If you assume that the latest class selection of a ‘digital health accelerator’, Rock Health, is indicative of trends in the field, then you should be developing in the following areas: matching patients and providers; connecting a device with a tracking app; predictive analytics to minimize hospital admissions for those with chronic conditions; provider workflow; personalized health plans; incentives and mHealth apps in general. MedCityNews article.
Another accelerator, same territory, different choices. Blueprint Health’s last graduating class had largely different businesses as detailed in our 9 October article: medication adherence; analytics to help employers to lower cost on employee insurance and on worker’s compensation; hospital patient analytics; socialization for those with dementia; and pharma/med device-provider engagement tools. The overlap was in preventing hospital readmissions. So take your pick…their Winter 2013 class starting 7 Jan is still accepting applications. More at Xconomy