The Digital Hospital: 80+ Companies Reinventing Medicine In One Infographic

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From messaging apps for hospital workers to surgeons training with VR, startups are working to transform patient care in the hospital.

Digital health continues to be on investors’ minds as the industry is on track for a record year with $7.2B in funding to private companies in the space.

Digital health companies vary widely in the user base they’re targeting, from physicians to athletes to insurers. In this post, we used CB Insights data to identify 82 private digital health companies that have a direct impact on hospital care and mapped them according to 15 categories within which they operate. Among other initiatives, these companies are changing the way referrals are processed, hospital rooms cleaned, and patient data collected.

This market map is not meant to be exhaustive of companies in this space.

Digital Hospital graphic updated

Here are the digital health categories in the map:

Care Planning: Companies creating tools to aid in the development of, and compliance with, treatment plans. An example is Dbaza Health, which built a digital solution to complement chronic disease management.

Supply Management: Companies developing digital tools to aid in handling the delivery and logistics of medical supplies within the hospital. Lab Sensor Solutions tracks the temperature and location of materials such as vaccines, blood, and pharmaceuticals.

Diagnostics: Companies developing diagnostic solutions that have a digital component. Examples include Lumiata, which has built a predictive analytics platform to aid the diagnosis and management of disease states, and Genalyte, developers of a rapid, point-of-care, blood diagnostics platform.

Communication: Companies developing tools to facilitate intra-hospital communication between healthcare workers or healthcare workers and patients. An example is Voalte, which developed a secure messaging service for nurses and physicians.

EMR/ Practice Management: Companies such as Modernizing Medicine focused on either replacing or complementing conventional health record systems.

Surgery: Companies developing digital tools designed to be used by surgeons or in the operating room. Gauss Surgical has developed a surgical blood loss monitoring system that runs on an iPad.

Referrals: Companies focused on platforms intended to aid physicians when choosing a specialist for the transfer of care. AristaMD, for example, has developed a software intelligence platform to help primary care physicians.

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Care Coordination: Companies working to ensure all parties in the care process remain informed and engaged. HealthLoop developed a patient engagement platform intended to facilitate patient-physician communication throughout the care continuum.

Patient Experience: Companies such as NarrativeDx working to either measure or improve the patient experience within the hospital.

Infection Control: Companies developing tools to help maintain proper hygiene. One such company is Xenex which develops robots that use UV light to disinfect hospital rooms and consequently reduce hospital-acquired infection rates.

Readmissions/ Emergency Department: Companies such as Qventus working to optimize patient intake or experience in the emergency department.

Hospital Navigation: Companies such as Gozio Health which develop digital tools designed to help patients and staff better find their way around the hospital.

Medication Management: Companies working in inventory management, medication delivery, and/or prescription verification. An example is Talyst which, among other solutions, develops medication inventory software.

Patient Monitoring: Companies working on continuous bedside or remote monitoring of patient status. One such company is MediBeacon which offers real-time tracking of kidney function.

Radiology: Companies such as Trice Medical or Imagia developing advanced visualization and image analysis tools to aid physicians when making a diagnosis.

Company chart:

82 Digital Health Startups Reinventing The Practice Of Medicine
Company Select Investors Category
Dbaza Health DreamIt Ventures Care Planning
Caremerge Arsenal Venture Partners, GE Ventures, Insight Venture Partners Care Planning
Oncora Medical DreamIt Ventures, BioAdvance, iSeed Ventures Care Planning
Wellframe Rock Health, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Formation 8, QueensBridge Venture Partners Care Planning
Rimidi Village Capital, Cox Enteprises, Venture Well Care Planning
CareSync CDH Solutions, Clearwell Group, Greycroft Partners  Care Planning
Aethon Draper Triangle Ventures, Ascension Ventures, Salix Ventures Supply Management
Lab Sensor Solutions 500 Accelerator, Launchpad Digital Health Supply Management
BlueBee CDH Solutions, Clearwell Group, Tullis Health Investors Diagnostics
Lumiata Khosla Ventures, BlueCross BlueSheild Venture Partners, Sandbox Industries Diagnostics
Genalyte Claremont Creek Ventures, BioMed Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Redmile Group Diagnostics
Lunit Formation 8, K Cube Ventures, Softbank Ventures Korea Diagnostics
Freenome Andreessen Horowitz, Founders Fund, Third Kind Venture Capital Diagnostics
DrFirst Goldman Sachs, SunTrust Banks, Savano Capital Partners Communication
[m]pirik BrightStar Wisconsin Communication
Cureatr Cardinal Partners, JMI Services, Milestone Venture Partners Communication
Voalte Ascension Ventures, Bedford Funding, Cerner Capital Communication
BeckonCall Undisclosed Investors Communication
PatientSafe Solutions TELUS Ventures, EDBI, Camden Partners, Menlo Ventures Communication
Stitch Y Combinator Communication
TigerText Norwest Venture Partners, Shasta Ventures, OrbiMed Advisors Communication
Modernizing Medicine IBM Watson Group, Sands Capital, Summit Partners, Pentland Group EMR/Practice Management
Yosko Techstars, Sprint Accelerator EMR/Practice Management
Pokitdok McKesson Ventures, New Atlantic Ventures, Lemhi Ventures, Healthy Ventures EMR/Practice Management
CareCloud Intel Capital, Norwest Venture Partners, Adams Street Partners EMR/Practice Management
PracticeFusion Artis Ventues, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Salesforce Ventures EMR/Practice Management
medCPU Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center EMR/Practice Management
ESO Solutions Austin Ventures, Accel-KKR EMR/Practice Management
Flatiron Health Google Ventures, Roche Venture Fund, First Round Capital, Casdin Capital EMR/Practice Management
Augmedix Rock Health, DCM Ventures, Emergence Capital Partners EMR/Practice Management
Gauss Surgical Jump Capital, LifeForce Ventures, Promus Ventures, Summation Health Ventures Surgery
Intellijoint Surgical Georgian Angel Network, MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund Surgery
Surgical Theater HTC, Shanghai Creation Investment Surgery
TouchSurgery Blueprint Health Surgery
CMR Robotics Cambridge Innovation Capital, Escala Capital, LGT Capital Partners, ABB Technology Ventures Surgery
Simulated Surgical Systems Undisclosed Investors Surgery
OrthoSensor Ziegler Meditech Equity Partners, Bridger Healthcare, Tullis Health Investors Surgery
Aidin New York Digital Health Accelerator, General Catalyst Partners, HLM Venture Partners Referrals
AristaMD Avalon Ventures, Correlation Ventures Referrals
Grand Rounds Greylock Partners, Venrock, Harrison Metak Referrals
Kyruus F-Prime Capital, Highland Capital Management, Lux Capital Referrals
Solera Health BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners, Sandbox Industries Referrals
Healthify New York Digital Health Accelerator, Kapor Capital, Milestone Venture Partners Referrals
Health Gorilla Data Collective, True Ventures, Orfin Ventures Care Coordination
Dash MD University of Toronto Care Coordination
HealthLoop Summation Health Ventures, Canvas Ventures, Founders Fund Care Coordination
SilverVue Epic Ventures, GE Ventures, Pritzker Group Venture Capital Care Coordination
Bivarus Excelerate Health Ventures, NueCura Partners, Halteras Venture Partners Patient Experience
NarrativeDx DreamIt Ventures, LiveOak Venture Partners Patient Experience
MedStatix Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Aspire Ventures Patient Experience
appliedVR Techstars Patient Experience
Altitude Medical Undisclosed Investors Infection Control
Xenex Battery Ventures, RK Ventures Group, Targeted Technology Infection Control
Hyginex Persistent Venture Fund Infection Control
Hand-in-Scan DBH Investments, Perion Investment Fund Infection Control
Qventus Fenox Venture Capital, Y Combinator, FundersClub Readmissions/ Emergency Department
jvion Mayo Clinic, Eastside Partners Readmissions/ Emergency Department
Position Health Blueprint Health Readmissions/ Emergency Department
check-ER Merck Accelerator Readmissions/ Emergency Department
Gozio Health Rutherford Seydel, Undisclosed Investors Hospital Navigation
Connexient Undisclosed Investors Hospital Navigation
PerceptiMed Easton Capital, New Science Ventures Medication Management
Talyst AIG Investments, Ignition Partners, OVP Venture Partners Medication Management
ZappRx Atlas Venture, SR One, Life Science Angels Medication Management
RxRevu Multiple angels Medication Management
Capsule Thrive Capital Medication Management
Sentrian Frost Data Capital, TELUS Ventures, Tech Coast Angels, REV Patient Monitoring
MediBeacon BioGenerator, HC2 Holdings Patient Monitoring
Glytec Equity Resource Investments, Standard Pacific Capital, Sea Dragon Healthcare Partners Patient Monitoring
OptiScan MedVenture Associates, Morgenthaler Ventures, Wexford Capital Patient Monitoring
Ornim Medical GE Ventures, OrbiMed Advisors, Agate Medical Investments Patient Monitoring
EarlySense Samsung Ventures, ProSeed Venture Capital, Welch Allyn Patient Monitoring
Endotronix Aperture Venture Partners, BioVentures Investors, SV Life Sciences Patient Monitoring
Butterfly Network Aeris Capital, Stanford University Radiology
HeartFlow BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners, Capricorn Healthcare, Sandbox Industries, US Venture Partners Radiology
EagleEyeMed Undisclosed Investors Radiology
Arterys AME Cloud Ventures, Asset Management Ventures, Emergent Medical Partners, GE Ventures Radiology
Enlitic Capitol Health Partners, Data Collective, Amplify Partners Radiology
LifeIMAGE Zaffre Investments, Cardinal Partners, Galen Partners, Long River Ventures Radiology
SonoCine Undisclosed Investors Radiology
Imagia BDC Healthcare Venture Fund, Emerillon Capital, Lumira Capital, Real Ventures Radiology
Trice Medical BioStar Ventures, Safeguard Scientifics, HealthQuest Capital Radiology
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