UCSF Health Hub Announces the Award Categories for UCSF Digital Health Award 2020, planned for September 23, 2020

April 21, 2020

15 award categories announced, including 3 for best COVID digital health solutions, and more.

APRIL 21, 2020 -- SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- UC San Francisco’s Health Hub, an innovation hub and startup studio supporting the next wave of healthtech entrepreneurs, announced the award categories for the upcoming UCSF Digital Health Awards 2020. This unique awards event will celebrate the achievements of innovative companies who are dramatically improving healthcare with technology.

UCSF Digital Health Awards is an initiative to honor the best in digital health technology, who are transforming the way healthcare will be delivered tomorrow. The objective is simple- felicitating and spreading awareness for selected, cutting-edge technologies, so that they can have an even broader reach to better people’s lives and decrease healthcare costs.

After the phenomenal success of the 1st edition of the awards held last year- where winners across 15 categories were selected among 500+ applicants by a team of 100+ judges- the event promises to be even bigger for its second edition this year.

This year, the award will honor innovations across 15 selected categories that include: Top 3 COVID digital health solutions, consumer wellness, consumer prevention, mental and behavioral health, telemedicine, new application of AI, new EHR advance, remote diagnostics, hospital/clinical diagnostics, patient saving, employer wellness, best of UCSF, and UCSF Health Awards Hall of Fame.

Applications will begin on June 1, 2020 and they will be evaluated by an unmatched panel of expert judges from healthcare and venture capital 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. Winners across these categories will be announced and honored at a live event planned on September 23, 2020 at 6:00 pm PT at the  UCSF Mission Bay campus, and will also be streamed live.

"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 Partner at venture capital firm Builders VC. “We hope that shining a spotlight on these companies who are 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.”

“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,” he added.

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.

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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