UCSF Health Hub Announces Finalists For UCSF Digital Health Awards

September 23, 2019

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SEPTEMBER 23, 2019 --  SAN FRANCISCO, CA --  UC San Francisco’s Health Hub, an innovation hub and startup studio supporting the next wave of healthtech entrepreneurs, announces the first round finalists for the upcoming UCSF Digital Health Awards. This unique awards event will celebrate the achievements of innovative companies dramatically improving healthcare with technology.

The finalists were selected across 13 categories by an unmatched team of expert judges in the healthcare and VC industries, including Vinod Khosla (Khosla Ventures), Ursheet Parikh (Mayfield Fund), Blake Wu (NEA), Michael Roizen (Cleveland Clinic), Michael Blum, MD (UCSF), Michael Lesh, MD (UCSF) and Dan Burnett, MD (Theranova) among others. Ten finalists per category were chosen from more than 500 submissions.

“Technology has become an integral part of any conversation about improving the physical and mental health of millions,” said Mark H. Goldstein, Chairman of the UCSF Health Hub and General Partner at venture capital firm Builders VC. “We hope that shining a spotlight on the companies making unbelievable strides in this space will further the conversation on healthtech and bring these solutions to the mainstream, so that doctors can do their jobs better and patient care can continue to be improved across the board.”

“These startups represent the best of the best in the rapidly developing and increasingly impactful arena of digital health and medicine, and I’m excited to be a part of initiatives that help recognize their successes and potential across healthcare,” said Daniel Kraft, MD, Founder & Chair, Exponential Medicine.

Some of the finalists include: Meru Health, Butterfly Network, BetterHelp, wayForward, NOCD, Livongo, Zebra Medical Vision, Headspace, SWORD Health, 23andMe, FitBit, Talkspace, Propeller Health, Evolent Health, Lumeon, Forward Health Group, Ambra Health, Eko, Azumio, Flatiron Health, MobileODT, Castlight, Grand Rounds, Pill Club, Elvie, Lively and Doctor on Demand.

All finalists in each of the below categories, corresponding to the most important problems that digital health is solving for millions of patients today, can be viewed at https://www.healthhubsf.org/awards/finalists.

  • Application of AI
  • Behavioral Health Company
  • Consumer Wellness & Prevention
  • Digital Diagnostic - Cardiovascular
  • Digital Diagnostic - Cancer
  • EHR – Data Interoperability
  • EHR – Patient Engagement
  • Employer Wellness & Prevention
  • FemTech
  • Mental Health
  • Patient Cost Savings
  • Remote Care & Diagnostics
  • Telemedicine

Submissions were open to qualified, mature healthtech companies with in-market products that have been used by thousands of patients and have been verified in a validation study or clinical trial.
Despite the recent growth of the healthtech industry, which reached nearly $8 billion in investments in 2018, the reach of digital health remains limited by a lack of knowledge on the potential of these technologies. UCSF Health Hub established the Digital Health Awards to spread awareness for the leading healthtech companies transforming patient care, so that today’s cutting-edge technologies can have an even broader reach to better people’s lives and decrease healthcare costs.

“Promoting the winners will lead to people getting more comfortable experimenting with the best of the best, most novel and winning products and services, to make the promise of the digital health revolution a strong reality. We hope that the Digital Health Awards can help speed the trajectory of adoption and make a difference,” said Goldstein.

Marketing collaborators include Matthew Holt, founder of Health 2.0, leading healthcare nonprofit HIMSS, Rock Health, Startup Health, UCSF Innovation Ventures, Builders VC and Red Crow, as well as the American Medical Association’s Physician Innovation Network and J.P Morgan Chase.

Winners will be announced and honored at a ceremony on the UCSF Mission Bay campus on October 10, at 6:00 pm PT. To learn more about the event, subscribe to the live-stream and for tickets, click here.

About UCSF Health Hub
UCSF Health Hub is a 501c3 non-profit supported and funded by Silicon Valley’s top health-related venture capital firms in a unique affiliation with UCSF. UCSF Health Hub connects ideas and companies with the people, expertise, and capital to scale breakthrough healthcare solutions and produces monthly on-campus events operates an company-to mentor-to clinician online matching system called Health Hub Connect and produces the UCSF Digital Health Awards show. Visit us at https://www.healthhubsf.org/ and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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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 - HealthySimulation.com 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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