Presenting the Fourth Class of the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator, Powered by Techstars

We are excited to announce the companies joining the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator, Powered by Techstars 2018 class. This is the fourth program combining the extensive Techstars network with the resources and community of Cedars-Sinai, a world class provider system.

As we continue to build on the momentum of our last three classes, we want to sincerely thank our incredible group of mentors who are deeply committed to supporting our founders as they transform healthcare as we know it.

It’s also amazing to be part of the burgeoning technology ecosystem here in Los Angeles, which includes Techstars Music and Techstars LA. Together, we are building an enduring community of founders and companies, all working to transform industries and improve lives.

Please welcome the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator, Powered by Techstars companies:

Nicolette: Nicolette helps guide new parents in comprehending and following the care plan for their newborn in the NICU. The application provides parents up-to-date clinical information and education about their newborn in a clear, easy to understand format.

Sopris: Sopris uses voice recognition, natural language processing, and machine learning to automatically translate doctor-patient interactions into clinical notes. The Sopris app allows clinicians to focus more fully on their patients: the app listens to the conversation during a visit and automatically summarizes relevant clinical information, reducing the amount of time required for documentation and data entry.

ALIS Health: ALIS Health supports physicians by providing guidance in ordering appropriate diagnostic testing for patients. Using information about an individual patient, ALIS offers recommendations for appropriate testing, and connects providers to certified laboratories to complete the tests, with an initial focus on genetic testing and women’s health.

CardioCube: CardioCube provides at-home support to patients with chronic heart disease, using a voice-enabled, interactive platform to allow patients to track symptoms and receive guidance and education. The platform also shares patient-reported symptoms with their cardiologist, resulting in more effective home monitoring.

kēlaHealth: kēlaHealth uses patient-specific information, along with machine learning capabilities, to identify potential surgical complications and offer specific recommendations to surgeons about steps to reduce risk and minimize potential complications.

MedPilot: MedPilot supports health system billing departments by using data science and behavioral targeting to recommend patient engagement methods, personalize communications and resolve outstanding balances.

Digital Medical Tech: Digital Medical Tech has created a platform to allow health systems to proactively track medical devices and equipment. Using Bluetooth technology, Digital Medical Tech’s real time location system provides monitoring and management of a wide variety of medical assets, while requiring less infrastructure and shorter installation time than typical tracking solutions.

SureConsent: SureConsent helps clinicians, patients, and hospitals by presenting patient consent information and forms in an patient-friendly format, with video, animations, and follow-up questions to ensure comprehension. SureConsent also uses electronic signatures to capture and manage completed forms.

Relatable: Relatable helps clinicians and administrators analyze and manage the medical products that they are using, by providing an interactive database of product specifications, which allows users to easily find detailed and specific information, as well as compare similar products. By centralizing and standardizing this information, Relatable allows users to be more efficient in making product decisions.








Applications for the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator powered by Techstars 2018 Program Are Open

I’m excited to share that the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator powered by Techstars program will run its fourth class in Los Angeles starting on July 9, 2018. Applications are now open and will close March 25.

The last three classes of the program have been super successful, with the startups creating deep relationships with stakeholders at Cedars-Sinai, leading to multiple companies deploying products across the health system. The last class alone resulted in numerous pilots and commercial deals with Cedars-Sinai, as well as impressive contracts with the likes of the Department of Defense, Merck, and MD Anderson. You can read more about their accomplishments here. Our program has also propelled the success of companies like NarrativeDx, Tasso, WELL Health, Inscope Medical Solutions, and Deep 6 AI – leaders in their respective fields of patient experience management, simplified blood draws, text-based communication between providers and patients, integrated laryngoscopes, and AI-enabled clinical trial matching.

We are looking to connect with companies creating hardware, software, devices or services that empower patients and healthcare professionals to track, manage or improve healthcare. If this sounds like your company, we want to meet you, so please sign up for office hours with our team in a city near you!

Pre-Recorded Webinar
Cedars-Sinai Accelerator Powered by Techstars Webinar

In-Person Office Hours – Sign up for your city here.

Feb 1-2: San Diego
Feb 12: Seattle
Feb 12-13: Chicago
Feb 14: Madison
Feb 22-23: New York City
Feb 26-27: Boston
Feb 26-27: Raleigh
Feb 26-27: Denver
Feb 28: Nashville
March 1-2: Atlanta
March 1-2: Toronto
March 6-7: Las Vegas
March 12: Austin
March 15: San Francisco








Presenting the Third Class of the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator, Powered by Techstars

We are excited to announce the ten companies joining us in Los Angeles for our Q4 2017 class of the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator, Powered by Techstars. Our program kicked off last week on September 12, and we are excited to help accelerate another generation of transformative healthcare technology companies. Our Demo Day will be held on December 6.

This is the third program of the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator, and we’re excited to continue the momentum built by our last two classes of extraordinary companies and founders. We’re thankful to have their support as well as the dedication and expertise of our mentors, whose #GiveFirst attitude and commitment to supporting our healthcare tech entrepreneurs not only drives the success of this program, but the future of patient care.

We are proud to be part of the thriving technology community here in Los Angeles, which now includes three Techstars programs (ours, Techstars Music, and Techstars LA)!

Please welcome the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator, Powered by Techstars companies:

Aiva

provides a voice assistant platform built for patient care and staff efficiency. Patients enjoy hands-free access to information, reminders and entertainment, while Aiva triages voice requests to the right caregiver’s mobile device leveraging artificial intelligence to reduce response times and greatly improve the patient experience.

CancerAid

is an app for oncology patients, caregivers and clinicians to improve the way cancer care is coordinated. The app offers patients personalized cancer information, organizes their journey, provides unique telemedicine and connects them to a community for support.

ChoiceMap

is a tool for clinicians and patients to engage in shared decision making about treatment options. Its software personalizes recommendations based on each patient’s clinical condition and personal preferences and provides providers a tool to best communicate and engage patients.

GYANT

uses machine learning and AI to offer patients a triage tool that leads from symptoms to information to recommended next steps. Using a conversational agent, either through messaging or voice-enabled technology, GYANT uses clinically validated triage-protocols to ensure patients have immediate access to information and can appropriately access the right level of care.

Invio SourceDrive

is a cloud based, content management platform for managing clinical trial documents and workflows that replaces paper subject and regulatory binders. Regulatory documents can be distributed, controlled, and collected within SourceDrive, helping to ensure accuracy and completeness.

Lumeon

utilizes context-aware automation to engage patients and physicians to drive adherence to protocols. Lumeon’s Care Pathway Management (CPM) platform allows hospitals to create their own end-to- end workflows that use digital protocols to control all processes throughout the patient journey, from appointment generation through to follow-up.

NarrativeDx

is an artificial intelligence platform specifically for analyzing patient experience. Utilizing a cloud-based, HIPAA-compliant, healthcare-specific Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning platform, NarrativeDx collects, analyzes, and visualizes unstructured patient feedback from internal and external sources (CAHPS Surveys, grievance letters, social review sites, etc.).

Seremedi’s CareScriptions

service is a mobile care coordination solution. It enables remote care management for high-risk patients and connects patients and their caregivers to the care team during the most critical points of care.

Sway Health

helps providers rapidly deliver evidence-based preventative counseling at the point of care. Their software captures relevant patient medical history prior to a visit, enables providers to deliver brief, personalized preventative interventions during normal office visits, and ensures reliable reimbursement by automating notes and billing for preventive services.

Tasso’s HemoLink

is an easy-to-use, virtually painless, and wearable blood collection system that uses microfluidic technology which will allow patients to collect their own blood samples.  The blood collected by the HemoLink can be used by third-party labs across a broad range of diagnostic tests.

 

 








Demo Day: Techstars Healthcare (Los Angeles)








Applications for the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator powered by Techstars Are Open

There’s never been a more exciting time to be a healthcare tech entrepreneur. According to CB Insights, funding for digital health startups reached $6.6B in 2016, up from to $5.9B in 2015. But building a healthcare technology company is hard.

Though the opportunity is enormous, and you have the ability to literally save lives, the industry is complex, subject to shifts in political climate and not known for rapid change. Nothing is more valuable (and harder to obtain) than access to a large, engaged, health system that not only wants to provide resources to help your company grow but also potentially buy your product.

Last year, our first class graduated from the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator powered by Techstars and the outcomes were phenomenal. Through the program the companies created deep relationships with stakeholders and decision makers at Cedars-Sinai, which resulted in multiple long term commercial deals. Moreover, the companies collectively raised over 11 million dollars post program in VC financing from top VC’s.

Our second class (which is currently in program) is showing equally strong potential.

I am very excited to share that the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator powered by Techstars will be running its third class in Los Angeles starting September 12, 2017. Applications are now open and will close June 9th.

If your company is creating hardware, software, devices or services that empower patients and healthcare professionals to track, manage or improve healthcare delivery, we want to meet you.

We will update this page shortly with dates and locations for webinars, meetups and office hours. If you are in LA, the Bay Area, Chicago, Nashville, Toronto, New York, Boston, Seattle or Houston, we would love to meet you in person.


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Cedars-Sinai Accelerator Powered by Techstars in Los Angeles Kicks Off Year Two

We are excited to announce the six companies joining Techstars for our Cedars-Sinai Accelerator program in Los Angeles. We kicked off last week on January 17th and are excited to help accelerate another generation of transformative healthcare technology companies. Our Demo Day is on April 19.

This is the second program of the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator, and we’re excited to continue the momentum built by last class’s extraordinary companies and founders. We’re thankful to have their support as well as the dedication and expertise of our mentors, whose #GiveFirst attitude and commitment to supporting our healthcare tech entrepreneurs not only drives the success of this program but the future of patient care.

We are proud of the innovation here in Los Angeles (#LongLA!) and are excited to be contributing to the tech ecosystem alongside our two new programs, Techstars Music and Techstars LA. 2017 is going to be an amazing year.

Please welcome the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator powered by Techstars companies:

cerebro

Cerebro: Cerebro’s SaaS platform helps healthcare organizations more efficiently manage their labor spend by providing tools to manage internal and contingent clinicians, while also providing insight and forecasts into labor demands.

noteworth

Noteworth: Noteworth bridges the data gap in healthcare by seamlessly uniting smart medical devices, data and support together into a single, interoperable platform that positions physicians to deliver more informed, efficient and proactive care.

healthcarettu

HealthcareTTU: HealthcareTTU provides predictive analytics around cashflows and AR valuation for hospital health systems, increasing financing efficiencies between hospitals and their banking partners.

referralmd

ReferralMD: ReferralMD is a cloud-based patient access, referral management and collaboration platform that helps health systems reduce patient leakage, increase revenue and drive operational efficiency.

framehealth

FrameHealth: Frame Health, through advanced personality analysis, identifies high cost, non-adherent patients and creates tailored treatment plans that improve adherence and outcome.

healthtensor

HealthTensor: HealthTensor uses machine learning and predictive analytics to build artificially intelligent systems that reduce hospital costs and improve patient outcomes.

 








Info Session: Q1 2017 Programs (Seattle)

Who: Startups interested in applying for the Austin, Barclays Cape Town, Barclays London, Barclays Tel Aviv, Berlin, Boston, Boulder, Cloud – San Antonio, Healthcare in Partnership with Cedars-Sinai (Los Angeles), New York City or Seattle Accelerator.

What: Info session

When: September 29

Where: Startup Hall – 1100 Northeast Campus Parkway #200, Seattle, WA 98105

Details: Click here to register for the event.








Office Hours: Techstars Healthcare (Seattle)

Who: Startups interested in applying for the Techstars Healthcare Accelerator

What: Office hours

When: September 29

Where: Seattle, Washington

Details: Click here to register for the event.








Info Session: Techstars Healthcare (Seattle)

Who: Startups interested in applying for the Techstars Healthcare Accelerator

What: Info Session

When: September 28

Where: Galvanize Seattle – Pioneer Square – 111 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98104

Details: Click here to register for the event.








Office Hours: Techstars Healthcare (London)

Who: Startups interested in applying for the Techstars Healthcare Accelerator

What: Office Hours

When: September 27

Where: London

Details: Click here to register for the event.