10 Companies That Are Transforming Healthcare Infographic

10 companies that are transforming healthcare infographic created by Accelerated BSN Degree Programs highlights how these companies are reshaping healthcare.

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10 Health Tech Companies That Are Transforming Healthcare Infographic

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Below is an overview of the 10 companies highlighted in this infographic visualization:

1. MedStartr

- Healthcare innovation crowdfunding platform
- Healthcare-related projects are hosted on the site, seeking private contributions to help meet the project’s goals
- These can include: Medical devices, new therapies, health campaigns, healthcare apps, drug development, funding for improvements
- Sample success stories:
- The Walking Gallery
- Raised: $10,948
- Reconstruction Bras For Breast Cancer Survivors and Previvors
- Raised: $10,135
- Avado: Patient Relationship Management
- Raised: $7,585

2. Epocrates

- Point-of-care mobile software connecting medical providers with on demand drug-to-drug interaction information
- Available on iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, and Android
- 200,000: Annual number of deaths from medical errors
- 16.6 million: Number of adverse drug reactions Epocrates helped avoid in 2011
- More than 1 million active members
- Including 50% of U.S. physicians
- Ranked as the #1 most innovative healthcare company by Fast Company

3. Voxiva

- Delivers interactive mobile health services
- Mobile education: Text4Baby
- Sends regular pregnancy-related health messages to expecting mothers
- Other areas of education: Smoking cessation, diabetes, children’s health, general well being
- Voxiva’s awards:
- Ranked #3 most innovative healthcare company by Fast Company
- Department of Health and Human Services Innovation Award
- Public Relations Society of America Silver Anvil

4. SafePoint

- Delivers safe, single-use syringes
- Provides education to medical practitioners around the world about the risks of reusing syringes
- Annual effects of unsafe injections
- HIV infections: 230,000
- Hepatitis infections: 21,000,000
- Hepatitis C infections: 1,000,000
- Deaths: 1,300,000
- Every 24 seconds someone dies from an unsafe injection

5. General Electric

- Vscan: A palm-sized ultrasound machine providing instant visuals of internal organs
- Works quicker, more efficiently, and more effectively
- Streamlines patient care
- Clinical applications
- Cardiac
- Abdomen
- Urinary bladder
- OB/GYN
- Pediatric
- Allows doctors the ability to more quickly provide a diagnosis and treatment options

6. NeuroVigil

- The iBrain headband is worn during sleep, recording and analyzing brain waves to help identify disease
- The technology merges neuroscience with a non-invasive wireless brain recording device and advanced algorithms
- 2 billion: Global number of people suffering from a brain or nervous system disorder

7. IBM

- Watson: A powerful artificial intelligence computer system capable of communicating in natural language
- 500 GB: Amount of data Watson can process each second
- That’s the equivalent of 1 million books!
- Watson can access far more medical research than any single physician can, allowing for the best diagnosis and course of treatment
- In one study, doctors are confronted with an average of 1,100 questions each day
- 64% are never answered

8. Esri

- “Geo-medicine”
- Esri provides interactive maps that can be programmed with region-based health risk information
- “Disease surveillance” helps track a disease’s spread geographically
- This innovative approach to public health delivers:
- Cost savings
- 10% – 30%: Average savings after implementation
- More informed decision making
- Increased public health

9. Ossur

- Smart prosthetics powered by bionic technology
- Onboard computers adapt to individual movement styles, such as gait
- Capable of functioning in multiple environments and terrains
- The onboard computer can learn and improve and adapt

10. Athenahealth

- Cloud-based management solution
- athenahealth takes care of the life-jeopardizing inefficiencies of administrative and recordkeeping tasks, freeing healthcare providers to see more patients
- Streamlines and saves:
- 12%: Average increase in revenue
- 3.8%: Average increase in patient volume
- 16%: Average decrease in no-shows
- 38,145: Number of medical providers already using athenahealth

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