors, nurses, patients and more. (San Francisco, CA) could be driven by data in patient’s EHR
YourNurseIsOn.com employs bi-directional text, phone and email communications to help hospitals and agencies put “the right healthcare providers, in the right places, right now.” (New Haven, CT) no apparent link to an EHR, interesting that this was at the end of the list.
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