Healthcare is clearly taking off as a hot field for startup development, as is evidenced by a new Philadelphia-based incubator, DreamIt Health, coming to the scene. The firm announced the first class of companies that will each receive $50,000 and intensive mentoring in a four month “boot camp” from seasoned entrepreneurs and executives in the health care industry. Moreover, Independence Blue Cross (IBC) and Penn Medicine have teamed up with DreamIt to offer their own expertise to the freshly minted companies.
Here’s the full list of DreamIt companies, with a particular shout out to Osmosis, a venture co-founded by our very own editor Shiv Gaglani:
AirCare: a mobile application that helps hospitals prevent readmissions and improve patient outcomes through tele-nursing and patient-specific analytics.
Biomeme: a low-cost, mobile molecular diagnostics device to help point-of-care clinicians and epidemiologists quickly diagnose and track infectious diseases in real-time with smartphones.
Fitly: a service that helps health plans tackle the childhood obesity epidemic by engaging and motivating at-risk families with game dynamics and convenient delivery of health ingredients.
Grand Round Table: an application that helps clinicians rapidly zero in on the right diagnosis for complex cases by intelligently matching the patient’s electronic record against millions of other cases drawn from around the world.
Medlio: a virtual health insurance card in the form of a mobile app. For patients, the application delivers current health benefits information and eliminates forms. For providers, Medlio helps accurately estimate the cost of patient encounters before they occur so balances can be collected prior to service.
OnShift: the next-generation of healthcare communication systems that help hospitals improve patient outcomes through instant communications among clinicians caring for the same patient and analytics to discover and remove obstacles to effective care delivery and transitions-in-care.
Osmosis: a learning management system that helps medical institutions produce clinicians who better retain and apply knowledge via a web and mobile platform that takes advantage of cutting-edge cognitive techniques.
MemberRx: a solution to better contain the cost of pharmaceuticals by enabling selection of the best generic or on-formulary branded drug for a specific patient seamlessly with an electronic medical record system.
SpeSo Health: an online analytics platform for identifying and accessing top medical expertise in rare and complex diseases.
Stat: a web and mobile application that helps providers and payers speed patient transport and lower costs by matching and dispatching idle transportation resources.