Cleveland Clinic Innovations has selected Twiage, a pre-hospital communication solution that enables hospital emergency departments to triage incoming ambulances, as one of the four finalists of the prestigious 2015 New Ventures Healthcare Challenge.
Aimed to disrupt antiquated radio communication, Twiage is a comprehensive and interoperable prehospital alert system that delivers real-time situational awareness of incoming ambulances to busy emergency departments. Paramedics and EMTs can use Twiage’s HIPAA-compliant smartphone app to capture stroke symptoms in video, EKGs for heart attacks, trauma scenes through photos, and record digital voice memos. By providing live patient data and GPS-tracked ETA for all incoming ambulances, Twiage helps hospitals accelerate treatment for strokes, heart attacks, and other critical emergencies, while improving performance measures, patient outcomes, and reducing costs.
“We’re absolutely thrilled to be selected by Cleveland Clinic,” says Dr. YiDing Yu, Founder, Twiage. “When a patient has a stroke, time is brain. Twiage is helping stroke teams accelerate diagnosis and treatments, even in the most rural landscapes. We are excited that Cleveland Clinic recognizes that potential in prehospital and EMS care coordination and we are ready to show why Twiage is a winning solution.”
On Oct. 26, the New Ventures Healthcare Challenge will kick off the Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit, one of the nation’s premiere conferences on healthcare innovation, where the remaining four finalists will present their groundbreaking technologies live before a judging panel of investors, technology and clinical experts, as well as a general audience of industry professionals in healthcare. Started in June 2015, competing companies in the Challenge are vetted through three rounds with a winner to be announced on Oct. 26. This year’s Medical Innovation Summit is focused on Neuroscience and the overall state of healthcare innovation, and will bring 1,700 global investors, clinicians and technologists in healthcare.