Last night 1776 and MedStar kicked off the #Patient2Consumer Challenge with 11 health startups — selected from over 100 applicants — pitching in front of an audience of more than 200 for a chance to join the MedStar Innovation Lab Cohort and pilot with MedStar.
The Challenge opened up its application several weeks ago with the call for companies building solutions that have the potential to help MedStar further strengthen their patients’ experience by providing more consumer-friendly care that meets people where they are, and with what they want, to improve their health and wellness. The Challenge solidified related opportunities between startups and MedStar, a $5 billion health system looking for ways to tap into the startup community’s unique set of solutions and technologies.
Congratulations to the five startups that will go on to participate in the MedStar Innovation Lab Cohort! For the next three months they will receive prizes including 1776 membership, access to MedStar’s experts and leadership, and a final demo day with the opportunity for pilots and investments.
Care+Wear – Fashionable, accessible, and innovative clothing designed for patients.
Level Therapy – Mobile platform providing treatment tools and video access to licensed psychotherapists.
Pacify Health – Connecting mothers to a national network of lactation consultants, pediatric nurses and nutritionists via video visits within minutes, 24/7.
Ride RoundTrip – On-demand trip scheduling and monitoring for non-emergency medical transportation.
VEDA Data Solutions – Using AI and machine learning to solve problems facing health insurers.
Patientory, a healthcare cybersecurity company using blockchain technology to securely allow patients to store and manage their health information, received the honorable innovation designation, welcoming the startup to propose a future pilot to MedStar in collaboration with other strategic partners.