13 June 2014
AstraZeneca understands the importance of staying on the cutting edge of technology as it relates to the healthcare industry. Earlier this month AstraZeneca attended Health Datapalooza 2014 in Washington D.C. This annual conference brings together leading healthcare organizations, academic institutions, government agencies, and individuals to share innovative ideas around the use of health data to improve patient outcomes. The jam packed three days were filled with insightful speeches, interactive events, and access to some of the most forward thinking minds in healthcare.
Through our partnership with Startup Health, an initiative that supports entrepreneurs in building sustainable health and wellness companies, AstraZeneca sponsored and hosted the Health Transformer Showcase. This invite-only sub-event gave 39 startups the chance to present one minute elevator pitches to a group of renowned investors and business leaders. The startups were split into five categories: Transparency and Care Access, Provider Solutions, Patient Engagement, Practice Workflows, and Genomics and Big Data. See a complete list of the startups that presented here.
Some of the companies that stood out from the crowd included:
AdhereTech makes a patented smart pill bottle that can measure the amount of medication inside the bottle and alert patients when to take their pills, ultimately improving adherence.
Maxwell Health offers a SaaS platform that dramatically simplifies employee benefits for businesses and reduces the cost of benefits while also improving employee health. Added benefits include a concierge service for every member enrolled, and a customizable wellness program.
Yingo Yango is a cloud-based service, delivered to a customizable, white-label platform, that connects individuals to the health and wellness resources provided by their employers.
Caremerge provides a complete set of web and mobile communication and care-coordination solutions for senior living communities.
Tute Genomics is a web-based clinical genome interpretation engine that is robust, professional grade, lives in the cloud, and has the ability to analyze and annotate personal genomes in a rapid and cost-effective way.
Through our presence at the conference, AstraZeneca forged new relationships with innovative young companies that are transforming healthcare and are committed to goals that are in line with our mission and values.