UnitedHealthcare Accelerator collaborates with 10 startups to support modern health solutions

Modernizing the health system is a fundamental priority for UnitedHealthcare and is essential to create access to care for the communities we serve. To help promote the future of health care, 10 rising startups will be given close mentorship from UnitedHealthcare executives and subject matter experts from across the industry.

The four-month mentorship-driven UnitedHealthcare Accelerator began on Aug. 15. This iteration of the program will take a hybrid approach, with six weeks of in-person support in Minneapolis. Of the companies participating, 70% are led by founders who identify as women or BIPOC.

Last year’s program included technology companies enabling value-based care for providers in underserved communities, providing access to doula care through a virtual platform and improving quality of life and independence for people with cognitive disabilities.

“Now in our fourth year, the UnitedHealthcare Accelerator continues to prove itself as a valuable tool helping us solution for some of the most pressing challenges in health care,” said Kaylene Thompson, vice president of innovation at UnitedHealthcare. “We've built an amazing community of startups, mentors and leaders with diverse perspectives and experiences that enable the companies to flourish. We are thrilled to welcome our newest cohort into our community and are excited for the positive impact we can have on health together.”

The 10 companies, chosen through a rigorous and competitive review process, for the 2022 program class include:

  1. Defina

    A comprehensive data platform for pregnancy care, Delfina, predicts a member’s risk for adverse outcomes and supports them with personalized care.

  2. Ferrum Health

    Ferrum Health’s enterprise AI platform provides a validated catalog of AI solutions for early disease detection and intervention.

  3. Live Chair Health

    Live Chair Health serves as a culturally relevant last mile member engagement and activation arm for health plans and systems.

  4. Mood Health

    Mood Health seamlessly bridges the gap between primary care and mental health.

  5. ORX Surgical

    ORX Surgical’s procure to pay platform saves payors money on devise intensive surgeries through direct purchasing of implants from manufacturers.

  6. PayGround

    A patient-first platform, PayGround, is a patient-first platform that enables patients and their dependents to manage all bills from different providers in one platform. 

  7. Pluto Health

    Pluto Health bridges health data and brings personalized insights to address care gaps.

  8. Tembo Health

    Tembo Health provides senior living residents with in-home urgent and chronic care via telemedicine.

  9. WellTheory

    A digital nutrition and lifestyle-based coaching solution, WellTheory, helps autoimmune patients heal their conditions.

  10. YourPath

    YourPath makes population health management for people with substance use disorders effective and efficient.

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