Finalists for Digital Health Cape Town Accelerator Programme Announced

Updated on 23 January 2018

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Digital Health Cape Town (DHCT) has announced the finalists for their inaugural accelerator programme designed to foster local e-health innovation, with each of the finalists having developed innovative e-health solutions that address real-world problems.

The e-health startup finalists will take part in a 10-week programme starting on 23 January 2018. As part of the programme, they will receive mentoring and in-person sessions with eHealth systems experts and engage in product design discussions with key opinion leaders. The sessions will focus on digital health problem and solution development, strategic planning and alignment to the healthcare environment; defining and marketing a value proposition, stakeholder’s analysis, building a sales pipeline and pitching a business plan, as well as the execution of projects and operations.

The finalists are:

• Petrus Van Niekerk: Udok – Online Booking – Udok has digital solutions that allow doctors to interact remotely with patients, facilitate treatment and monitor care.

• Dr William Mapham: Vula Mobile – Vula is a referral platform which links health workers to specialists in tertiary hospitals.

• Dr Anuschka Coovadia: HealthAtHome – HealthAtHome aims to provide high quality, affordable, patient-centric care to patients in the convenience of their homes.

• Brighton Khumalo: ConnecTB – ConnecTB is a web tool which allows administrators, supervisors and directly observed therapy (DOT) providers to register and monitor TB patients.

• Nicole Van Der Merwe: GeneCare Molecular Genetics – GeneCare’s platform will deliver high-quality exercise programmes, educational video-coaching, and access to customised diet plans.

• Dr Musaed Abrahams: Aviro Health – The Aviro ART Treatment Mentor app helps nurses in primary care settings to efficiently treat HIV patients.

• Suretha Erasmus: GC Network – GC Network’s Pregnancy Screening app informs individuals of their risk for a chromosome abnormality in their pregnancy, provides detailed information of available prenatal tests and empowers them to make informed decisions.

• Vere Shaba: VR/AR Group – VRHealth is a safe, virtual environment where those admitted in rehabilitation centres for substance abuse can develop new behavioural patterns in a realistic, immersive virtual world.

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