A HIMSS Event | SANTA CLARA, CA | SEPT. 16-18, 2019
By Heather Munro, freelance writer focusing on emerging technology.
Health tech product launches, technology insights and industry developments were plentiful at HIMSS19 last week. If you couldn’t attend—or want to dive deeper into the innovations affecting healthcare delivery—read on to learn more about companies shaping the future of healthcare.
Startups Face Off in HIMSS Pitch Competition
Seven “Series A ready" health tech companies competed to be named the most fundable startup at HIMSS19. From mail order STD testing kits to an inflammatory bowel disease app, the products and ideas showcased healthcare innovation from a variety of fields.
At the end of the rapid-fire pitch competition, the judges named two winners:
To learn more about the competitors and their pitches, read Looking to startups for the future of health on MobiHealthNews.
American Well: New Product Launch, Partnership with Netsmart
Telehealth platform company American Well, which acquired Avizia last year, unveiled American Well 250 cart, a telehealth cart that connects physicians and patients in a hospital with available specialists. The company also announced it’s partnering with behavioral health-focused EHR provider Netsmart to help patients with opioid abuse disorders.
To learn more about the impact of these two announcements—and trends in telehealth—read American Well debuts next-gen telemedicine cart, partners with Netsmart on opioid addiction counseling on MobiHealthNews.
Mayo Clinic Shared Digital Health Program Takeaways
Communicating and collaborating on how best to manage ongoing health conditions at home is a challenge for physicians and patients alike. To address this issue, the Mayo Clinic developed a mobile app designed to integrate care between patients and physicians. At HIMSS19, the team members who created the app presented what they learned since launch and how well the app is meeting their goals.
To hear their advice for designing and implementing a similar type of digital health program, read Lessons learned from Mayo Clinic's 'interactive care plan' rollout on MobiHealthNews.
Catch More HIMSS19 Coverage on MobiHealthNews
The MobiHealthNews staff was on site at the global conference interviewing industry leaders and covering the latest insights from a range of health and tech experts. For more stories and videos from the show floor, go to the HIMSS19 conference coverage page on MobiHealthNews.