Boston, MA, October 11, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Cleveland Clinic Innovations has selected Twiage, a novel prehospital 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.
On October 26th, 2015, 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 October 26th. 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.
“We’re absolutely thrilled to be selected by Cleveland Clinic,” says Twiage founder, Dr. YiDing Yu. “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.”
The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association have made accelerating stroke treatment a major priority with the “Get with the Guidelines - Stroke” initiative. Across the country, only 3-8% of all stroke patients are treated with tPA, the clot-busting drug capable of reversing stroke symptoms. Because the drug can only be given in the first few hours of stroke onset, the number one reason for lack of treatment is delay in diagnosis and treatment of strokes. EMS first responders and prepared Emergency Departments are the key to solve this problem.
For thirteen years, Cleveland Clinic Innovations has been searching the globe for the next early-stage health information technologies that will disrupt the market and streamline the delivery of better care. Cleveland Clinic looks for ideas that are imaginative, innovative and inspiring. The winner of The Challenge will receive a free consultation from commercialization experts at Cleveland Clinic Innovations and its Innovation Advisory Board, made up of some of the most well-known industry experts, entrepreneurs, and investors in healthcare.
About Twiage LLC.
Based in Atlanta, GA, Twiage LLC. has developed a comprehensive and interoperable prehospital entry notification system that reduces the need for radio communication and delivers real-time situational awareness of incoming ambulances to busy Emergency Departments. By providing live patient data and GPS-tracked ETA for all incoming ambulances, Twiage helps hospitals and EMS agencies efficiently manage throughput and prehospital coordination, while improving performance measures, patient outcomes, and reducing costs.
For more information, please visit http://www.twiagemed.com.