Pittsburgh Technical Council

Innovator of the Year: Health IT

Innovator of the Year: Health IT

2017 Tech 50 Finalists
Innovator of the Year: Health IT

Careform - Careform empowers pharmaceutical companies to provide physicians and patients unparalleled access to specialty pharmaceutical products.  Through the proprietary web-based Careform Total Access platform, healthcare providers can easily navigate complex reimbursement pathways to optimize coverage for each patient before they arrive in the office for treatment.  Additionally, the Careform Total Access system provides a turnkey inventory management solution utilizing barcode and RFID technologies.  By providing access solutions focused on both patients and providers, Careform has become a valuable technology partner for some of the largest pharmaceutical brands in the U.S. 


Health-Monitoring - Health Monitoring is the country’s largest provider of population health monitoring, collecting information from 3,600 ambulatory care facilities, 700 hospitals, and the National Poison Data System. It serves state health departments in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Ohio, Connecticut, and Wyoming. It has service agreements with California, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan—a total coverage of 40 million Americans. Health Monitoring was awarded contracts from the states of Ohio and Pennsylvania to provide real-time surveillance of opioid-involved morbidity. The contracts are funded by a grant from the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. 


Iagnosis, Inc. – Pittsburgh-based Iagnosis, Inc. is the parent company of DermatologistOnCall, one of the largest teledermatology networks in the world. Through DermatologistOnCall, individuals can complete a visit online with a U.S. board-certified dermatologist anytime and from anywhere on their computers, tablets or smartphones or by downloading a free app available on the App Store or Google Play. The DermatologistOnCall network of nearly 300 U.S. board-certified dermatologists in 38 states sees patients online for more than 3,000 skin, hair and nail conditions, including common ailments, such as acne, rosacea, psoriasis, and eczema. DermatologistOnCall is HIPAA-compliant and HITECH-secure. 


M*Modal - M*Modal is a leading healthcare technology provider of advanced clinical documentation solutions, enabling hospitals and physicians to enrich the content of patient electronic health records (EHR) for improved healthcare and comprehensive billing integrity. As one of the largest clinical transcription service providers in the U.S., with a global network of medical editors, M*Modal also provides advanced cloud-based Speech Understanding™ technology and data analytics that enable physicians and clinicians to include the context of their patient narratives into electronic health records in a single step, further enhancing their productivity and the cost-saving efficiency and quality of patient care at the point of care.


MedRespond, LLC - MedRespond is a Patient Engagement Company that uses Artificial Intelligence technology developed at CMU to simulate conversations between patients and video coaches.  These conversations deliver real time disease education, prepare patients for upcoming surgeries, coach patients through behavioral change and reinforce care plan compliance.   MedRespond’s solutions are truly engaging – patients preparing for open-heart surgery spend over 95 minutes with their virtual surgery coach.  Patients feel someone is there for them, 24/7.  Surgeons see better prepared patients and families who ask more relevant questions.   And the proven increase in patient satisfaction scores has a direct impact on revenues, increasing reimbursement rates.


Net Health - Net Health is the leader in software solutions for specialized outpatient care. Their integrated end-to-end solutions include EMRs, practice management tools, clinical documentation, RCM, analytics, and professional services. They proudly serve 98% of the nation's largest hospital systems and drive the workflow of healthcare professionals in 3,700 facilities each day.

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