Introduction to Abaton Digital, Cliniserve and Clinomic, finalists of the second round of Headstart Awards

14 finalists were chosen from the second round of the ‘EIT Health Germany Headstart Awards’. Meet the first three: Abaton Digital, Cliniserve and Clinomic.

The second round of the‘EIT Health Germany Headstart Awards’ chose 14 startups to go the next stage: pitching their idea at the Frontiers Health event in Berlin. With less than a month to go, we are starting a series of introductory articles about the 14 finalists, who are they, what do they do and how are they preparing for the final stage.

Web profiles: www.abaton.info Twitter

  • Product/service idea in 50 words or less.
    ABATON is an innovative application connecting specialist doctors with patients in a standardized way in order to track disease progression to bring the right therapy to the right patient at the right time.
  • Origins of the idea.
    Most of the time you don´t really know where an idea comes from. But once we realized that there is a lot of potential in the health care sector to improve therapies and lives of patients, we knew that we want to contribute. Our strong background in biomedical research and in IT motivates us to work continuously for a better and digital future.
  • Key differentiated features of product/service.
    We developed our application with key opinion leaders and built all processes perfectly adjusted to the daily routine care. We have exclusive access to key HCPs and are already well known in the community – a huge competitive advantage. We uniquely provide the HCP a platform with which he can digitally prescribe the application within the appointment – with no app store in between.
  • Reasons for applying to Headstart Awards.
    Super exciting times need digital pioneers who push the boundaries of the imaginable. We learnt from friends who won the Head Start Award that EIT is such a network of pioneers and we would like to contribute to and participate in such a strong community. Striving together for a better health care.
  • Future plans and ambitions. What’s next?
    ABATON will provide a better and personalised treatment for patients living with chronic-inflammatory diseases. Our goal is to support our customers with every aspect of their care and therapy using innovative, digital tools. We are convinced that digital tools can significantly improve patients lives.

Web profiles: https://www.cliniserve.de/ LinkedIn Facebook

  • Product/service idea in 50 words or less.
    Our mobile application for nurses reduces the administrative workload of nurses, helps them structure their work, communicate with their colleagues and thus gives them valuable time to spend with patients.
  • Origins of the idea.
    Cliniserve was founded after short internships by the founders in care institutions. We saw that nurses were overworked and hardly spent time with patients (only 15%), the task they really went to work for. We’d worked together for two years and saw the potential in our ideas to help nurses focus on patient care and at the same time fight the nurse shortage in Europe. Starting with digital patient-nurse communication, we have since the beginnings in 2017 grown our product offer to 4 components, our company to an international team of 10 employees and customer base to 13 hospitals.
  • Key differentiated features of product/service.
    Our software is developed closely together with nurses and their modern-day requirements and it leapfrogs industry incumbents by relying on a completely new platform without any legacy systems that would hamper the development speed or user experience. This enabled us to become the only currently deployed mobile nurse assistant in hospitals, while other solutions only provide services for desktop PCs or focus on one process. This ensures nurses have a direct, tangible benefit from our system. Compared to the market, not integrating initially but in later stages, makes us faster and cheaper to implement.
  • Reasons for applying to Headstart Awards.
    We would like to benefit from the network and the publicity the program provides (as alumni startups like Munevo and Climedo confirmed). Amongst others, the application for the program already brought us in touch with EIT corporate partners. We want to use the financial support for an additional development ressource, that will help us develop integrations to current hospital IT systems earlier. This is important, as the processing and use of third party data will be time-consuming and contain risk – it will enable us to automatically create and delegate tasks for nurses and thus increase the relief we provide.
  • Future plans and ambitions. What’s next?
    We are currently focusing starkly on the further development of the solution to establish a scalable, easily integratable and irreplaceable system for our customers. A core requirement for these developments is that they offer tangible value to nurses and hospital management in any station or care institution. We should be ready for intensified scaling by the end of 2020, which is when we are aiming to raise further funding to support the growth across the EU. We are already addressing the DACH region and our goal is to become THE nurse assistant in Europe by 2022.

Web profiles: www.clinomic.ai

  • Product/service idea in 50 words or less.
    Medical data increases daily, doctors and nurses spend 50% of their day in front of computers. Our virtual medical assistant Mona uses state-of-the-art Artificial Intelligence to support them with documentation, disease detection and accurate, evidence-based treatment. Mona is saving lives, costs and time for what matters most: patients and their relatives.
  • Origins of the idea.
    As medical doctors, we spend 50% of our day in front of computers, instead of spending it with patients – a problem we certainly need to address urgently! Our team, derived from a long-term cooperation of data scientists, machine learning experts, engineers and medical professionals, developed Mona to save patient’s lives, costs and time for what matters most: patients and their relatives.
  • Key differentiated features of product/service.
    Mona is extremely easy to use: with an intuitive chatbot interface and speech recognition, Mona will significantly reduce ICU costs for its customers by more effective use of healthcare personnel. We estimate a reduction in labor costs up to 27% due to improved workflows. Mona will further improve the satisfaction of personnel by reducing documentation workloads. This will also increase patient satisfaction by freeing time for personal contact. Mona further works “on-premise”, meaning that no data will leave the hospital.
  • Reasons for applying to Headstart Awards.
    We applied for Headstart because it would support us in realising the next steps to reach market and shorten time-to-market for Mona. We would be able to further invest in the development of our hardware prototype, in particular addressing the challenges of an innovative medical product.
  • Future plans and ambitions. What’s next?
    Mona will reach the market after medical certification in the upcoming year. Our final goal is to become the leading platform for medical AI algorithms in the acute care sector, assisting medical personnel and patients worldwide.
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