Last month, the official launch of Startup Health Colorado took place last month at CU’s Anschutz Medical Campus. According to CyberMedNews, Steven Krein, CEO and co-founder of Startup Health, spoke to an energized crowd of innovators, clinicians and healthcare executives to hear about entrepreneurship, engagement and re-imagination.
Startup Health will partner Colorado’s top healthcare institutions – UCHealth, Children’s Hospital Colorado and CU Anschutz. The event at Krugman Conference Hall was sold out, and it was clear that Colorado’s thriving digital health community was eager to have a stake in the worldwide network of almost 200 health-tech startups.
Startup Health Colorado is Startup Health’s second regional affiliate. Based in New York, Startup Health launched its first regional affiliate, Startup Health Finland, in November of last year. Krein announced that Startup Health could potentially launch 25 more offices around the world over the next two years.
Digital Health and Twentyseven Global
Twentyseven Global works closely with the healthcare industry. Play-it Health is a startup company founded by Dr. Kimberly Gandy that helps patients adhere to a personalized medical plan through a mobile app. Twentyseven Global worked with Dr. Gandy and the Play-it Health team to build the Plan-it Med digital health solution, a mobile app and clinician portal enabled system which is designed to improve medical accountability through patient engagement. Dr. Gandy, a former pediatric transplant and cardiac surgeon noticed that some patients struggle with adhering to their personal medical regimen. This provided the inspiration for developing a health tech mobile app that encourages patients to take their medication.
In order to stay thoroughly involved in the digital health space, Twentyseven Global plans to move its Denver office to Catalyst HTI in the RiNo district when it opens in spring of 2018. According to Bisnow, Catalyst HTI plans to bring together established healthcare organizations, business incubators and accelerators, global health-tech companies, advocacy organizations like the American Diabetes Association, medical schools like CU Anschutz and a coworking space to house over 50 digital health startups. With all of these stakeholders working side by side, the goal is to develop and implement innovations that will fundamentally transform the healthcare industry.