Rock Health announces fourth startup class and partnership with Kaiser Permanente

Rock Health, the San Francisco based accelerator for health technology startups, has announced their fourth class of startups and a partnership with Kaiser Permanente, which joins a list of significant existing clinical, investment, and strategic partners. These partners include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Mohr Davidow Ventures, Aberdare Ventures, GE, Genentech, United Healthcare, UCSF, The Mayo Clinic, Harvard Medical School, and Nike.

Rock Health’s newest batch of startups will also enjoy a five-fold increase in funding from previous classes, with each team now receiving 100K.

The fourteen startups embarking on the five-month program include:

Beam Technologies focuses on the convergence of technology and oral health. Its first product is the Beam Brush, a smartphone-and-app-connected toothbrush that maps brushing behavior in order to achieve a better understanding of oral care’s impact on overall health.

BenefitsMe helps employers more strategically manage their HR benefits approach and helps employees appreciate their HR benefits again.

CliniCast enables providers to improve outcomes and reduce costs through predictive analytics. Its first product, ARTO, helps providers reduce unnecessary hospital admissions in patients with chronic disease.

Eligible is an API that streamlines insurance eligibility checks for doctors and patients.

Kit Check helps hospital pharmacies process medication kits faster and without error, eliminating the need for hand-written paperwork by automatically generating reports. Kit Check allows pharmacies to move their team members to more clinical work and, in some cases, switch to a single checker.

LabDoor builds report cards for supplements and over the counter medications, grading them based on their safety, efficacy, and price.

Mango Health makes fun and engaging mobile applications to help consumers better manage and improve their health, with an initial focus on medication adherence.

Moxe Health is increasing access to medical care, first through triage.me, which combines community-wide routing schemes with individualized patient data to provide optimized recommendations.

OpenPlacement empowers people on all sides of the continuing care process with real-time information and tools to more efficiently and effectively match Seniors with Senior Housing and Care Providers.

SuperBetter turns your health goals into an on-the-go game, with a current focus on helping players manage mental health challenges including depression and anxiety.

Wellframe combines mobile technology and artificial intelligence to extend the provision of care from the hospital to the home, empowering patients to optimize their recovery and helping providers thrive in an evolving payment landscape.

Wello aims to make the world a healthier place by making fitness more personal, accessible, and affordable through an online marketplace of fitness professionals who instruct over live, 2-way video.

Wildflower Health is making pregnancy healthier, safer and lower cost through personalized mobile apps.

Zipongo delivers prescriptions for healthy living through its GroceryRx platform which helps families save money on personalized healthy meals and earn rewards for buying nutritious food.

 

 

 

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Rebecca Coelius MD

Rebecca Coelius received her Medical Degree from the University of California – San Francisco. She is an independent consultant, health systems researcher, and writer who speaks frequently on emerging opportunities at the intersection of medicine, technology, and evolving business models in healthcare. Follow her on Twitter @RebeccaCoelius

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