Meet the Startups Using the BurstIQ Platform to Solve COVID-19
By Angie Gallagher
BurstIQ is a first-of-its-kind data management platform that builds multi-dimensional profiles of people, places, and things, and enables the connections between them. It allows data to be securely owned, shared, and trusted across a global data exchange network, driving more in-depth insights and more meaningful collaborations in health.
“Bring your impossible to life.” It’s a saying we believe in strongly and regularly use here at BurstIQ. When you bring together groups of innovators that focused on a common goal, what seems impossible suddenly is possible. We want to work with people and organizations who feel the same way.
The COVID-19 virus has turned the world upside-down. The need for sharing critical data and collaboration amongst medical experts is more significant than ever. We’re proud to have nine such organizations on the BurstIQ platform who are helping facilitate solutions for COVID-19.
We want to take a moment to introduce you to them.
NiMEDix is a Nigerian startup aiming to revolutionize the healthcare industry across the African continent using AI technology. NiMEDix aspires to cut bureaucracy, funds misappropriation, long waiting times, and equipment unavailability.
They are developing a platform that offers financial scalability, interoperability, consumer disintermediation, and data incentivization.
Texas Disasters Inc. — SoScial.network (Texas)
Texas Disasters Inc. got founded as a direct result of the volunteer rescue and relief efforts of Hurricane Harvey. Founder Jon Cole felt there was a real need to have a better method of doing things during the crisis, and so the SoScial.network social platform was born.
SoScial.network is presently utilized to help coordinate COVID-19 crisis efforts, and also enables individuals to request help if they need it.
SELF Platform (New York)
With over 10,000 members already in their community, the SELF platform offers people a unique way to invest in themselves physically, mentally, and spiritually. It aims to reward platform members for everyday activities, such as learning a new skill.
SELF utilizes advanced AI technology to provide its community members with personalized challenges that benefit each person’s mind, body, and soul. SELF works in conjunction with health and fitness smartphone apps to reward its members.
LifeFilez is committed to helping individuals and their families organize and have easy access to essential documents. Examples include insurance policies, powers of attorney, medical information, and financial records.
LifeFilez aims to provide its users with a convenient way to archive and access many of life’s essential and emergency documents in one HIPAA-compliant environment. It’s proving particularly useful for people during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Tribe Health (Texas)
Another healthcare innovator from Texas is Tribe Health. The company provides medical content and data management solutions using its patent-pending AIR (Automated Interactive Record) platform.
Tribe Health offers a COVID-19 end-to-end solution using its AIR platform that includes testing kits and their Tribe Health app to track symptoms and test results.
Synsal is a Silicon Valley startup that has invented a compact home blood test device with blockchain technology. The patented tools enable people to own their quantified wellness data, track and improve test results, and even anonymously monetize their test data.
Based on next-generation micro-plasma technology, each device can test for the presence of COVID-19 and at a low cost of just $20 in high volumes.
EHT Advisors (Washington)
EHT Advisors (Exponential HealthTech Advisors, Inc.) is a veteran-owned startup that specializes in healthcare IT strategic consulting and innovation research. Their mission is to create a blockchain, a framework for trust between patients and healthcare providers.
Their data analytics, program management, and advisory services are providing an invaluable contribution to the fight against COVID-19.
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Secure Health Chain (Australia)
An Australian startup, Secure Health Chain, uses blockchain technology to create “patient passports” for individuals. The healthcare solution enables patients to be in complete control of their medical data and lets them choose which practitioners have access to information.
Patients can also give consent to provide anonymized healthcare data for research purposes. The company is making its resources available towards combatting the COVID-19 coronavirus in Australia and beyond.
Ehave is a Canadian startup that develops digital therapeutic solutions for the assessment and remediation of mental health disorders.
They have recently partnered with MyLifeID, a collaboration that allows patients to download their electronic health records safely and securely.
We hope that learning about these innovative startups inspires you to think about how your organization may be able to contribute to solving COVID-19 and future global health care problems. If you’d like to get involved, we’d love to hear from you. Feel free to contact us here.