Startups focused on chronic conditions and value-based care: Video from MedCity INVEST Digital Health

Attention digital health startups: MedCity's next pitch competition is looking for applicants

Healthcare entrepreneurs are an essential part of the innovation landscape and they play center stage at several of MedCity’s events. At MedCity INVEST Digital Health virtual conference, held in partnership with Medical Alley, digital health startups presented to judges across four tracks as part of the Pitch Perfect competition: Chronic conditions and value-based care; Tech to improve payer/provider efficiency; Employee benefits and Home health.
We recorded each session and now you can check them out on video!
The first Pitch Perfect track you can view is chronic conditions and value-based care. Investor judges include:

, System Vice President for Strategic Innovation, CommonSpirit Health
, Principal, Flare Capital
, Managing Director, Innovation, UnityPoint Health Ventures

The startups in this track include:
Cerestil Health has expertise in virtual care for seniors with cognitive impairment (e.g., dementia, stroke, Parkinson’s disease). Its digital health programs engage members with cognitive impairment through their family caregivers to improve family caregiver effectiveness. The programs also use predictive analytics to reduce hospitalizations and costs for members, and increase quality of life for caregivers and members.
CEO: Dirk Soenksen
Headquarters: Carlsbad, CA
Current Health developed an AI-enabled remote patient management platform to help deliver better, more proactive healthcare. Its FDA-cleared platform continuously monitors certain vital signs and augments this data with medical devices to capture a broad picture of human health and the patient’s symptoms. The technology is designed to help identify those at risk of disease and proactively alert physicians to potential issues, driving earlier intervention and treatment.
CEO: Christopher McCann
Headquarters: Boston, MA
Lighter Health is a personalized, digital health and nutrition coaching intervention program designed to address chronic disease risk through the adoption of plant-based nutrition programs and clinically-proven health principles.
CEO: Anuj Patel
Headquarters: Cambridge, MA
Limbix is building prescription digital therapeutics to treat adolescent mental health disorders. Its first product, Limbix Spark, is an app designed to treat adolescent depression, a leading cause of disability in youth and a serious public health.
CEO: Ben Lewis
Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
myBiometry is developing a platform to monitor/manage patients with chronic disease using biomarker data from proprietary sensors and ML to identify patients at risk of treatment failure. The company pairs this with clinical oversight, education and coaching to help patients to better manage their disease. The initial focus is asthma where treatment failure occurs in over 11.5 million U.S. patients annually. A single use, disposable sensor and device to track a clinically established biomarker of inflammation in breath is under development.
CEO: Bryan Nolan
Headquarters: Boston, MA
Want to know who won? Click this link!
Our sponsors for the conference include: Deloitte, Fredrikson & Byron, and UnityPoint Health Ventures.
Our upcoming virtual conferences include:
ENGAGE at HLTH, October 15: In partnership with HLTH, this track within the conference highlights important issues in the context of patient engagement. Click here to see the agenda — look for the tag, “Patient Engagement Redefined”.  Click here to register.
INVEST Population Health, November 16-18: For the second year, MedCity News has partnered with the New Orleans Business Alliance to host an executive summit that zeroes in on population health and highlights where innovation and investment are occurring in the field. Join venture capitalists, payers, hospital transformation leaders, life science companies and tech startups presenting on population health and chronic disease management.. Click here to see the agenda. Click here to register.
INVEST Precision Medicine December 9-11: INVEST Precision Medicine conference will bring together regional and national stakeholders across hospitals, payers, pharma, health IT, and medtech to discuss new developments in precision medicine. The discussion will also explore what needs to happen for more widespread adoption and integration of the innovative technologies that fit under the precision medicine umbrella. Click here to see the agenda. Click here to register.
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