NEW DELHI, February 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
Developers of myhealthvectors were named grand prize winnersof the 2017 HITLAB World Cup: India, a digital health tech challenge open to innovators across India. The dynamic competition took place before prominent medical technology thought leaders
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Health Vectors is revolutionizing personal health management by collecting clinical and personal health data from individuals (via hospitals, insurance companies, and corporations) and providing them with hyper-personal, actionable insights using predictive analytics and machine learning. The company's goal is to eradicate chronic diseases globally. Its personal health analytics engine also helps various stakeholders in the hospital, health insurance, and corporate sectors by providing deep insights into an individual's current and future health.
"It was truly a humbling experience winning the 2017 HITLAB World Cup: India and being part of a prestigious program," said Dr. Subhasish Sircar, Founder and CEO of Health Vectors. "Health Vectors is now squarely focused on explosive growth in hospitals, insurance companies, and corporate verticals. Recognition by, and collaboration with, HITLAB will go a long way toward establishing the key relationships globally that are essential for such growth."
According to Devmalya Sarkar, M.S., Summit Director at HITLAB®, organizer of the event, "The HITLAB World Cup: India enables highly creative healthcare technology entrepreneurs to showcase ideas with the highest probability of significant diffusion that will lead to healthcare transformation. The competition is the highlight of our HITLAB Innovators Summit: India, a two-day event packed with engaging talks, panel discussions, and presentations on the latest evidence of high-growth health innovations."
He continued, "We congratulate Health Vectors and all the finalists, who produced exceptional solutions to pressing health challenges. We are inspired by their dedication, and determined to advance their projects as well as others through HITLAB's extensive collaborative network."
Health Vectors earned top honors by demonstrating the outstanding impact, innovation, feasibility, and business sustainability of its idea to judges Dr. Pinak Shrikhande, Principal, Healthquad and Director, Critinext; Sunil Thakur, Director & COO at Quadria Capital; Ron Lancaster, Director, Corporate Research at Boston Scientific; and Frank Fries, Director of Information Technology and Product Management at HITLAB.
eKincare was adjudged runner-up of the competition; other finalists included Apcegen, Zeolr Technologies, and Wide Heart Solutions.
The HITLAB Innovators Summit: India is designed to diffuse digital health innovation for improved healthcare access, delivery, and outcomes. This year's event took place at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and featured talks, panels, and networking opportunities focused on 'EMPATHY DRIVEN DIGITAL HEALTH INNOVATION: Improving Health Outcomes by Understanding the Needs of the End-User.'
Boston Scientific's Ron Lancaster described the conference: "The HITLAB Summit excelled in many ways but I would highlight two areas that stood out for me. The first was the diverse and talented group of industry, academic, government representatives, physicians, and entrepreneurs that participated. I really enjoyed the networking and interactions."
He continued, "The second was the quality of the digital health concepts presented by the entrepreneurs competing in the World Cup. As a judge, it was very difficult to select one over another as they all were innovative, well presented, and will bring tangible and positive changes in the care of patients around the world."
Boston Scientific was the Visionary Sponsor of the Summit, in compliance with its policies; Healthquad sponsored the HITLAB World Cup: India, with mentorship support from Quadria Capital.
HITLAB® is a healthcare innovation lab that helps leading organizations with the ideation, creation, evaluation, and diffusion of technology-based solutions to improve the quality and accessibility of healthcare worldwide.
Our scientific, multidisciplinary approach allows us to effectively investigate digital health research questions, providing stakeholders from all sectors of the global healthcare system with meaningful ideas and products, as well as an evidence base across numerous therapeutic and geographic areas.
HITLAB is committed to accelerating the diffusion of digital health impact through education across communities and continents. To learn about our latest activities, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and visit http://www.hitlab.org.
About the HITLAB Innovators Summit: India and HITLAB World Cup: India
The HITLAB Innovators Summit: India brings together leaders in public health, medicine, technology, and design to discuss health issues and solutions. The Summit offers a series of carefully curated talks, panels, and collaboration opportunities to engage the most creative minds in health and technology. The 2017 event, powered by Visionary Sponsor Boston Scientific in compliance with its policies, focused on 'EMPATHY DRIVEN DIGITAL HEALTH INNOVATION: Improving Health Outcomes by Understanding the Needs of the End-User.'
The HITLAB Innovators Summit: India culminates in the HITLAB World Cup: India - sponsored this year by Healthquad, with mentorship support from Quadria Capital - a challenge of unparalleled diversity where innovators present original solutions to pressing global healthcare challenges: http://www.hitlabsummit.com/newdelhi-2017/
Media contact: Devmalya Sarkar [email protected] +91-9205058722 Assistant Manager, HITLAB
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