More Health Tech Competitions

Tricorders aren’t the only the pieces of future health tech in competition. This week, San Francisco’s RockHealth, which provides financial and other support for healthcare start-ups, announced the five winners of a pitch competition held at their recent Health Innovation Summit. Here’s the list of winners, edited from RockHealth’s site.

Grand Prize

  • On Demand Dietician, which enables simplified nutrition counseling for large companies that employ registered dietitians. It offers 24-hour access to text, talk, and video consultations.

Rock Health Award

  • Parzival, which aims to connect doctors and researchers to the most reliable sources for treatment and disease information. A pilot version of this medical search engine is being tested in 50 of the top U.S. hospitals.

People’s Choice Awards

  • Doorstep Health is transforming the continuity of care through new tools for chronic disease management.
  • HelpAround is connecting diabetics across the country. The mobile app is designed to offer layers of support to the 29.1 million Americans coping with the disease everyday. This includes a nearby network of users that can locate and contact each other for help, tailored advice forums, and access to a 24/7 medical call center.
  • Healthvana makes sexually transmitted infections* test results easily accessible and actionable for users. The mobile app directs user to the nearest testing centers, where they can receive results straight to their phones and privately share results with partners through the app.

*We assume most of you realize STIs are not limited to the young–heck, you may be doing your part to contribute the problem. Seriously, don’t forget this life-saving advice:

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