Monday, September 8, 2014

Accelerator Launchpad picks five digital health startups | mobihealthnews

Mobile app development continues to accelerate at an ever increasing rate.  It becomes difficult to segregate the bad from the mediocre and good ones.  Here are a few new hopefuls.

Our Next several posts will summarize many hopeful startups as 2014 progresses as predicted.

Accelerator Launchpad picks five digital health startups | mobihealthnews

San Francisco-based accelerator Launchpad Digital Health funded its first five companies this week.
Through the accelerator, the companies receive between $200,000 and $500,000, office space in San Francisco, and advising with legal, accounting, and risk management issues. Launchpad focuses on companies that are working on wellness, remote monitoring, electronic health records, data analytics, and independent living support.





AddApp aims to provide users with context about their daily life. The app integrates data from other apps and devices that the user owns and puts the data into context. Some examples of insights that AddApp provides includes pointing out what gives the user a good night of sleep, showing users which days they are most active, and how they can run farther.

Lyfechannel develops programs for patients who have chronic diseases. The programs are designed to help patients who were recently diagnosed with a chronic disease and need additional help as they begin their care regimen like changing eating habits or getting used to a medication regimen. The program focuses on diabetes, pre-diabetes, COPD, smoking cessation, and heart health. According to an SEC filing, Lyfechannel raised $200,000.

Medable helps healthcare professionals, like physicians and payors, make apps that connect physicians and patients, store medical information safely, and follow the appropriate regulations. Providers can also use the app they make to communicate with each other. The company has built an API so that developers can build the program on Medable’s cloud platform.

QueueDr helps doctors add more appointments to their schedule if they have free time. A doctor’s office will use the platform to send texts to patients telling them about an open appointment slot so that that patients can get in to see the doctor earlier.


Sense.ly has developed a “virtual nurse” that provides follow-up care to patients, focusing mostly on those that have chronic diseases. The company offers patients an avatar that analyzes the patient’s condition and provides insights into what steps patients should improve their health. Earlier this month, MobiHealthNews reported that Sense.ly is set to come out of beta later this year.

1 comment:

  1. There's SHOCKING news in the sports betting industry.

    It has been said that any bettor must watch this,

    Watch this now or quit betting on sports...

    Sports Cash System - Robotic Sports Betting Software.

    ReplyDelete