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How an Indiana health system and MATTER worked together to help lower infant mortality amidst COVID-19

November 17, 2020

In 2018, the governor of Indiana challenged local healthcare providers and innovators to bring Indiana’s infant mortality rate — then the highest in the country — down to the lowest in the Midwest by 2024.

To tackle this challenge, Parkview Health, a not-for-profit healthcare system based in northeast Indiana (where the infant mortality rate is even higher than the state average) partnered wit…

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How CareBand is using wearable technology to automate contact tracing and monitor social distancing compliance

September 16, 2020

As the country shifts to opening more businesses and bringing employees back to the workplace, contact tracing solutions — or solutions that track the interactions of infected individuals — have become increasingly popular and essential to this new way of living. According to Adam Sobol, CEO and founder of MATTER startup CareBand, he realized the importance and demand for these solutions as ear…

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How physIQ’s AI technology became the perfect pandemic response tool

August 14, 2020

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses across healthcare have faced the challenge of retooling and pivoting their solutions to focus on the fight against COVID-19. But for MATTER startup physIQ, no pivoting, revising or overhauling was necessary: The company’s predictive analytics technologies were already uniquely suited to meet several of the needs and use cases of COVID-19 — and ready …

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How BayCare and Clearstep launched a COVID-19 screener in 9 days

May 5, 2020

On March 26, 2020 — less than two weeks after the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus outbreak a pandemic and one week after California became the first state in the U.S. to tell residents to stay home — MATTER startup member Clearstep and MATTER partner BayCare launched an online COVID-19 symptom screener.

The digital health startup and the Florida-based health system had…

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Report: MATTER startups raised $1.26B since 2015, saw 64% more revenue in 2019

February 12, 2020

An overview of our community’s major moments as MATTER enters its sixth year

A lot can happen in five years.

On February 13, 2015, MATTER’s doors opened for the first time with a handful of corporate partners and startup companies, a few programs and a thesis: that collaboration between entrepreneurs and industry leaders is the fastest, most effective way to accelerate innovation, advance car…

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