Pilot Health Tech: call for applicants 18 December (NYC)

[grow_thumb image=”http://telecareaware.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Pilot-Health-Tech-logo.png” thumb_width=”150″ /]The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), in partnership with Health 2.0 and now Blueprint Health, are calling for joint applicants for the third annual Pilot Health Tech NYC. The program invites innovative healthcare companies and “host” partners (mainly providers) to jointly apply by 18 December for $1 million in competitive commercialization awards. If chosen, these will pilot together to validate a technology solution for commercial use or investment.There are 10 awards across three categories: complex systems, scalable solutions and turnkey projects. Application is here; they also have a Q&A Webinar at noon on 1 Dec to ask questions about the funding program and details about the application process. Prior program winners include GeriJoy, QoL, Nonnatech, Flatiron Health, eCaring and Canopy Apps.

eCaring gains Series A financing (US)

[grow_thumb image=”http://telecareaware.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/eCaring-Screenshot.jpg” thumb_width=”170″ /]Home care management/monitoring system eCaring (New York) this week secured $3.5 million in Series A funding, led by Ascent Biomedical Ventures. Private investor Stephen Jackson will be joining the eCaring board, as well as being on the board of client MJHS. Funding will go to product development, sales and marketing targeted to managed care plans, home health agencies, payers, hospitals and related entities. The CareTracker program is unique in that caregivers/aides with relatively low English language or computer literacy can, through icons, easily input both clinical and behavioral information on a home care patient which summarizes by patient and aggregates at the care manager level. There is also a CarePortrait feature that determines baseline norms for behavior such as activity and sleep. eCaring, with Pace University, was also one of 2013’s PILOT Health Tech NY/NYEDC/Health 2.0 winners for a project with the Henry Street Settlement. A big cheer for CEO/founder Robert Herzog who has been championing this aging services/aging in place technology for several years while QS apps and fitness trackers stole all the buzz at the cocktail parties and accelerators. Release, MedCityNews (photo)

NY-based accelerator, pilot programs up

Pilot Health Tech NYC 2014 is again providing $1 million in funding from a variety of partners for 10 or more pilot projects centered in New York City. Its purpose is to match early-stage health technology companies with healthcare organizations such as hospitals, employers, payers and pharma companies. Supported by NYC Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and Health 2.0, the application deadline is past but for those which have applied, the matchmaking sessions are on 11-12 March with a deadline for joint applications 23 May and Pilot Day 25 June.  Website.

Still open is the New York Digital Health Accelerator (NYDHA) program sponsored by the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) and the Partnership Fund for New York City. Applications are due 11 April which will fund up to 10 early and ‘growth-stage’ companies with $100,000 plus entry into a mentorship program with thirteen New York metro healthcare providers. Funding is being provided by several investors, Genentech, Merck, Pfizer and Infor. Website, release.