Hospitals worldwide grapple with various complex issues, including rising demand for healthcare services, constrained budgets, and a limited pool of skilled healthcare professionals. They also have to adapt to emerging medical technologies and address the constant risk of infectious diseases and pandemics. These challenges underscore the critical need for healthcare facilities to innovate by investing in cutting-edge technologies, optimizing administrative workflows, and encouraging teamwork among medical staff.
The ability of hospitals to effectively address these issues hinges on their adaptability to evolving healthcare landscapes, their proficiency in using data analytics for better outcomes, and their commitment to prioritizing patient-centered care.
In a collaborative transatlantic initiative, Baptist Health Innovations, ARC Sheba, and Triventures joined Start-Up Nation Central to launch the Hospital2Hospital tech challenge for startups with offerings that enhance clinical capabilities and healthcare delivery while maintaining cost-effectiveness, and leveraging technological efficiencies and innovative staffing models.
The chosen solution will offer clear, measurable benefits, either by reducing costs or by augmenting clinical capacity immediately. Preference will be given to solutions with a well-defined mechanism for either cost reduction or capacity enhancement.
Hospital2Hospital Clinical Capacity Tech Challenge Focus Areas
To reach the challenge objectives, we sought tech solutions across a range of sectors with the potential to redefine care delivery, enhance clinical outcomes, and boost capacity in a cost-effective manner.
Meet the Startups
The call for startups specified that applicants must be Israeli early-stage startups aiming to co-develop solutions with a leading US healthcare provider.
The finalists utilize technology and innovation to enhance care delivery and clinical capacity while maintaining cost-effectiveness.
The desired outcomes of the challenge include:
- Improved workforce retention
- Streamlined scheduling
- Enhanced patient experiences
- Reduced administrative burden
- Increased direct patient interaction time
- Better management of supplies and staffing for ancillary departments
The Hospital2Hospital finalists are eligible for several prize packages:
- Winner: $75,000 of in-kind expertise and assistance from Baptist Health innovations in the form of a pilot of the proposed solution and 20 office hours with ARC Sheba Experts.
- Runners-up: 5 office hours with the ARC team.
- Shortlisted companies: Office hours with Triventures.
106 companies with relevant solutions applied to the tech challenge
8 have made it to the global showcase
1 startup will win the challenge on September 12th, 2023
Keep reading to meet our Finalists!
Droxi’s smart AI physician inbox solves the biggest challenge for healthcare systems today: the EHR inbox (AKA “In Basket”). The In-Basket holds all electronic messages addressed to the physician, such as prescriptions, medical advice requests, and lab results. The EHR inbox takes away providers’ time from patient care and increases burnout.
While other solutions attempt to delegate some messages to staff or eliminate non-important messages like Thank-You notes, Droxi is the only solution that addresses the core problem of reducing the time spent on messages, including the most difficult medical advice requests. Furthermore, unlike GPT-4, which gives black-box suggestions, Droxi’s AI always presents the context of the patient that was considered, making it useful in real-life scenarios.
With a seamlessly integrated, easy-to-adopt solution, it successfully saves 50% of the time required for each task. Providers who use Droxi are happier (85%) and can afford to see an extra patient every day.
Verame is an innovative information and collaboration platform designed specifically for hospitals. It addresses two interconnected challenges in the healthcare industry: the increasing administrative burden on medical teams and the rising rate of claims denials due to incomplete documentation.
Today, medical teams often manage patient care through manual methods like text messages and beepers, leading to both resource strain and delayed data documentation. What they truly need is a seamless, integrated tool that becomes an intrinsic part of their workflow, facilitating real-time patient care management. Verame offers a solution by integrating into the daily workflow of medical teams, streamlining patient care management, and capturing essential information in real time. This not only eases the workload on medical teams but also provides billing teams with the vital data they require to reduce denied claims and revenue leakage.
In essence, Verame empowers hospitals to take the next step in their digital transformation journey, bridging the gap between the dedicated medical teams on the front lines and the diligent billing teams handling financial aspects. It’s a game-changer for healthcare organizations seeking efficiency and collaboration in an ever-evolving industry.
RoadSense is a unique source-to-target solution that delivers accurate answers, insights, real-time information, and predictions according to the relevant use case.
We generate data using our proprietary IoT sensors, cloud computing, and AI about people and mobility without infringing privacy under any weather, day and night.
Our solution offers numerous enhancements on a single platform from supply chain enhancements to controlling patients’ waiting time. The information is delivered to our customers as a dashboard, daily/weekly reports, API to legacy systems, and even direct messages to the relevant personnel. Deploying the solution across hospitals is easy as the sensors fit any hospital without the need to heavily invest in new infrastructure. All it takes is plugging the sensors to power and mounting them in the relevant location to start analyzing any specific location indoors and outdoors.
TrackiMed introduces the first-of-its-kind AI-powered perioperative assistant exclusively designed for Operating Rooms (ORs). Operating 24/7, 365 days a year, our cloud-based platform leverages computer vision and machine learning to offer real-time analytics and actionable insights, enhancing OR efficiency.
Our technology not only elevates patient care and safety but also significantly minimizes both labor and non-labor expenditures. The result? Up to 55% reduction in OR costs within 24 months. By controlling costs and waste, the benefits of TrackiMed extend beyond hospital walls; we directly lower out-of-pocket expenses for patients and reduce expenditures for insurance companies, thereby alleviating the increasing burden of medical debt. In a landscape where healthcare costs are skyrocketing, investing in TrackiMed is an investment in a long-term ecosystem for sustainable and safe hospital care.
A data-driven AI company specializing in predicting medical outcomes for the aging population, encompassing mortality and medical incidents such as heart failure and falls. What sets LiST apart is its practical approach to predictive healthcare.
LiST concentrates on crucial health events alongside comorbidities, achieved through an individual’s medical history analysis to generate personalized insights. It serves as a pivotal risk tool within the longevity economy, spanning preventive care, long-term care, and insurance.
LiST’s machine has been embraced by its customer base, showcasing proven success and underscoring its efficacy. Comprising an adept team of experienced data scientists, medical specialists, and actuaries, LiST boasts exceptional capabilities.
CatAI is a Digital healthcare platform that saves lives and improves patient outcomes. CatAI was founded to address the urgent needs of home care companies, home hospitalization companies, and hospitals to extract data in an easy way, based on mobile technology.
CatAI extracts data and solves the technical challenges that current RPM and EMR systems face: coupling hardware and software, a variety of non-transmit medical devices, and difficulties in transmitting medical information reliably, accurately, and affordably with the slow adoption of new technology. CatAI is a remote patient technology application that harnesses artificial intelligence and machine learning to extract medical device data and more through a smartphone camera.
This breakthrough eliminates the technological hurdles faced by existing remote patient monitoring companies, leading to seamless integration in home hospitalization and home care companies as well as hospitals. This has led to a very high patient engagement. With unparalleled ease of use, patients experience a user-friendly interface that ensures their active participation.
The accuracy of extracted data, along with its alerts and invaluable insights, is effortlessly transmitted to the dedicated care management team, streamlining healthcare processes and enhancing patient outcomes.
Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) are a common cause of in-hospital morbidity and mortality and are associated with increased healthcare costs. Caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria and thus poses a treatment challenge. Contaminated surfaces play a significant role in the hospital’s transmission of pathogens. Chlorine, hydrogen peroxide, or quaternary ammonium compounds used in routine hospital sanitation do not provide any residual effect, thus the surface can become contaminated over and over between cleaning cycles.
“OxiLast”, based on Bio-fence’s patented technology, is a film-forming transparent and safe product
Once applied on high-touch surfaces in the near-patient room, it can stabilize and prolong the activity of added chlorine and sustained antimicrobial effect demonstrated an average of 5.4 log reduction of antibiotic-resistant bacteria up to 7 days as proved in a lab and fully equipped patient room studies.
Moreover, the effect of OxiLast remained even after the addition of organic material (simulating patient-area contamination with body fluids). The use and application of OxiLast were convenient and practicable and did not affect the sanitation routine.
Not surprisingly, the chlorine-only control did not show any residual effect.
OxiLast is a promising modality for improving hospital room hygiene without complicating the daily routines of cleaning staff or adding costly devices. The pre-clinical effectiveness demonstrated by OxiLast, in reducing the burden of nosocomial pathogens in the patient’s surroundings has a great potential for improving hospital hygiene.
In today’s global environment, last-generation solutions fall short. Logistics managers need visibility, traceability, and real-time alerts only attainable from a cutting-edge, AI and data-powered platform.
Amphorica is a smart logistics platform based on advanced artificial intelligence for logistics optimization and automation. Amphorica’s artificial intelligence powers actionable problem-solving optimization and process automation, allowing logistics managers to improve services, lower costs, raise network resilience, and minimize operational and financial risk. Predictive algorithm technology autonomously identifies potential logistical snags before they occur or escalate. The technology works behind the scenes to preemptively prevent logistical failures with little to no human intervention required.
One application for this technology addresses time- and temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals that require efficient, fool-proof, cold-chain logistical management. From the first mile to the last mile, environmental and climate conditions must be monitored, and regulatory compliance and timelines need to be met. Large data sets are collected, aggregated, and analyzed to ensure the safe transfer of critical shipments.
Hospital2Hospital Partnerships for Better Health Outcomes: Start-Up Nation Central, Baptist Health Innovations, ARC Sheba, and Triventures
The Hospital2Hospital Clinical Capacity Tech Challenge targets the need for innovative solutions in healthcare delivery. Hospitals worldwide face multifaceted challenges, and this initiative seeks to address them by harnessing technology, data analytics, and collaboration. The challenge focuses on enhancing workforce retention, streamlining scheduling, improving patient experiences, reducing administrative burdens, increasing direct patient interaction time, and optimizing supplies and staffing. The finalists’ contributions are impressive, showcasing a range of groundbreaking solutions designed to transform healthcare efficiency and patient care. With the selected winner set to receive valuable support and resources, this challenge marks a significant step towards reshaping the healthcare landscape for the better.
Learn more about the Hospital2Hospital Health Tech Challenge here and stay tuned for the announcement of the winning startup!