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Today’s Industry Spotlight: Healthcare
Orlando’s reputation for healthcare is backed by two of the nation’s largest hospitals, the #2 Florida Hospital (ranked #1 overall in the state by US News), and the #7 Florida Regional Health center. Orlando is also home to Adventist Health Systems, one of the country’s largest healthcare providers, and the Lake Nona Medical City, a 650-acre health and sciences park that will allegedly have a $7.6 billion impact on the region. With a clearly thriving healthcare industry, Orlando is poised to drive industry innovation for years to come.
In rough shape? Use Mend to schedule a home visit from a doctor. Mend gives you the ability to locate and request medical services from the convenience of your phone. Users can select a doctor on the app, view ratings, and choose between a call or a home visit. Once the doctor is selected, patients can sit back, relax, and wait for their checkup.
Carespotter, a marketplace for caregivers, allows you to find quality care for yourself or loved ones. Users can post on the Carespotter site, and highlight the types of care they are looking for. Once a local caregiver is selected, family members can supervise care through the Carespotter online care manager.
AssistRx specializes in ePrescriptions and the development of software that streamlines the process of “distributing, and administering specialty medications.” AssistRx tries to maintain the flow of information between all prescription relevant parties in an attempt to improve patient adherence.
Never miss a dosage with SMRxT’s smart pill bottle and app. The bottle and app work in tandem to remind you what, when, and how much of your medication you should take. The SMRxT app records the times and amount of pills taken and can alert caregivers of signs of abuse
PN Medical creates devices that treat pulmonary and respiratory conditions, such as COPD, Asthma, Stroke, and Congestive Heart Failure through muscle training. PN Medical offers treatment in the form of the Breather, an affordable pulmonary treatment device, available for $39.
Health Box Studios is a business accelerator specific to healthcare startups. The accelerator’s primary goal is to help innovative healthcare startups reach their full potential. Healthbox Foundry, also under the Health Box umbrella, works with established healthcare companies to drive innovation internally. Orlando-based BookThatDoc, and CareSpotter, are both graduates of the HealthBox accelerator program.
FitBot is an app and web platform that facilitates communication between fitness trainers/strength coaches and their clients. FitBot allows trainers to distribute workouts to clients, as well as track their performance. Clients and trainers can send and receive workouts from the FitBot app and/or web platform.
BookThatDoc takes the pain out of scheduling doctors appointment. The BookThatDoc search tool allows users to filter their searches for health professionals based on location, specialties, language, gender, reason for visit, and more.
LimbitLess Solutions is revolutionizing the way that prosthetic limbs are made and distributed. Traditional prosthetics are high priced and need to be constantly replaced as a child grows. The Limbitless team has engineered an affordable 3D-printed bionic arm. The team of UCF grads is raising funds in an effort to provide LimbitLess’ prosthetic limbs to child-victims of the violence in Syria.