Blueprint Health, a New York-based accelerator for health tech startups, this week introduced its latest class. But these aren’t necessarily your wet-behind-the-ears, pre-revenue upstarts. The program said that half of the startups in its fourth class (which represents 2.5 percent of the applicant pool) are entering with paying customers, compared with two revenue-generating companies in its last class.
Blueprint Health co-founder Mathew Farkash said they weren’t deliberately looking for more mature startups, but it seems that the program is progressively accepting more advanced startups. It shows that in digital health, accelerator programs – and the mentorship and connections they provide – are seen as valuable even to companies that have already started gaining some traction.
Meet the 10 companies:
Artemis – Targeting health care administrators, Artemis crunches financial, clinical and operational data to identify opportunities for cutting waste and building revenue.
BoardVitals – BoardVitals is a medical education company that offers residents, attending physicians and fellows an online question bank for studying for their specialty board exams.
CredSimple – CredSimple aims to decrease the expense and time needed to verify health providers’ credentials.
Genterpret – Developed out of the Harvard Innovation Lab, Genterpret provides a peer-reviewed database for helping genetic testing labs evaluate genetic variants and generate helpful reports for patients.
GoalSponsors – Through GoalSponsors’ web and mobile services, health practitioners, including therapists, nutritionists and personal trainers, can provide ongoing and on-demand private coaching to clients.
Healthify – As health providers become increasingly accountable for the outcomes of their patients, Healthify offers a SaaS solution that helps providers better track, analyze and manage the social factors that can hinder care and lead to higher hospital readmission rates.
PathDrugomics – Using big data analytics, PathDrugomics believes it can help drug makers lower the cost of drug development and boost success rates.
SpotMe – For employers interested in improving the health of their workforce, SpotMe says that it makes it easier for companies to reward employees for joining gyms, participating in athletic events and taking other healthy steps.
StaffInsight – A tool for hospitals and long-term care facilities, StaffInsight helps administrators improve productivity among their providers and bring more efficiency to their payroll and scheduling operations.
WellTrackOne – The company’s pitch is that its software can help physician practices and health organizations recover lost revenue by bringing them into compliance with certain Medicare requirements.