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AWS Healthcare Accelerator in the UK Announces 12 Startups Selected for the Inaugural Programme
The first AWS Healthcare Accelerator in the UK cohort represents a variety of healthcare solutions backed by diverse leadership, with 50% of the cohort identifying as women-owned or minority-owned startups.
We are excited to announce the selection of the 12 participants for the first ever AWS Healthcare Accelerator in the UK. These 12 companies were selected from 117 applications from 13 countries, including the UK, by a panel from Amazon Web Services (AWS) and PUBLIC. PUBLIC is a leading government-focused technology company that brings a strong network of healthcare startups and an international presence to the AWS UK Healthcare Accelerator experience.
Announced in October 2021, the AWS UK Healthcare Accelerator in the UK is a four-week programme that cultivates and promotes innovative startup solutions that achieve the quadruple aim of improved patient experience, improved clinician experience, better health outcomes, and lower cost of care.
The 12 participants in the programme are working to solve many of the strategic imperatives of AWS healthcare customers in the UK.
Dignio connects patients and healthcare professionals through a digital platform that disrupts the traditional way of delivering health services and opens up new possibilities for a more sustainable solution. The award-winning solution, enables safe and cost-effective care, whilst at the same time liberating clinicians from routine tasks.
Sapien Health is the world’s first digital clinic for surgery, helping people prepare their mind and body for surgery through sustainable lifestyle changes.
Dr Julian is a mental healthcare platform that aims to increase accessibility and regulation of mental healthcare provision connecting the patients to vetted, online trained clinical psychologists, CBT therapists and counsellors via our secure video/audio/messaging link from their phone, tablet, or computer.
WYSA provides mental health support for everyone by helping users self-manage stressors by blending AI-guided listening with professional expert support. Services are anonymous, available 24/7, and clinically safe.
DDM Health is a multi-award-winning provider of digital therapeutics that improve patient health outcomes and unlock clinical efficiency.
PEP Health uses AI to provide deep insight into what patients are thinking in real time. Our proprietary Natural Language Processing technology transforms millions of patient comments into measurable & comparable data so that they can be used to improve experiences, drive better outcomes and democratise the patient voice.
The future of healthcare has patients at the centre of the ecosystem. Remedy’s platform captures the 95% of data that sits outside of the healthcare system by creating a direct, dynamic and longitudinal link between patients and their physicians leading to life changing results. Better data. Better care. Better trials.
Birdie delivers the most comprehensive, built-as-one technology platform for home care providers. Through the integration of data into a single source, they helps home care providers of all sizes offer a superior level of service to older adults in the UK – personalised around their needs, their health and their happiness. Birdie calls this Personalised Home Care.
Infinity is a SaaS task management solution for healthcare, providing staff with tools to plan and coordinate care, monitor performance, and make real-time operational decisions that improve safety and efficiency. Infinity replaces outdated technologies and inefficient processes, seamlessly integrating with existing systems to automate and optimise high-volume, mission critical tasks. The activity data collected by Infinity can also be used to build predictive models that inform strategic resourcing and planning decisions.
Abtrace supports healthcare systems to transform the way long-term health conditions are detected, monitored and treated. The platform that acts as data driven layer sitting on top of EHRs prompting proactive interventions and earlier diagnosis.
C the Signs is a clinical system that uses AI mapped with the latest evidence to identify patients at risk of cancer at the earliest and most curable stage of the disease.
Thymia analyses speech, video and behavioural data gathered via specially designed video games to help clinicians assess mental health conditions objectively and accurately, starting with depression. The company’s software aids clinicians before, during and after each appointment empowering them to find the right diagnosis and treatment faster, improving patient care, all whilst saving time and costs.
Over four weeks, the 12 selected startups will receive AWS Promotional Credits, specialised AWS training, mentoring from healthcare domain and technical subject matter experts, business development, go-to-market guidance, and investment guidance. The companies will also have potential proof-of-concept opportunities with public sector healthcare customers.
The programme brings in healthcare industry leaders to collaborate with startups on topics ranging from business models, regulatory pathways, clinical validation, electronic health record integration, and more. The programme also fosters collaboration opportunities with AWS customers and AWS Partner Network (APN) Partners looking for innovative healthcare solutions.
The accelerator programme culminates in a virtual demo day on April 25, 2022. Demo day is a showcase event featuring presentations from the startups and AWS leaders. Sign up to watch the showcase here.
Applications were judged on several factors, including the innovative and unique nature of the project, the overall value the solution will bring to the healthcare industry, the creative application of AWS to solve problems, and the team’s ability to deliver on an identified opportunity.
Learn more about the 12 AWS Healthcare Accelerator finalists and discover how AWS for Health supports customers and partners. See how PUBLIC helps healthcare startups to scale and succeed.
Dr Rowland Illing is the Chief Medical Officer and Director of International Public Sector Health for Amazon Web Services (AWS). He has responsibility for healthcare strategy and operations for AWS internationally, excluding the US & China. This encompasses healthcare providers, payors and health technology companies. He is passionate about the delivery of person-centred care, increasing access and improving outcomes at a lower cost by accelerating the digitization and utilization of healthcare data.
Rowland is an Honorary Associate Professor at University College London, who trained in both Cambridge and Oxford Universities. He is a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists and Senior Fellow of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management in the UK. He continues to present and publish on topics including digital healthcare and AI, is a member of the Digital Health Roster of Experts for the WHO and member of the European AI Alliance for the European Commission. LinkedIn, Google Scholar