Health Start-Ups!: Another Round

May 25, 2013
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After my last round of health start-ups, I received lots of emails, comments, and shout-outs on LinkedIn, FB and Twitter about more cool health start-ups.  I culled the lot and this is what I came up with as a second round of cool health start-ups.

health start-up 

After my last round of health start-ups, I received lots of emails, comments, and shout-outs on LinkedIn, FB and Twitter about more cool health start-ups.  I culled the lot and this is what I came up with as a second round of cool health start-ups.

health start-up 


Accessible Home Living is a design/remodel company that specializes in customizing homes so that seniors and those with disabilities can live independently and age-in-place.  They also construct  handicap-accessible modular in-law suites that can be added on to a caregiver’s existing home.

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Soluto offers the user the ability to remotely help others with their PCs, with exactly the same tools as it offers to IT managers.  Be the IT guy!  Soluto was recently chosen by PC World as one of the “10 great technologies to install on Mom’s PC”

ClearMD is a web+mobile application that allows healthcare providers to prescribe their expertise to patients through short, single-topic videos they can make themselves.  From an avid ClearMD client, “I prescribe videos because I know that educated and active patients are more engaged in their own care, get better outcomes and cost less to treat”.

ReferralMD allows you to exchange, manage and track 2-way referrals, authorizations and progress updates online.  This review from MedCityNews:

“ReferralMD is a cloud-based application that complements existing EMR systems. It digitizes the process of obtaining pre-authorization from insurance carriers, sending the patient’s information and a snapshot of their case from the primary care physician to the specialist, and sharing the results of that specialist appointment with the physician. That results in less time being spent, more information being shared and less risk of liability from improperly managed referrals.”medical education

Picmonic offers med students a creative way to learn.  With audio-pictorial mnemonics, Picmonic will help you master information faster and retain it longer.

 

 

 

 

healthcare social mediaSick Weather tracks public posts on twitter and facebook to get forecasts of illnesses and graphs them geographically. 

From the sickweather website:

“Just as Doppler radar scans the skies for indicators of bad weather, Sickweather scans social networks for indicators of illness, allowing you to check for the chance of sickness as easily as you can check for the chance of rain.

Use Sickweather to track illnesses, compare symptoms, and see which viruses are going around in your area. Connect with Facebook and Twitter to find your sick friends and recommend your favorite home remedies or just say, “Get well soon!”

Cobalt Research offers web-based, interactive Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) programs for depression, insomnia, anxiety, panic, phobia, OCD and addiction.  These programs have been evaluated in randomized, controlled trials and published in leading peer-reviewed journals.

LifeVest Health allows users to invest money in themselves (or raise it from family and friends).  Then they set health goals and if they achieve the goals, their personal health “stock” rises and they get a return on their investment.health site

New York City Technology in Medicine is developing consumer-facing mobile health apps. Using a smartphone’s camera and LED to take a series of pictures that tracks how fast the pupil contracts, one app will assess drug and alcohol abuse in a non-invasive way.