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Amazon Announces Healthcare Accelerator Finalists

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Amazon Announces Healthcare Accelerator Finalists

Digital health startups were in the spotlight this week as Amazon announced the ten finalists for its first ever AWS Healthcare Accelerator.

The companies were selected from 427 applications and 31 countries around the world, although each finalist is US-based. The finalists were chosen by a panel from Amazon Web Services (AWS) and KidsX, an accelerator for companies focusing on pediatric care. Each startup has a validated solution along with existing revenue and customers.

The AWS Healthcare Accelerator is a four week program that pairs finalists with technical and business mentorship from experts from AWS and KidsX, then offers collaboration opportunities with members of the AWS Partner Network looking for healthcare solutions.

AWS Healthcare Accelerator finalists include:

  1. AIVA is a voice-powered care assistant for hospital patient rooms and senior living communities with a mission to be the voice operating system for better care. 
  1. b.well offers an integrated solution for consumer engagement, holistic health management, and cost containment. They use longitudinal aggregated data to paint a picture of health for each consumer and aggregate data to show population health.
  1. Ejenta automates remote monitoring and remote care delivery using AI exclusively licensed from NASA. Their “intelligent agents” learn from connected devices and EHR data to monitor patients, predict health, and connect care teams.
  1. Giblib creates an educational content streaming experience for healthcare providers. It allows for on demand streaming of surgical videos and medical lectures from subject matter experts along with the ability to receive continuing education credits.
  1. Gyant is a virtual assistant and digital front door solution designed to optimize patient journeys. It navigates patients to the right care setting and resources while providing simple appointment scheduling.
  1. Kaizen Health is a healthcare logistics platform that connects healthcare and transportation to reduce access barriers.
  1. Medical Informatics Corp offers an FDA-cleared Sickbay virtual care platform that helps hospitals improve operational efficiencies by enabling the rapid scaling of remote patient monitoring across any inpatient setting.
  1. Neuro Rehab VR is reinventing training exercises for physical and cognitive therapy by leveraging VR and neuroplasticity for recovery. It allows providers to track their patients in real time and has shown increased patient engagement.
  1. OneRecord provides an app that helps patients build a consolidated health record of their entire medical history in a single place.
  1. Pieces uses AI to connect patients and health systems with solutions that address social determinants of health. They connect care providers to actionable data, people to services, and caseworkers to information.

Industry Impact

Amazon’s multi-pronged strategy for entering the healthcare market goes beyond its hands-on approach with Amazon Care. By providing companies such as these finalists with AWS solutions, Amazon is establishing itself as the cloud-based foundation for a new cohort of healthcare disruptors.

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