Rock Health Announces Partnership with Kaiser Permanente, Unveils Its Fourth Class of Startups

Amy Puliafito
October 25, 2012


 
 
 
 
 
 
Today we are thrilled to announce our fourth class of incoming startups.

We are also excited share the news that Kaiser Permanente is joining Rock Health’s partner lineup, which includes the Mayo Clinic, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Mohr Davidow, Aberdare Ventures, GE, Genentech, United Healthcare, UCSF, Harvard Medical School, and Nike. The largest integrated healthcare system in the United States, Kaiser Permanente will work closely with Rock Health’s network of innovators to advance digital solutions within their network, and provide key insights to the entrepreneurs in the program.

“We are pleased to welcome Kaiser Permanente as a partner, especially as we welcome our fourth class of participants,” said Halle Tecco, CEO of Rock Health. “Kaiser’s broad and deep perspectives as a leading provider of health benefits and health services will be invaluable to the startups in our ecosystem as they scale and develop long-term strategies.”

The incubator received a record number of applications for a limited number of spaces. Participating teams receive mentorship, office space, operational support, and the option for $100K investment. Here are the outstanding teams joining Rock Health this fall:

Beam Technologies focuses on the convergence of technology and oral health, and makes the Beam Brush, the first app-connected toothbrush for mapping brush behavior 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.

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 elegant mobile applications to help consumers better manage and improve their health.

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.

About Rock Health
Rock Health is a nonprofit foundation focused on the intersection of healthcare and technology. Rock Health supports the next generation of health entrepreneurs through a startup accelerator, open-source research and public events. Additional information is available at www.rockhealth.com.