4 Health Tech Startups That Are Improving the Health of Americans


Health tech is a hot niche in the startup arena, and it shows no sign of cooling off. Considering many Americans eat poorly, exercise sporadically and continue to gain weight, leaders of the booming health tech industry have their work cut out for them. Thankfully, a handful are up to the challenge.

We’ve tracked down four health tech startups that are on a course to change healthcare as we know it.

1. Doximity

Doximity is on a mission to transform the way doctors communicate, and it’s well on its way to achieving its goal.

Launched in 2011 and headquartered in Silicon Valley, Doximity is the largest secure medical network on the Internet. Patients are demanding comprehensive assessments and greater efficiency from doctors. Doximity helps doctors communicate and collaborate quickly and confidentially, giving the patient the best care possible. In fact, Doximity is helping medical professionals exchange more than 10,000 HIPAA-secure messages every day. As a result, Doximity is helping doctors save time and deliver better patient service.

In response to America’s increased need for healthcare professionals, Doximity recently launched Talent Finder. The service helps connect doctors with new careers and consulting opportunities, provides updates on compensation trends in their specialty and more. In January 2014, Doximity announced its amazing growth numbers. From 2012 to 2013, the network grew by 100 percent to 250,000 members, and in doing so now boasts more members than prestigious organizations such as the American Medical Association.

2. Omada Health

Omada Health is a Silicon Valley startup based in San Francisco, California focused on building evidence-based digital health products that improve lives.

Omada Health’s pioneering product is Prevent. Prevent is an engaging 16 week online diabetes prevention program that helps motivate people with pre-diabetes to make meaningful lifestyle changes. Based on the National Diabetes Prevention Program curriculum, Prevent offers clients a combination of coaching and social support. According to the Prevent website, one in three U.S. adults has pre-diabetes and 90 have no idea. The website offers a quick test to help you discover if you may be one of them.

Founded by a trio of die hard entrepreneurs with extensive experience in the healthcare arena, Omada Health is an interdisciplinary team of professionals who clearly aren’t afraid of rolling out groundbreaking health technology.

3. Vocera

Based in sunny San Jose, California, Vocera is a fast growing mobile technology company creating intelligent ways to communicate that instantly connect workers in mobile, mission-critical environments.

Frequently utilized in a healthcare environment, Vocera solutions are improving patient satisfaction. One product that is doing so is the Vocera Care Experience suite. This collection of services provides caregivers patient-centric communication solutions that range from pre-admission to discharge.

The Vocera Badge is another product that’s putting Vocera on the map. This wearable voice-controlled device is not only lightweight, but also provides users with instant communication using easy commands. The Vocera Badge is perfect for healthcare workers who want to respond to a communication without having to press a button.

4. Eliza Corporation

Eliza Corporation wants to revolutionize heath and healthcare by taking a fundamentally new approach to changing behavior. Along the way the company hopes to make people happier and more productive, by making them healthier.

Eliza Corporation has enjoyed more than one billion interactions with people about their health, and they’ve learned a lot, including which approaches to care are most effective and which are in vain. A leader in Health Engagement Management, Eliza Corporation couples consumer insights with technology and business intelligence to elevate healthcare experiences and minimize cost. The company also co-founded the non-profit movement Seduce Health.  Seduce Health is a virtual community that encourages the healthcare industry to alter communication strategies.
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As baby boomers age, there’s no doubt that the number of heath tech startups will continue to accelerate. Which of our featured health tech startups do you think has the power to build a healthier America?

Alexia Chianis

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