Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge : Tackling the World's Biggest Health Issues

January 6, 2018

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The healthcare industry as a whole is experiencing massive disruption; firstly, life expectancy has dramatically increased, which is putting further pressure on already buckling health care systems, which is in-turn triggering a surge in healthcare costs.


Secondly, consumers now expect a more personalised, digital experience that they traditionally never had during interactions with healthcare providers.


A combination of the above factors has paved the way for an influx of innovative products and services developed to meet the needs of the digital savvy consumer.


Accenture collaborating with clients operating within the healthcare industry to help them tackle the challenges facing their businesses.A big part of this involves facilitating the necessary conversations between start-ups developing disruptive technologies, and the large healthcare providers that are looking to adapt their business models to the new digital age.


Accenture have completed the regional rounds around the world in Singapore, London and Boston, the final 10 companies have been selected -


1) Kronikare


Kronikare offers parental care, hospice and palliative care services to patients suffering from chronic illnesses such as Diabetes, Cancer, Heart disease, Paralysis and Osteoporosis, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease etc. and for patients suffering from age related illnesses (geriatric care).


2) Peptone


Peptone is committed to protein lead design and optimization. We have built the world's first protein database specificaly for Deep Learning and AI applications with full Keras™ and Tensorflow™integration.


3) Babyscripts


Babyscripts is the only doctor delivered digital health tool that enhances the doctor/patient relationship outside the four walls of the clinic during routine, low risk pregnancy care. 


Babyscripts leverages the full power of technology to elevate the standard of prenatal care. When a patient is enrolled into the program by their OBGYN, they receive our mobile app. The mobile app is a “to-do list” that guides the mother through each gestation period with practice-specific, provider-approved tasks related to nutrition, exercise, and other behaviors appropriate to pregnancy and specific to the practice.


4) Wellth


Wellth helps patients change their behaviors so they get better faster. We apply behavioral economics through scalable technology to achieve better adherence, engagement, and health. And we improve care manager efficiency so they can deliver more effective, higher touch care.


Wellth also mitigates risk for health insurers and risk-bearing provider systems so they can reduce costs. We serve the most common chronic conditions with disease-specific behavior change programs. All our programs are fully compliant with Commercial, Medicare, Medicaid, HIPAA, Beneficiary Inducement, and other important regulations.


5) Eidware


Eidware has been developing ‘warm technology’ and universal design to assist those who are in need, rather than to provide comfort for able-bodied users. 

Eidware was the first company in Korea to develop voice recognition engine for disabled people, and the first company in Korea to commercialize the voice recognition engine for seniors. Our other products include world-class miniature voice recognition engine so people without internet connection can still use voice interface; a wearable that 'hears' for the deaf; and a voice engine for children to teach them to talk. 

Our latest project, "Soundmind" is cognitive rehabilitation solution for pre-dementia stage patients. MCI(Mild Cognitive Impairment), also known as pre-Alzheimer's, patients require structured and consistent brain training to prevent and delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease. We create a personalized training curriculum for them to follow easily using our voice and A.I. technology.


6) Horus


Horus is a wearable assistant for blind and partially sighted people. It observes, understands and describes the environment to its user, providing useful information through a bone conduction headset worn on the head. Thanks to its cameras, computer vision and deep learning algorithms, Horus can read texts, recognize and learn faces and objects, even without an internet connection. Horus is composed of a pocket processing unit and a wearable headset, with a stereo vision system and bone conduction audio.


7) Nanowear


Nanowear is the leading developer of patented, textile-based nanosensor technology with applications across a broad array of medical conditions and chronic disease states. The Company’s proprietary technology provides medical professionals with accurate and continuous diagnostic data through a wearable deployment that is cost-effective and unobtrusive to the patient.


Real-time data is captured and transmitted wirelessly, streamlining the feedback process and driving outcomes. Nanowear’s core focus on innovation and next-gen technologies will continue to propel the Company towards exploring unique and groundbreaking applications for its nanosensor smart-textile technology.


8) Medopad


Medopad have developed a digital health solution that integrates remote monitoring, telehealth and patient safety information to create a modular, holistic platform engaging patients with hospitals, pharmaceuticals, insurers and entire governments. The solution is built via configuration of “modules”, ranging in function from medication trackers to video call and disease-specific tasks, whilst automatically accessing data from a host of different external wearables. Data is presented for insight generation to the client, and allows for tracking of adherence, deterioration and progress.


9) QMenta


QMenta provides a powerful cloud based solution for neuroimaging to better understand the mechanisms of the brain and of various neurological diseases. Our platform is equipped with advanced data management and data analysis tools in addition to state-of-the-art 3D touchless visualization capabilities to supports specialists, research organizations, and pharmaceutical companies in their mission to learn more about the brain and its diseases. The company aims to improve the workflow of neuroimaging research and collaboration to accelerate the discovery and development of new therapies for neurological diseases and further advance method.


10 ) Jvion Health


Jvion’s Cognitive Clinical Success Machine is the only clinical appliance with an Eigen Sphere engine. This approach is unique in its capability to deliver a comprehensive patient view amplified beyond the risk of an event to the clinical actions that will improve outcomes and drive engagement. And it does this with unmatched speed, clinical applicability, and patient impact.


The machine goes beyond predictive analytic tools and other cognitive machines that stop at patient risk stratification. Using the Eigen Sphere engine, the Jvion machine is capable of assessing the effectiveness of each possible intervention on a patient’s risk trajectory and determining which of these actions will result in patient engagement.


Startup Health Festival


The regional finalists will compete at the Startup Health Festival in San Francisco on January 8, 2018.


To learn more about the HealthTech Innovation challenge watch the video below ...



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