Latest class emphasizes the multi-faceted nature of the healthcare industry
I’m so pleased to welcome the nine forward-thinking healthcare technology companies that have been selected for a place in the fourth class of the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator Powered By Techstars. Chosen from hundreds of startups, these nine teams and their innovative products represent the best and brightest from our global community of health innovators.
While each company is unquestionably impressive on its own merits, when taken as a group, this class illustrates the complex nature of healthcare and highlights specific themes that are currently highly relevant to the industry. As concerns rise over the role of technology in physician burnout, companies like Sopris and KelaHealth are building products which support physicians in their practice and reduce the technological burden. Nicolette, CardioCube, and SureConsent are developing solutions which help health systems provide more personalized and interactive support to patients and caregivers, particularly at challenging times such as caring for a child in the NICU, monitoring chronic heart disease, or preparing for surgery.
In some areas, advances in science and technology have created new challenges. Companies like ALIS Health and Relatable are helping providers make informed choices in rapidly expanding and increasingly sophisticated fields like genetic testing and medical devices. And, as health systems seek to become more efficient in the changing healthcare landscape, companies like MedPilot and Digital Medical Tech offer technology solutions to ensure resources are used as productively as possible.
This year’s class also represents more gender and geographic diversity than we’ve seen in the past. Women lead one-third of the companies, including ALIS Health, KelaHealth, and
SureConsent, representing our highest proportion of female CEOs yet. Our geographic footprint continues to expand -- CardioCube joins us from Poland, while the rest of the class hails from seven states around the US: California, Colorado, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, New York and Tennessee.
On behalf of the program, I’m honored to introduce our newest class: ALIS Health, CardioCube, Digital Medical Tech, KelaHealth, MedPilot, Nicolette, Relatable, Sopris and SureConsent. Learn more about them here.
This fourth class is poised to improve healthcare delivery, support clinicians and enhance the patient experience. I’m thrilled to partner with this impressive group of companies and excited to see what the future holds for each of them!