Blueprint Health, a NYC based mentor-focused health technology accelerator has revealed its Summer 2015 Accelerator class (eight class) of eight digital health startups to its portfolio. Blueprint is a member of TechStars’ Global Accelerator Network. Today’s addition of eight companies brings the accelerator’s total to 68 digital health with more than 140 entrepreneurs in Blueprint’s alumni community.
To date, 87% of Blueprint’s companies are still in operation and 85% of those companies are generating revenue. Blueprint also supports the largest structured mentor network in the digital health space, with almost 200 senior level health executives providing mentorship and support to companies in the portfolio.
Without further ado, here is a look at Blueprint Health’s eight class:
Bind Health – Make Informed Prenatal Genetic Testing Decisions
Bind Health seeks to prevent prospective parents from falling into common genomic testing pitfalls throughout the pregnancy. Bind Health helps them make informed decisions about genomic testing and provides genetic counseling services to families that want personalized advice. Bind Health charges clients $100 per session. They are live and have already preformed genetic counseling sessions for clients.
Crediyo – Making Healthcare Affordable
Crediyo helps medical practices decrease patient payment write-offs and improve cash flow. With the increase in high deductible health plans, patient balances are growing 15- 20% year-over-year. Crediyo helps medical practices determine a patient’s financial responsibility and can provide patients with a loan at the point of care to pay for expensive medical procedures.
Ekovia – Talent Identification Platform for Nurses
Ekovia helps hospitals recruit top talent, focusing on nursing staff initially. They monitor a number of online data sources to identify top job candidates and assess their interest in new opportunities. Hospitals pay for a seat license to use their talent identification platform for nurses. Hospitals pay $1,000 per month per seat to use Ekovia’s talent identification platform for nurses. Ekovia is currently tracking more than 17,000 hospital employees in Manhattan alone
Get Compliant – Full service platform for HIPAA compliance for physician practices
Medical practices are required to document patient preferences for medical information disclosure and keep a record of all disclosures. Most practices have non-compliant systems in place or spend a considerable amount of time managing paper forms. Get Compliant makes it easy to meet key HIPAA regulations making it easy to collect and maintain patient disclosure preferences and detecting and preventing the spread of patient information by monitoring information being copied and pasted in staff web browsers. When an unsecured disclosure is detected, Get Compliant suggests a compliant way to send the information based on the patient’s own preferences.
MedPilot – Simplifying the Financial Experience
High deductible health plans are causing patient out-of-pocket costs to skyrocket, forcing healthcare providers to collect larger amounts of revenue from patients. Traditional debt collectors decrease patient satisfaction and yield low recovery rates. MedPilot contracts with healthcare providers to help patients resolve their outstanding bills before being sent to debt collections. Their platform and network of patient navigators facilitates payments to providers by offering billing discounts, customizable payment plans, and advocacy services to patients. They reduce revenue cycle friction, increase self-pay reimbursement, boost patient satisfaction, and free up time for billing staff to collect insurance reimbursements.
Oculus Health – CCM platform that connects providers with patients
Oculus Health helps medical practices deliver care for chronic conditions outside of the clinic, facilitating contact between patients and providers between office visits. Using the Oculus Health platform physician providers in office based settings are able to bill for the new chronic care management code, CPT 99490. The Oculus platform offers physicians an offsite care team of medical assistants and nurses who call patients and provide chronic care management services as directed by the patient’s care plan. They have already enrolled over 200 patients from their first two customers.
Psocratic – Enhancing Wellness and Increasing Productivity
Psocratic helps companies and academic institutions improve the productivity of their staff and students. Corporate HR departments and universities are concerned about the stress their employees and students are facing and how it affects productivity. Psocratic helps identify employees or students that are struggling with stressors in their work or personal life and provides time management, productivity, and resilience training exercises to help them overcome their stressors, as well as provide a overall assessment of the organization’s mental well-being and resilience.
trackER – Smartphone App to Prevent Hospital Readmisions
Hospitals are looking for ways to prevent potential re-admissions before they occur because they are now penalized for re-admissions for certain conditions. CMS estimates that $17 billion is lost to preventable readmissions per year. TrackER uses a simple smartphone application, downloaded at discharge, to notify their client hospitals when a prior patient is inside its own or another hospital emergency room within 90 days of discharge. The TrackER approach doesn’t require integration with EMRs and is brilliantly simple to implement. TrackER is currently in discussions to pilot the technology with MGH.