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Brace for amazing ideas at MedCity CONVERGE’s Startup Showcase

One part of MedCity CONVERGE we’ve been pretty quiet about is our Startup Showcase. But on July 10th in Philadelphia, at least 10 startup companies – many of them hand-selected by MedCityNews.com’s editorial team – will be making noise in the hallways and on stage demonstrating some of the great new ideas in healthcare. They […]

One part of MedCity CONVERGE we’ve been pretty quiet about is our Startup Showcase. But on July 10th in Philadelphia, at least 10 startup companies – many of them hand-selected by MedCityNews.com’s editorial team – will be making noise in the hallways and on stage demonstrating some of the great new ideas in healthcare. They include better ways to manage medications online, early-warning systems for foot ulcers and mechanisms for surgeons to manage electronic medical records even after they’re scrubbed in.

The Startup Showcase is just another reason you should be attending CONVERGE, MedCityNews.com’s executive summit on innovation and healthcare convergence July 10th in Philadelphia. You can buy your tickets now through the day of the event.

Who is in the Startup Showcase so far? Meet the companies:

1DocWay is an online doctor’s office that connects hospitals with underserved patient populations. It helps hospitals expand their referral base; works with underserved care facilities to increase access to specialist physicians, and helps physicians improve scheduling flexibility and revenue by expanding their patient pool.

AboutOne’s web-based family organizer gives users access at any time to household paperwork, including healthcare records and data about immunizations, prescriptions, medical conditions, and upcoming appointments. The system also guides customers along the path to organization and rewards them for meeting their organizational goals.

Digital Medical Technologies has built an intelligent pill bottle that collects and relays information on patient behavior to help patients manage chronic diseases. It’s the first in a series of products the company wants to create to solve the problem of patients not taking their medicines properly.

Docphin is developing information management solutions for health systems, beginning with a platform to access, share and discuss medical news and research – from medical journals to twitter accounts of medical societies.

FORCE Therapeutics designs and builds digital health applications for physical therapists and their patients. Among its products: an app for therapists to manage the rehabilitation experience online, while consumers get mobile apps for injury management and prevention.

GestSure Technologies has created a system that allows surgeons to interact with medical imaging and electronic health records while scrubbed in by using simple hand gestures.

Medivo offers free tools to help medical staff identify treatment gaps and get patients to stick with the treatment plan for their chronic conditions. Medivo also provides patients access to testing and monitoring tools, as well as easy-to-understand lab results.

Podimetrics’ technology works as an early-warning system for foot ulcers before they develop to provide timely, inexpensive treatment instead of potential amputation.

RightCare Solutions has created a tool that can identify when patients are admitted whether they are at a high risk for readmission. A health system can then better help those patients so they don’t return to the hospital.

Zeel is an online service where consumers find appointments with wellness providers. It also tells patients about treatments for certain wellness conditions (e.g., migraine, shoulder pain, fibromyalgia, and stress), lets them see prices before booking and allows for online payment.

If you want to know about what’s coming next in healthcare, join us for MedCity CONVERGE July 10th in Philadelphia. Startups can still inquire about joining the showcase. And you can buy your tickets now.

[Photo courtesy of Flickr user Gene Hunt]

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