Amazon Calls On VR Startups, Voice Assistants And 8 Others For Its First Digital Health Accelerator


For its first healthcare accelerator program, Amazon’s cloud division brought in a diverse group of startups working in virtual reality, voice assistant technology, remote monitoring, and the social determinants of health. .

Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced in June a healthcare accelerator to help incubate start-up digital healthcare companies that can collaborate with the tech giant’s healthcare customers and partners.

The goal, Amazon said, is to connect growing digital health solutions with AWS healthcare provider organizations to accelerate care in the cloud and for potential pilots and collaborations between providers. and businesses.

The 10 companies were selected from 427 applications from 31 countries around the world by a panel of AWS and KidsX, a pediatric digital health accelerator launched from Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles and an accelerator program partner. from AWS.

The application criteria required healthcare-focused startups that had a validated solution as well as existing revenue, customers and US-based operations, said Sandy Carter, vice president of partners and programs at the global public sector at AWS, in a blog post.

The First AWS Healthcare Accelerator Cohort represents a diverse group of healthcare solutions backed by diverse leadership, with 90% of the cohort having a diversity of leadership and 70% being founded by women, Carter said.

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For four weeks, the 10 startups will be virtually connected with AWS Partners, AWS Technical Experts, Subject Matter Experts, and AWS Healthcare customers. Startups receive technical, business and business mentorship from experts at AWS and the KidsX Network, up to $ 25,000 in AWS promotional credits, and opportunities to collaborate with AWS healthcare customers, Carter wrote in the blog post.

The 10 start-ups selected for the program are:

  • Aiva, a Los Angeles-based startup that offers a voice-activated care assistant for hospital patient rooms and senior residences.
  • b.well, a Baltimore-based all-in-one integrated solution for consumer engagement, holistic health management and cost containment.
  • Ejenta, headquartered in San Francisco, which automates remote monitoring and the delivery of remote care using artificial intelligence exclusively licensed from NASA. The company’s technology is learning from connected devices and electronic health record data to monitor patients, predict health, and connect care teams.
  • Giblib creates a content streaming service-like educational experience for healthcare providers. It enables the streaming of surgical videos and medical lectures from subject matter experts to leading medical institutions on demand to receive continuing education credits.
  • Gyant, a company that has developed a 24/7 AI virtual assistant and digital gateway solution for healthcare systems that enables them to optimize digital patient journeys. He directs patients to the right care environment and resources while also providing appointment scheduling.
  • Kaizen Health, a Chicago-based company that provides a logistics platform that connects healthcare and transportation to reduce barriers to accessing healthcare.
  • Medical Informatics Corp is a Houston-based provider of an FDA approved patient monitoring and predictive analytics platform. Its Sickbay platform accelerates care and reduces risk to patients in near real time and at scale, especially in the most complex critical care environments such as intensive care.
  • Neuro Rehab VR develops training exercises in virtual reality to help and accelerate recovery in neurological physiotherapy. The Fort Worth, Texas-based company has developed a platform that allows providers to track their patients in real time and has demonstrated increased patient engagement.
  • OneRecord, headquartered in New York City, has developed an app that helps patients create a consolidated health record of all of their medical history in one place.
  • Pieces, an AI and healthcare technology company that connects healthcare systems and the community to address the clinical and social determinants of health. The company says it connects healthcare providers to actionable data, people to services, and social workers to information.

The accelerator will end with a virtual demo day on October 28. Demo Day is a showcase event featuring presentations from startups and AWS executives.


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