New York Digital Health Accelerator announces new startup participants

By Jonah Comstock
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The New York Digital Health Accelerator has once again announced six new startups that will participate in its accelerator program, co-run by the State of New York, nonprofit New York e-Health Collaborative (NYeC), and the Partnership Fund for New York City.

The program runs for four months and during that time, startups receive mentorship, attend workshops, and receive about $100,000 in capital investment. They also have the opportunity to work with payers and providers including Aetna, Allied Physicians, Central New York Health Home Network, Greater Buffalo United Accountable Healthcare Network, Healthfirst, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Montefiore Medical Center, Mount Sinai Health System, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Northwell Health, NYU Langone Medical Center, Onondaga Case Management Services, Rochester Regional Health, Sachs Policy Group, SBH Health System, and Visiting Nurse Service of New York.

“The New York Digital Health Accelerator continues to serve as a leading program to provide new, innovative tools and solutions healthcare professionals need to deliver better patient outcomes, reduce costs, and thrive in the DSRIP [Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment program] and value-based care era of healthcare in New York State,” Valerie Grey, Executive Director of the New York eHealth Collaborative, said in a statement. “We look forward to working with this class of entrepreneurs to provide them access to mentors and the opportunity to test their solutions out at New York State’s leading healthcare organizations."

Here are the six startups joining the program this year:

BMIQ is a diabetes prevention platform that uses counseling, both in-office and remote via telehealth, and a web-based platform patients can use between visits to help patients change their lifestyle to improve their health.

Diameter Health uses clinical analytics to help health providers avoid penalties and improve efficiency and quality of care. The company offers a platform that enables healthcare providers to get a handle on the massive amounts of data in EHRs and scale cost effective applications ranging from forecasting patient outcomes to better practices for clinical documentation. Diameter Health’s offering also works to help healthcare teams allocate resources more efficiently and avoid adverse events.

eCaring provides a platform for at-home care to keep people out of the hospital, using a cloud-based system to integrate behavioral, clinical and medication adherence data with care managers, providers, hospitals and health plans. eCaring’s system allows all members of the healthcare team to enter patient data regarding physical and mental state, and can easily be used by anyone regardless of their computer literacy.

Healthify is a software tool for a varied group of organizations – community health workers, social workers, care managers, payers and providers – that seeks to coordinate referrals based on social determinants of health, like income level and neighborhood. Healthify’s web platform offers a screening tool connecting people to community resources and provides population health analytics, ultimately working to help healthcare works deliver value-based care.

Somatix leverages the data gathered from wearable devices to create real-time interventions via a behavioral modification software platform. Its first product, SmokeBeat, is a smoking cessation tool that allows users to monitor their smoking habits with an app that tracks accelerometer and gyroscopic sensor data from a wearable. Somatix counts corporate employers, health insurance companies and clinics as its customers.

Spring is a company working to improve mental and behavioral healthcare by using machine-learning. The company’s first product is a 10-minute digital test for depression that seeks to eliminate the often long, challenging process of selecting appropriate treatment. Nike Air Force 1 Low Grey Obsidian