Medical Capital Innovation contest picks 27 competitors

The teams will compete for $100,000 in cash prizes and mentoring opportunities at the HIMSS Innovation Center in Cleveland.
By Mike Miliard
04:17 PM
Medical Capital Innovation contest

More than two dozen professional and collegiate teams have been selected to compete in the inaugural Medical Capital Innovation Competition, which aims to help teams looking to commercialize their data-driven technologies to improve healthcare.

The 27 chosen competitors have developed tools to enable better patient engagement and compliance, EHR optimization, clinical decision support and more. They'll be judged on their technologies' commercial and technical viability, as well as their teams' technical competence, business acumen, industry knowledge and more.

The selected competitors are:

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BehAlvior – Pittsburgh
iRxReminder LLC – Cleveland
nQ Medical, Inc. – Cambridge, Massachusetts
CardioLogs – Palo Alto, California
LabAI – Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Proscia – Baltimore
CareVoice – Toledo, Ohio
MDOps – Melville, New York
Public Insight – Hudson, Ohio
Dash MD – North York, Ontario
MedRespond – Pittsburgh
Rubitection – Pittsburgh
EternaLedger – Rocky River, Ohio
Mehkos Health – Pittsburgh
SimplifiMed – Fremont, California
EXAID – Pittsburgh
NeuraMetrix Inc. – Hillsborough, California
TPA Stream – Rocky River, Ohio
Faros Healthcare – Nashville
NeuroLogix Technologies – Cleveland  
Xpress Connection – Santa Fe, New Mexico
HealthTech Solutions – Iowa City, Iowa
NeuroRadVision – Cleveland, Ohio
HealthWizz – Falls Church, Virginia
NICUtrition – Ewing, New Jersey
Hyr Medical – Cleveland
NopNeu – Cincinnati

The Global Center for Health Innovation sponsors the challenge – alongside Cuyahoga County, BioEnterprise and HIMSS – as a way to provide prize money, mentoring and access to business advisors from across the industry, to innovators making use of data to solve challenges across healthcare.

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The two-day Medical Capital Innovation Competition, "All Things Data in Healthcare," will be held next week in Cleveland in the HIMSS Innovation Center at GCHI, April 25 and 26.

"The Innovation Competition attracted 180 applications from industry professionals and university students," HIMSS executive vice president Carla Smith said in a statement. "I am thrilled to see the level of interest and expertise in this first inaugural Medical Capital Innovation Competition from applicants and I am especially looking forward to observing the new health IT solutions that develop."

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