Bayer G4A is a global program formerly known as Grants4Apps. These days, the “A” in G4A stands for much more — acceleration, advancement, AI, and everything else that’s advancing the current state of digital health. Officially, G4A is a global program within Bayer that “supports startups and companies that are developing innovative solutions in health and care.” In other words, Bayer is tapping into the entrepreneurial ecosystem to facilitate progress — both within its own ranks, and within the healthcare and wellness industries as a whole.
SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. While the the conference was founded in 1987, it wasn’t until 2015 that an official “Health” track was added to the agenda – first as a separate event and now as a fully-incorporated track during the Interactive festival.
If we had to sum up this year’s Connected Health Conference in three words, it would be “health system innovation.” What an amazing showcase of hospital innovation groups and their work to advance health through technology. We heard form groups like Johns Hopkins, Mt. Sinai in NYC, Healthbox/Intermountain Healthcare, and of course, Partners Healthcare.
Cora is a connected health company that redefines the treatment of hypertension by leveraging the use of technology to provide scientifically-backed recommendations. Cora provides lifestyle suggestions that urge users to engage in mindful, healthy behaviors – all presented through a beautifully designed user interface.
We’ve looked at each and every one of the 172 panels entered in this year’s Health & Wellness category to pick our favorites in a few categories that we’d love to see on stage. If you agree, give these panels your votes – it will get them one step closer to the SXSW stage this March 9-13 in Austin.
Caremap, developed by Boston Children’s Hospital’s Innovation & Digital Health Accelerator (IDHA) in collaboration with Duke Health System, is an app that enables family caregivers to securely store vital medical information and share it with health professionals as part of their care or in an emergency.