Finding innovative solutions to address barriers to health access will be critical as the field continues to make progress on improving health equity. Tech giant Verizon hopes to accelerate progress through its work with CoLab, an accelerator program that supports startups developing solutions around 5G, medical essential coverage, big data, artificial intelligence and XR technologies.
Seven organizations recently completed the third cohort of Verizon’s Forward for Good Accelerator, which is focused on scaling solutions that address barriers to health access and high-quality care. Participants presented their tech-enabled solutions at the Verizon Innovation Lab last month in Boston.
The startups received access to Verizon resources, including expert mentorship, technology enablement and coaching, networking and $50,000 in non-dilutive funding to scale their solutions. The winners are:
The company developed a platform to enable home-based primary care practices of the future.
Connecting Black women and women of color to culturally sensitive health care providers, the company provides evidence-based content and community support.
The company’s solution addresses social determinants of health by integrating health education, community context and health care in a comprehensive digital learning platform.
This firm helps organizations understand and solve transportation barriers for historically marginalized patients, including low-income, elderly, and disabled individuals who reside in rural communities.
This remote monitoring maternal care management platform captures, analyzes and communicates data in real time for enhanced clinical decision-making.
This company developed a mobile application that helps clinical teams streamline and scale their amputation-prevention practices through real-time monitoring of skin temperature changes, custom risk scores and patient education.
The company brings coordinated and culturally relevant mental health services to those living in underserved communities. Its health navigation tool aligns local community resources, community clinic availability and novel opportunities for culturally competent care.