What You Should Know:
– Accenture announced Ellipsis Health as the “Innovation Champion” of its fifth annual Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge-North America, a competition that supports new and novel solutions from startups to improve the way people access, manage and finance healthcare in North America.
– Based in San Francisco, CA, Ellipsis Health was named this year’s Innovation Champion for pioneering an artificial intelligence-powered, speech-based vital sign to identify, quantify and manage depression, and anxiety symptoms at scale, which aids time-strapped healthcare providers and payers to reliably identify and stratify patient populations.
SimX, based in San Francisco, CA, received the second-place award of “Top Innovator” for bringing virtual and augmented reality to medical simulation training. The awards were presented after a round of pitches and judging on September 28 in a virtual event. The judging panel included executives from globally recognized health and venture capital companies, providing the eight finalists with exposure and access to industry-leading experience to help bring their ideas to market.