mhealth Summit 2011

Health IT

10 startups from mHealth 2011: Meddik

Launched by Tim Soo, a student at Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and Ben Shyong, a developer and entrepreneur at University of Pennsylvania, Meddik is a search engine designed to help users wade though the daunting amount of healthcare information available on the Internet and pare it down to a manageable level that targets the specific areas one user may be interested in reading about.

Hospitals

10 startups from mHealth 2011: ScriptPad

ScriptPad is a Colorado company targeting small physician practices with a software app for mobile phones designed to simplify the way in which physicians work with pharmacists to prescribe drugs for their patients. Its app is available at the app store; a version for Android phones is coming soon. "Your voice of feedback will be heard and we will create applications that you want to use instead of being forced to use," its website says, hearteningly.

Health IT

10 startups from mHealth 2011: CareSpeak Communications

East Brunswick, New Jersey company CareSpeak Communications develops wireless communications technologies for the institutional and consumer healthcare markets. It developed a two-way text-message communications platform for health care apps and started a partnership with with UnitedHealth in September. Among its apps are reminders for patients to take their medication on time, a specialized app for diabetics to monitor glucose and insulin levels and the ability for physicians to communicate with patients.

Health IT

10 startups from mHealth 2011: HealthTap

A Palo Alto, California company, Health Tap has a network of physicians that can answer health questions online or through a smartphone app and receive answers from physicians representing 100 specialties. About 6,000 physicians and 500 healthcare institutions are participating in the service.

Devices & Diagnostics

10 startups from mHealth 2011: EnHatch

Lyndhurst, New Jersey-based health IT and medical device company, EnHatch, gives medical innovators, surgeons and physicians the tools to get their ideas to market as soon as possible. Its focuses on collaboration between surgeons and engineers in the development of medical devices. Its vice president of engineering, Michael Phipps, was previously a project engineer at Tornier and Stryker Orthopaedics.

Health IT

10 startups from mHealth 2011: OrganizedWisdom

The experience of having surgery can be a stressful and sometimes frightening prospect for patients. New York-based OrganizedWisdom's program enables physicians to deepen patient understanding of complex surgical procedures with diagrams, videos and information that can be viewed at home and with a patient's smartphone. The company's chief medical officer, Dr. Howard Krein, is an assistant professor of otolaryngology, head and neck surgery, at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia and a founding partner and co-director of Jefferson's Herbert Kean Center for Facial Aesthetics.

Health IT

10 startups from mHealth 2011: Ayogo

Gaming is a big trend in health IT and mobile health in particular as a way to help patients follow a health regimen and make healthier choices. Ayogo's gaming software targets people with chronic diseases and encourages them to share their day-to-day progress with stories.