– Accenture names 11 company finalists from the Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge, which seeks to support innovative approaches and solutions for improving the way people access, manage and finance healthcare in North America.
– Selected finalists presented to an exclusive panel of judges comprised of senior executives from globally recognized health companies at one of two regional events. One was held in Boston on Nov. 7 and the second in San Francisco on Dec. 5. For those selected as a finalist, the final judging event will take place in Houston on Feb. 6, 2020.
Accenture has named 11 companies as finalists for the Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge, which brings together leading-edge startups with prominent health companies to tackle some of North America’s greatest health challenges. Attracting more than 2,200 startup applicants in its first three years, the Accenture HealthTech
Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge Overview
Since its inception, the Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge recognizes innovations focused on healthcare organization buyers, with criteria including solution design quality, disruptive business models and solution scalability. Among the innovative solutions being developed by this year’s finalists is a digital coaching program that uses an evidence-based methodology to monitor and motivate people working through drug addiction, as well as a solution that harnesses social determinants of health (SDoH), economic, behavioral and environmental information to help payer and provider organizations achieve profitable growth while optimizing healthcare delivery and outcomes.
Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge Finalists
The finalists were selected by a panel of leading executives from some of the world’s largest health companies during regional events held recently at Accenture’s Innovation Hubs in Boston and San Francisco. The finalists are:
· Capital Rx. New York City-based Capital Rx is a pharmacy benefit manager redefining prescription drug pricing for employers, unions and government entities. Capital Rx’s Clearinghouse ModelSM connects pharmacies and employers to establish a marketplace for drug pricing to reduce costs and create a better experience for both plan sponsors and patients.
· Carrot Health. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Carrot Health provides consumer data analytics to highlight SDoH, engage healthcare consumers, close gaps in care, and optimize performance for payer and provider systems. Its MarketView platform leverages a consumer database — which includes social, economic, behavioral and environmental information — and predictive modeling to deliver a 360-degree view of individual patients/members.
· Cleo. Based in San Francisco, Cleo combines technology with human assistance to provide a support system that fills gaps within the healthcare system to help guide families through the journey of parenthood.
· DynamiCare Health. DynamiCare
· InsightRX. San Francisco-based InsightRX
· Lantum. A company that has had success in the UK’s National Health Service and now doing business in North America, Lantum provides a workforce management platform for healthcare and helps hospitals and hospital systems reduce overtime spend, improve staff utilization and retention.
· Mira. Washington, D.C.-based Mira is building the next-generation health delivery network starting with preventative and urgent care. The company teams with urgent care and primary care clinics to bring affordable prices to its members, who typically can’t afford health insurance and don’t qualify for state-based Medicaid programs.
· Orderly Health. Denver-based Orderly Health uses machine learning to identify and repair inaccuracies in healthcare provider directories, providing up-to-date information to inform healthcare decisions.
· Paloma Health. Based in New York City, Paloma Health is an online medical practice helping hypothyroid patients better manage and treat their chronic conditions. Paloma offers over 25 million Americans diagnosed with hypothyroidism access to thyroid testing, specialized treatment, and ongoing management.
· TCARE. St. Louis-based TCARE is an evidence-based family caregiver support program that reduces long-term care claims for Medicaid and Life/LTC insurance carriers by delaying and preventing nursing home placement.
· Xealth. Based in Seattle, Xealth scales digital health programs, enabling clinicians to integrate, prescribe and monitor digital health tools for patients from their electronic health record workflows.
The final round and awards ceremony will take place at the Accenture Innovation Hub in Houston on Feb. 6, 2020. The judging panel will comprise executives from globally recognized health companies, providing the finalists with exposure and access to industry-leading companies to help bring their ideas to market.
“The Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge joins healthcare organizations and startups to recognize the most promising solutions for health organizations to improve the lives of consumers, clinicians, and employees,” said Brian Kalis, managing director of digital health and innovation at Accenture. “After reviewing submitted applications, our team of executive judges have identified those services that have the greatest potential to address today’s healthcare challenges. We look forward to seeing Xealth and the other finalists present in Houston this February.”