Startup Shoutouts: August 31, 2020

Every day, innovators across the MATTER community are building new solutions that accelerate innovation, advance care and improve lives. Here’s a look into some of the most noteworthy headlines from our startup members over the past month.

CareAcademy partners with KairosHQ to create 10,000 new caregivers

CareAcademy, the leading provider of online professional development for caregivers, has partnered with [venture capital company Kairos HQ]({:target=”_blank”} to aid both the unemployment crisis and address the shortage of home healthcare workers and caregivers through a new training and job placement initiative.The first 10,000 job seekers to apply will receive free home health aide training and certification in any state. The program is a combination of digital courses, in-person training, background checks and job placement.

Illuminate.Health announces availability of recovery coach app to virtually transition SUD programs, a digital health assistant platform designed to help people live healthier, recently announced the availability of their product Recovery Coach. Recovery Coach is an artificial intelligence (AI) -powered digital health assistant and evidence-based addiction treatment that virtually supports patients in their journey towards substance use disorder recovery.

InDoc and EmOpti partner to provide emergency departments with flexible telehealth solution as COVID-19 surge continues

EmOpti, a health technology company providing clinical providers with a platform that links multiple acute care facilities, announced a new partnership with telehealth ED staffing company InDoc. This partnership will aid emergency departments with an affordable, turnkey solution to help fight the continued surge of COVID-19 along with the seasonal flu.

PhysIQ partners with NorthShore University HealthSystem and Carnegie Mellon University and receives FDA clearance

PhysIQ, developer of the first FDA 510k-cleared personalized physiology data analytics platform, partnered with NorthShore University HealthSystem and Carnegie Mellon University to use PhysIQ’s pinpointIQ™ solution to manage patients with heart failure and patients undergoing ileostomy. PhysIQ also received FDA clearance for their AI-Based Beat Detection algorithm, which is a continuous remote monitoring algorithm designed to improve physiologic monitoring accuracy.

Verto Health raises $2 million in recent seed round

Verto Health, a healthcare interoperability hub that uses machine learning to rapidly ingest health data, raised a $2 million seed round led by MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund in conjunction with Verstra Ventures, Amplify Capital and strategic angel investors in the digital health space. Verto Health will use the funding to continue to improve healthcare interoperability and care coordination.

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