Amazon Web Services has announced five aged care innovations among 11 participants chosen for its health and aged care accelerator program that aims to help start-ups drive innovation and grow their businesses.
They include recent ARIIA grant recipient Gretel Analytics – a sensor-based monitoring and alert platform for aged care facilities that uses artificial intelligence to predict and prevent incidents including falls and help providers meet their compliance requirements.
Also chosen is the app for streamlining communications between registered nurses and family members of aged care residents Brenna, which is featured in Australian Ageing Agenda magazine (Nov-Dec 22) – and Humanetix, the point-of-care digital management system for aged care providers, which research shows can improve staff efficiency by 20 per cent.
The other two aged care innovations in the program are aged care virtual reality wellbeing solution SilVR Adventures and CareMonitor – a remote monitoring and telehealth software platform used by community care providers to improve healthcare journeys.
Merling Kong, former head of the sector’s innovation network InnovAGEING, congratulated the winners – all of whom are InnovAGEING alumni – on LinkedIn. “Congratulations to innovAGEING network participants Brenna, CareMonitor, Gretel Analytics, Humanetix, and SilVR Adventures on being selected for the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Healthcare Accelerator! Amazing work!!” he wrote.
Leaders from AWS and program collaborators including aged care provider IRT Group and the sector’s technology peak Aged Care Industry Information Council helped to select the 11 companies for AWS Healthcare Accelerator Australia/New Zealand for Aged Care and Digital Health.
Under the program, the recipients – which all use the cloud in their bid to improve health and aged care services – will receive mentoring from subject matter experts on business models, regulatory pathways, clinical validation, and electronic health record integration, as well as go-to-market and investment guidance.
The start-ups will also receive AWS training, computing credits, and potential proof-of-concept opportunities with AWS customers and AWS Partner Network (APN) members, according to AWS.
The group will then each demonstrate their technology for industry experts and investors at an innovation showcase event on 27 April in a bid to secure additional funding and potential customers.