Mayo Clinic names finalists for $100k innovation challenge

Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic and AVIA, a Chicago-based provider-led accelerator, have announced the six finalists who will be competing in Mayo's inaugural THINK BIG Challenge.

The challenge promotes and supports innovation in two key categories: Got Health, promoting health maintenance and prevention, and I Am Not My Disease, helping people with chronic illnesses live productive lives.

The selected finalists will compete Oct. 1 for one of two $50,000 awards. They will present at Transform 2015 in Rochester, a conference gathering healthcare innovation thought leaders. The THINK BIG Challenge is one of many events to take place at Transform 2015.

Here are the six finalists:

Got Health

1. Care at Hand: Provides evidence-based surveys and analytics platform to predict and prevent hospitalizations

2. Datu Health: Offers a digital platform to engage consumers in their daily health with the ultimate goal of changing unhealthy behaviors

3. Seiva Technologies: Develops clothing with embedded sensors and electronics, which collect data to analyze

I Am Not My Disease

1. Livongo: Combines technology, real-time information and human support to assist people living with chronic conditions

2. physIQ: Remote monitoring solution to use continuous vital sign data as an early warning system for heart failure and respiratory exacerbation

3. Wellpepper: A platform for digital treatment plans that allows health systems to embed their own care pathways and collect patient-reported information

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