Healthbox’s Nashville accelerator has announced its first class in partnership with BlueCross BlueShield in Nashville. Of the class’ seven companies, five come from the Nashville area.
Last month, the Nashville-based Hospital Corporation of America, a healthcare service provider, joined as a sponsor. Because of the announcement, Healthbox extended the Nashville application deadline three more days, to August 7th. Founded in Nashville in 1968, HCA currently operates 161 hospitals and 114 freestanding surgery centers across 20 states and London.
“We were extremely impressed with the applicant pool for this program. Many of them were already well connected within Nashville’s healthcare ecosystem and founded by seasoned professionals and serial entrepreneurs,” Founder and CEO of Healthbox Nina Nashif said in a press release. “We can provide the chosen companies deeper access to industry knowledge and resources that will help them expand within Tennessee and beyond.”
Atlas Health offers HIPAA-compliant software to help health IT developers.
Axial Healthcare is also a cloud-based platform. Its products include Axial CarePath, a decision support platform, Axial PharmaView, a program that assesses the risks of opioid treatment, Axial CredPath, a software that credentials providers to perform the most effective procedure at the optimal time, and Axial CredTrack-360, an application that simulates the downstream effects linked to changes made in the current treatment pathways.
Daymark is a digital marketing and advertising platform for hospitals and health systems. The company’s other partner is resource management company The Martin Companies.
eClinic provides patients and medical professionals a platform to communicate from their existing computers and mobile devices. The other partners that the company lists include Clayton Associates, LaunchTennessee and Entrepreneur Center.
Gema Touch creates Near Field Communication (NFC) tags which can be embedded into “nearly any printable surface from displays, tickets, and even packaging,” according to the website. By embedding the NFC tags into a printed media form we can ‘program’ that print to communicate with a phone, triggered by a user’s touch.
PRSM Healthcare makes HIPAA-compliant patient engagement platforms that help patients schedule follow ups and also find new patients.
Remedify, another cloud-based software, offers a guide for sterile processing at hospitals and surgery centers.
Last week, Healthbox also opened applications for its second Chicago class. This new class brings back Ascension Health as a strategic partner and will have a new focus as well, zeroing in on provider solutions, regardless of whether they are early or late-stage companies.
“We’re being responsive to what we’re seeing in the market,” Healthbox Director of Operations Jenna Rose told MobiHealthNews. “We were seeing applications coming in from later stage partners, and then with our strategic partners we were seeing an interest in funding [provider-focused] companies regardless of what stage they were at.”
The deadline to apply for Chicago’s Healthbox program is September 29.