StartUpMonday #28: Israeli Startups Think Big to Change the Healthcare Industry
There are some amazing healthcare startup companies popping up in Israel. From taking a larger part in your own healthcare to new technologies to deal with critical illness, there are companies working to provide cost savings, efficient ways of putting patients in more control of their healthcare choices. These startup companies were all finalists at the 3rd annual mHealth Israel conference’s startup contest in February of 2016.
Datos Lets You Take Part in Your Healthcare
With rising costs of healthcare all over the world we can all appreciate a company that is working to lower the cost of healthcare for the consumer. Israeli based company, Datos, is working to do just that.
Founded in 2015 the startup, Datos, is working to provide the missing link between data provided by patients and physicians. The platform allows consumers to add the health information they generate to the electronic health records (EHR) in the medical world. The system is setup to accept data from multiple devices and synchronize and prioritize the information. It also provides error protection of the compiled information.
Consumers are starting to want to take a bigger role in their healthcare and Datos helps them to do just that. Patients are able to use the platform to link up devices that they can use to take and report measurements, receive messages, tips, and alerts through apps or texting. With patients taking more initiative with their health, physicians are better able to assist them in the future, with an accurate picture of their daily life.
Intensix Benefits ICU Pateints and Staff Together
Intensix is working to bring benefits to not only the hospital’s ICU staff, but also to the patient. By using Big Data, constantly learning new knowledge, and the patient’s real-time data, the Intensix system provides predictions to help an ICU floor run more effectively. The system can be used in each stage of an ICU stay and is expected to reduce the average length of stay for patients. This helps to lower hospital costs and healthcare costs to the patients. Faster recovery times also help open up beds in the ICU for other patients that need the space.
Intensix can be used apart from other technology solutions or combined with existing hospital solutions. The system works to spot future complications in patients and helps the ICU staff to stay on top of what their patients will need and require. The analytics detect deterioration and warn the ICU staff of potential problems from admission to release from an ICU hospital stay. The system helps ICU staff to efficiently run a demanding floor of the hospital while still offering personalized services to each patient by tracking each moment of the stay.
Recently reported on Globes Israel’s Business Arena, “Israeli big data and intensive care analytics startup Intensix has signed an agreement with Mayo Clinic in the US to commence a study of early predictions of life-threatening complications in a critical care setting.” This is one startup that has started big and is gaining international attention.
recovr.io is Combining the World of Head Injuries with Virtual Reality
On average one American dies of a stroke every four minutes according to the Centers for Disease Control. Those that survive through a stroke are most often left with a long road of recovery ahead of them. They are required to relearn many of the simple daily tasks that they knew how to do before and relearn how to control their bodies.
recovr.io, headquartered in Israel, is working to help stroke victims, and others recovering from head injuries, rehabilitate through the world of virtual reality. They are working to open a new door for patients and therapists by temporarily removing the stroke victim from their world of disabilities and placing them into a virtual reality situation, where anything is possible.
recovr.io will provide multiple options for patients, including programs that are used in the care of a physician or therapist and options that the stroke victims will be able to take home. This would allow them to have access to a beneficial treatment for a longer period of time then what a set appointment each day or week with a therapist allows. This product will help brain injury victims to work through therapy in a less frustrating and restrictive virtual world.