Hartford HealthCare accelerator names 10 startups to 1st cohort

The Hartford, Conn.-based Digital Health CT accelerator program announced on Oct. 16 its inaugural cohort of 10 startups developing a range of healthcare technology solutions spanning artificial intelligence, precision medicine and more.

The startup, which was initially unveiled in April, is operated by London-based Startupbootcamp and backed by Hartford HealthCare, Hartford-based Trinity College and the Mansfield-based University of Connecticut School of Business.         Over the course of three months, beginning Nov. 11, the 10 chosen startups will receive support, resources and industry and investor connections necessary to further develop and commercialize their offerings.

The 10 startups and their solutions, per Digital Health CT, are:

  • CompanionMx (Boston): uses AI algorithms to quantify clinically validated mental health symptoms.
  • Ellipsis Health (San Francisco): uses AI to improve behavioral health through the analysis of natural conversation.
  • Clearstep (Chicago): matches symptom descriptions to the right points of care using the most accurate content available, provides recommendations that encompass price, network status, outcome ratings and wait times, and makes it easy for patients to choose and schedule needed care.
  • Encapsulate (Farmington, Conn.): provides automated microfluidic systems for determining the most effective anticancer treatments based on a patient's specific genome and type of cancer.
  • MDI Health (Israel): provides quick and intuitive access to up-to-date information regarding each patient and suggests a personalized medication treatment, while taking into consideration how a medication cocktail is going to affect a specific patient.
  • QRfertile (Farmington, Conn.): offers a mobile-enabled, at-home diagnostic platform as a reproductive health and wellness solution for high-risk and subfertile men in their reproductive age.
  • BrainCheck (Houston): provides clinicians with the ability to quickly, easily and comprehensively assess patients' brain function and behavioral health comorbidities and with clinical decision support.
  • Lineus Medical (Fayetteville, Ark.): produces medical devices designed to eliminate harm associated with IV lines.
  • DeepScribe (Berkeley, Calif.): uses AI and natural language processing to listen to physicians' conversations with patients and complete documentation.
  • Aiva Health (Los Angeles): uses voice assistance to increase efficiencies and improve satisfaction for patients and caregivers alike.

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