Healthcare reform is now less of a preoccupation as healthcare payers, providers and consumers digest the ramifications of the U.S. Presidential election and that the main tenants for the Affordable Care Act will become a reality.

Enabling this reality will call for continued innovation and solutions for best-in-class companies who understand how to capture, analyze, share and store health data about patients, members and consumers.  In recent years, TripleTree has been fortunate to work with some of the best innovators in healthcare through our iAward program; and given that our nominating process for the 2013 iAwards opened last week, a quick update on recent news from our most recent finalists makes sense.

2012 TripleTree iAward Finalists

CompanyRecent News
AwarePointAwarepoint announced strong Y/Y growth and new client relationships with Kaiser Permanente, Yale New Haven Health System, Monongahela Valley Hospital, Vidant Medical Center
Centene CorporationCentene’s Florida subsidiary announced being selected to serve Long Term Care members in 10 regions In Florida
Consult-A-DoctorConsult A Doctor™ announced a partnership with Aetna for a 24/7 Telemedicine and Work Life Service
CureMDCureMD announced partnerships with Veridian Strategies and unveiled a SMART Cloud software solution
Evitieviti announced partnerships with CureMD  and Aetna
FitlinxxFitlinxx announced it has been recognized with a Marcum Tech Top 40 by Connecticut Technology Council
Homecare HomebaseHomecare Homebase was named Best in KLAS for Homecare
Mobile HeartbeatMobile Heartbeat announced a partnership and investment bay Critical Alert Systems (CAS)
SilverlinkSilverlink announced a new engagement data management solution for healthcare organizations to optimize member experience and engagement
TelcareTelcare announced global expansion partnerships and new venture funding
Watermark MedicalWatermark Medical announced a range of new partners including SleepQuest, Sleep Optima, and The Snore Shop
WellAwareWellAward announced their new LivingWell@Home Program

 

As we’ve previously opined on these pages, the convergence of information technology and life sciences, coupled with ubiquitous connectivity, is revolutionizing the way healthcare is accessed and delivered.

A new generation of companies is harnessing information and communication technologies not only to improve care, but also to help people stay well.  Great organizations like the WLSA are linking thought leaders and spurring partnerships – and in a post reform world we’ll likely see new healthcare business models like Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) lead the way.

Let us know what you think.

Chris