Chicago based health tech incubator MATTER has added ten more startups to its membership bringing its total to 70 companies, Chicago Tribune reports. The recently launched incubator aims to collectively fuel the future of healthcare innovation in Chicago through mentorship, networking opportunities, partnerships with companies and affordable workspace.
The incubator also recently partnered with the American Medical Association (AMA) to create the transformative health care innovation and technology-enabled “physician office of the future.” The partnership includes creation of The AMA Interaction Studio at MATTER that will allow physicians, entrepreneurs, health care professionals and industry experts to test new models for health care delivery.
The 10 new members are:
• Briteseed, which is developing a real-time blood vessel detection technology for surgical tools.
• CafeXplorer, which has developed a real-time virtual communications and marketing platform for healthcare providers and other businesses.
• EazyScripts, which is developing solutions for electronic prescribing and real-time medication adherence confirmation through telemedicine.
• Inspirotec, which makes early warning systems to sample, detect and monitor airborne pathogens, allowing physicians to improve care for patients with allergy or asthma symptoms.
• Jacobson Medical Services, an early stage developer of medical devices and apps.
• LatticeWorks, which aims to identify treatment options based on evidence-based medicine to streamline processes and improve quality of care to address the decline in family practitioners.
• Pathfinder Software, which has a platform that connects medical devices and wearables with mobile, cloud computing and clinical systems.
• vCareConnect, a care-coordination platform that uses voice and SMS to remind patients, caregivers and providers of their tasks.
• VIZR Tech, which has developed software that allows trauma surgeons to incorporate checklists and reminders into emergency procedures using Google Glass, tablets and other hardware.
• WISE, a 501(c)(3) within the Veterans Health Administration focusing on innovative research protocols and educational programming to advance wellness of veterans served by the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center.