The World’s Biggest Healthcare Award Show Returns for the 5th year at HLTH in Las Vegas

SAN FRANCISCO, April 15, 2023. The Digital Health Hub Foundation, formerly UCSF Health Hub, announces the 5th anniversary edition of its Digital Health Awards, the world’s largest awards show recognizing pioneering healthcare innovations globally.

The 2023 awards season proudly presents an exceptional ensemble of providers, payors, and sponsors, complemented by an exciting addition of new award categories. For the first time, select rising star companies will receive cash grants.

New executive producers for 2023 include, Dr. Anne Docimo, Chief Medical Officer at UnitedHealthcare and Dr. Stephen Klasko, Former CEO at Jefferson Health. 

UCSF, Northwell, Genentech, Eli Lilly, Cooley, Johnson & Johnson, along with more than 25 top digital health venture capital firms and over 1,000 expert judges, are among the sponsors and supporters who have returned.

Over 4,000 companies have applied over the past four years. Past winners include:

  • Livongo (2019)
  • Grand Rounds (2019)
  • Dr on Demand (2019)
  • Oura (2020)
  • Eko (2020)
  • Conversa (2020)
  • GoodRX (2020)
  • Omada (2021)
  • Cityblock (2021)
  • 1upHealth (2021)
  • Innovaccer (2021)
  • iRhythm (2021)
  • Lexie (2022)
  • Verta (2022) 
  • Science 37 (2022) 

Companies worldwide can apply to be an up and coming Rising Star or a Best in Class Company. New award categories for 2023 include: 

  • Longevity
  • Health Equity 
  • Patient Safety
  • Pediatric/Adolescent Care
  • Surgical Transformation
  • Women's Health

Returning award categories include: 

  • Best Use of AI in Health
  • Clinical Diagnostic Device, Platform or Tool
  • Consumer Wellness
  • Employer Subsidized Wellness
  • Mental and Behavioral Health
  • Next Generation Telemedicine
  • Remote Diagnostic Device, Platform or Tool

"Expanding the award categories and partnerships is a key focus this year and it reflects the rapidly evolving digital health landscape. The grand finale on the main stage at HLTH is sure to be the highlight of the year, providing our winners with an unrivaled platform to elevate their brand, network with industry leaders, and drive business growth. With last year's record-breaking attendance of over 2,500 attendees, we're confident that this year's event will once again draw a crowd and set a new industry standard." said Mark H Goldstein, Chairman of Digital Health Hub Foundation.

Award submissions opened on April 4th and will conclude on June 30th. The full schedule for the 2023 awards can be found here. A distinguished panel of expert judges, consisting of renowned healthcare professionals, digital health investors, and technology experts, will assess all submissions. 

Winners will be selected based on their innovation, impact, scalability, and potential for growth. The Grand Finale will once again be held at HLTH on October 9th at 5:30 PM on the main stage at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas. 

"In the second year of our partnership, we look forward to our continued collaboration with the Digital Health Hub Foundation Digital Health Awards as we continue to embark on a shared mission of healthcare innovation.” said Rich Scarfo, President of HLTH. “The awards program is a true agent of change and sets the standard for recognizing digital health startups making a tangible impact on today’s healthcare landscape."

The Preview Video Link for the Award Show can be viewed here. To apply, judge, sponsor or attend, click here 


About the Digital Health Hub Foundation

Health Hub SF LLC, doing business as the Digital Health Hub Foundation, is a 501(c)3 non-profit, supported by the healthcare venture capital community and others, whose mission is to help the world’s next best innovative healthcare companies scale and grow.

Founded in 2017, on the campus of UCSF in San Francisco, our 30,000 member community consists of thousands of early-to-late-stage healthcare companies and highly qualified healthcare industry providers, payors, experts, mentors, investors, clinicians and researchers who participate in our annual awards ceremony where we bring together the industry to honor and validate the best of the best and celebrate the technological advances in healthcare and the impact it has. 

About HLTH 2023

HLTH 2023 is a leading conference bringing together healthcare executives, investors, technology companies, and startups to discuss the latest trends and innovations in healthcare. The event provides a platform for networking, learning, and collaboration among healthcare professionals.

Category name
Best in Class Winner
Rising Stars Winner
Remote Diagnostic Tool or Device
Huma Therapeutics
Rune Labs
Aidar Health Inc.
Cognita Labs
Health Equity
Propeller Health
Pluto Health
Patient Safety
Employer Subsidized Wellness
Carrum Health
Reperio Health
Plethy, Inc
Women's Health
Carrot Fertility
Hey Jane
Pediatric/ Adolescent Care Innovation
Hazel Health, Inc.
Clinical Diagnostic Device, Platform or Tool
HeartFlow, Inc.
Particle Health
Flosonics Medical
Mental & Behavioral Health
Brightside Health
Flow Neuroscience
Ellipsis Health
Consumer Wellness
Outset Medical
Osara Health (formerly CancerAid)
Sonde Health
Surgical Transformation
nSight Surgical
Best Use of AI in Health Tech
Next-Gen Telemedicine
Nest Collaborative
Grant Beneficiaries:
Aidar Health
(Remote Diagnostic Device, Platform or Tool)
Ayble Health
(Consumer Wellness)
(Mental and Behavioral Health)
Pangaea Health
(Best use of AI in Health Tech)
Skin Analytics
(Best use of AI in Health Tech)
Hall of Fame
Johathan Bush
Jonathan Gleason
Category name
Remote Diagnostic Tool or Device
Health Equity
Patient Safety
Employer Subsidized Wellness
Women's Health
Pediatric/ Adolescent Care Innovation
Clinical Diagnostic Device, Platform or Tool
Mental & Behavioral Health
Consumer Wellness
Surgical Transformation
Best Use of AI in Health Tech
Next-Gen Telemedicine
Daniel Kraft
Stephen Klasko
Mark Goldstein
Geeta Nayyar
Stephen Klasko
Daniel Kraft
Geeta Nayyar
Matthew Holt
Daniel Kraft
Stephen Klasko
Mark Goldstein
Mark Goldstein
Matthew Holt
Murray Brozinsky
Chief Strategy Officer, Amwell Former CEO, Conversa
Gregg Talbert
Senior Vice President, Head of Personalized Healthcare and Digital Partnering
Lance Baily
"Founder/CEO - Advisory Board Member - Patient Safety Technology Challenge"
Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative
Stacy Feld
Regional Head, Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson
Brittany Barreto
Chief Innovation Officer & Founder
Omkar Kulkarni
Chief Innovation & Digital Transformation Officer
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles / Kids X
Jonathan Weiner
Founder, Chairman & CEO
Josh Seidenfeld
Partner and Chair, Digital Health
Charlie Haddad
Associate VP of Digital Health
Mike Roizen
Chief Wellness Officer Emeritus
Cleveland Clinic
Stefano Bini
Founder, DOC SF
Sally Frank
Global Healthcare & Life Sciences Lead
Unity Stoakes
President and co-founder
StartUp Health
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