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Converge2Xcelerate Announces 2018 Innovation Ignition Winners

2nd annual transformation and health modernization competition for blockchain and telehealth technologies, announces winners, at ConV2X conference, held in New York City


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Top Inset Photo, left to right: Editor-in-Chief, John Halamka, MD, 1st Place Winner: Happify Health, 2nd Place Winner: BitMed; 3rd Place Winner, WillChain, and Tory Cenaj, Publisher. Photo Lower Right: Competition judges and contestants
Top Inset Photo, left to right: Editor-in-Chief, John Halamka, MD, 1st Place Winner: Happify Health, 2nd Place Winner: BitMed; 3rd Place Winner, WillChain, and Tory Cenaj, Publisher. Photo Lower Right: Competition judges and contestants

"Converge2Xcelerate brought together an impressive array of early stage innovators to this competition, with judges representing some of the nation’s greatest digital health leaders. To win such an event was truly a great honor, and it provided validation of our value proposition as a cutting edge mental health digital therapy." Chris Wasden, EdD, Head of Pharma, Happify Health

Columbia University hosted over 90 honored speakers and 50 sessions on healthcare and blockchain technology applications and use-cases at ConVerge2Xelerate blockchain and telehealth conference (#ConV2X), held October 24th, 2018. The focus of the One-Day event was to discuss and debate blockchain and health technologies - such as AI, IoT, machine learning, and telehealth.

ConV2X is proud to announce its 2nd Annual Innovation Ignition Competition Winners:

  1. Happify Health
  2. BitMed   
  3. WillChain

 
“Converge2Xcelerate brought together an impressive array of early stage innovators to this competition, with judges representing some of the nation’s greatest digital health leaders. To win such an event was truly a great honor, and it provided validation of our value proposition as a cutting edge mental health digital therapy.” Chris Wasden, EdD, Head of Pharma, Happify Health.
 
The judging panel was comprised of six highly distinguished experts including:

  1. Bryan Arkwright, Managing Consultant / Professor, Schumacher Clinical Partners / Wake Forest University School of Law 
  2. G. Anton Decker, President, Health Innovation, Bon Secours Mercy Health 
  3. Gary German, Founder, and CEO, Nonnatech , and 2017 First Place Winner
  4. Gil Alterovitz, PhD, Faculty, Harvard Medical School/Boston Children’s Hospital
  5. John D. Halamka, MD, MS, CIO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Beth Israel Deaconess System 
  6. Karim Babay, CEO & Chief Investment Officer, Intrinsic Value Investment Partners 

Fred Bazzolli, Editor-in-Chief, Health Data Managment, and ConV2X media partner, tallied judges votes in real time. Judges used six criterion to select winners:  (1) identification of medical problem or technology gap, (2) technical solution, (3) relevance to blockchain or telehealth sector, (4) ability to monetize, (5) caliber and expertise of team, and (6) overall impression. 
 
Competition finalists also included:

  • American Telephysicians (ATP)
  • CoHealth 
  • Debut mHealth’s Debut Protocol 
  • Digipharm’s Reimburse
  • Knomadics

 
“The breadth of competitors that pitched in the lightning round was fantastic,” stated Tory Cenaj, Founder and Publisher. All the finalists have forward reaching products impacting patients’ lives. We thank each for their vision, grit needed to bring a concept to market , and look forward to supporting their growth.”

Competition entrants were asked to focus on the following areas:

  1. Reducing health systems and patient out-of-pocket costs
  2. Designing for the level of a patient’s mobility
  3. Educating patients on new technology, use, application, and outcomes
  4. Enhanced standard of care for care-giving, remote care, elderly care, and urban care

 
A special conference proceedings podcast issue will be availble. To receive an alert when it goes live, subscribe for free, on either journal site:
Blockchain in Healthcare Today
Telehealth and Medicine Today
 
Event Sponsors: ConsenSys Health, BurstIQ, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cadent Medical Communications, Healthcare Informatics, Health Data Management, HealthVerity, Izzy, Nonnatech, Pharmacy Podcast, SimplyVital, & 1800pr.
 
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About ConVerge2Xcelerate Conference (#ConV2X)
The ConVerge2Xcelerate Conference focuses on practical and next generation discussions on healthcare, blockchain use-cases, and applications by academic, established and emerging growth industry leaders - taking a close look at what is driving innovation and changes in our healthcare delivery systems today. Hosted by Columbia University, the 2nd annual event was held in NYC on October 24, 2018, in NYC. The event featured over 90 C-level and academic honored market leaders across 50 sessions discussing blockchain and health technologies. The one-day event covered technologies such as AI, IoT, machine learning, and telehealth.

To learn more:ConVerge2Xelerate
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CONTACTS:
Tory Cenaj
Conference Founder
P: 201.962.0211
E:  info@partnersindigitalhealth.com
 
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EVP @1800pr
1-800-PublicRelations 
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