Healthbox Launches Accelerator in Miami With 10 Health Startups

May 18, 2015

4:00 pm

Digital health accelerator Healthbox is launching its accelerator in Miami and it has announced 10 health startups that will be joining the eight week program. The Chicago-based accelerator has forged a long-term partnership with Florida Blue and now its holding company, GuideWell, and it will be rotating the program across Florida. Program sponsors include Orlando-based Lake Nona Institute, the Health Foundation of Florida, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

“Entrepreneurs will benefit from customized, stage-specific guidance and curated access to healthcare and business experts, while meeting our industry partners needs to see innovation at all stages,” said Healthbox Vice President Maria Siambekos.

South Florida’s health companies have been successfully growing in the region’s tech ecosystem. Healthbox’s move to Miami further confirms the vertical’s strength and potential.

Here are the 10 companies in Healthbox’s next class:

Avatar DSS — Avatar DSS offers a service that simulates multiple treatment options for a certain disease and analyzes the results of these simulations to determine what the best approach is for a specific patient.

EHR Works — EHR Works aims to integrate data from multiple sources, including EHRs, wearables, medical devices, and lab tests, so that providers can keep all the data in one place.

HealthCentrix — This startup has developed an app, called Prevvy, that aims to help patients follow their care plan after they have been discharged from the hospital. The offering will send the patient notifications and reminders to keep them on track. It also offers an appointment management system and medication tracking. Users can integrate a variety of wearable devices into the app to track their health and they can communicated with a provider via “televisits”.

Hindsait — This software works as a service tool that uses health data and predictive analytics to help clinicians and managers flag requested patient services that may be unnecessary. 

iCare Intelligence — This startup has developed a population health management tool that measures the costs of services on a per patient, per physician, and per physician group basis. It analyzes trends, care gaps, and risk gaps, and then aims to save money and increase quality of care.

Keet —This app helps physical therapy patients complete their physical therapy exercises. The app will provide users with a physical therapy guide that the physical therapist will put together for the patient, which they can do at home.

Tesser Health — Tesser has developed products across a few different areas including a chronic condition management tool, triage tools, as well as a drug benefit plans and drug pricing-focused tool.

Transformair — Transformair has developed an air purifier that helps eliminate triggers for asthma and allergies.

Sensentia — Their app helps members verify their health benefits and check which providers are in network. It also helps payors authorize certain medical procedures and helps providers write their medical notes in a way that would help coders or an automatic coding system make an appropriate claim.

Symptify — Symptify is an online symptom navigator to help patients understand the potential causes of their symptoms.


Image Credit: Flickr/NEC Corp of America

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Camila has been heavily active in South Florida’s tech startup community, where she is a co-host of a local radio show called pFunkcast. Camila previously worked at Greenpeace International and the Organization of the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in various communication roles. A proud Brazilian who spent most of he life in Peru, she is passionate about traveling and documentaries.

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