Mercy, Baptist Health & more to partner with health tech startups in Arkansas accelerator program

The HealthTech Arkansas accelerator program announced its new cohort of six early-stage healthcare companies chosen to launch pilot projects at nine area hospitals and health systems.

Throughout the program, each selected startup will receive seed funding from investors such as the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, as well as access to and guidance from clinicians and administrators at their partner organizations throughout the project.

The nine providers involved in the accelerator are Arkansas Heart Hospital, Arkansas Children's Hospital, Arkansas Urology, Baptist Health, CHI St. Vincent and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, all headquartered in Little Rock, along with Chesterfield, Mo.-based Mercy, Fayetteville, Ark.-based Washington Regional Medical Center and Conway (Ark.) Regional.

Here are the six startups chosen to join HealthTech Arkansas, and their projects:

  • Bardy Dx (Seattle): a lightweight, extended-wear ECG patch monitor.
  • Droice Labs (New York City): machine learning technology for automated interpretation of clinical data.
  • Health Note (San Francisco): a platform for gathering patient information and intake forms.
  • Medumo (Boston): software to deliver physician instructions to patients in manageable amounts and at critical times.
  • OMNY Health (San Francisco): a data marketplace where providers can monetize anonymized supply chain and billing data.
  • toSense (San Diego): a wearable sensor that automatically submits readings for clinical review.

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