Miami Children’s Health System (MCHS), through its partnership with Startupbootcamp, has entered into an agreement with Mediconecta, the leader in telehealth for the Spanish-speaking world.
Startupbootcamp, one of the world’s largest accelerators, and nonprofit Nicklaus Children's Hospital, part of Miami Children's Health System and the leading provider of children's healthcare services in South Florida, entered a partnership late in 2015 to incubate and scale the best digital health innovations across the globe.
After collectively reviewing hundreds of applications from over 40 countries, Startupbootcamp chose nine companies to participate in its program, many of which are actively working with Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. The agreement with Mediconecta marks the first collaboration to emerge from the partnership.
“The agreement with Mediconecta highlights the benefits of the Startupbootcamp partnership, which is aimed at nurturing innovation to advance the provision of healthcare,” said Dr. Narendra Kini, CEO of Miami Children’s Health System. “The Mediconecta agreement will support Miami Children’s telehealth outreach, enhancing benefits for the children and families we serve, both locally and throughout the nation and Latin America.”
“The MCHS/Mediconecta agreement represents the first of many collaborations that will come from our work with Dr. Kini and Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. We are proud that the first comes from a Miami-based company working to improve the lives of Spanish-speakers everywhere. With more collaborations like this we are confident that Miami will soon become recognized globally as a hub for healthcare innovation," said Christian Seale, founder and managing director of Startupbootcamp in Miami.
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and Mediconecta will initially work on:
“We are very excited about this collaboration. Working together with MCHS gives us a unique opportunity to enable healthcare access for our patients to one of the premier pediatric provider networks in the world. Telemedicine allows for better and more efficient medical care, in addition to delivering important data for the constant improvement of the complete healthcare ecosystem. We will work together to bring quality medical attention to every patient, right at the time of need - combining a solid network of renowned physicians and a top- notch telehealth platform,” said Daniel Silberman, CEO of Mediconecta.
- Telemedicine - offering virtual consultations through telehealth services remotely to patients, both in the United States and Latin America, using Mediconecta’s platform.
- Provider services - physicians and other provider services will be offered by selected specialists, physician extenders, nurse practitioners, counselors, educators, and other clinicians from MCHS.
- Technology - MCHS and Mediconecta intend to work on testing and validation of current and future state technologies for inclusion and integration with current products, markets, customers, and other areas of business.
- Data - Mediconecta and MCHS expect to share knowledge and processes related to tracking and measuring quality, access, and other metrics intended to improve the clinical standards for telemedicine consultations.
Startupbootcamp is a global network of industry-focused innovation programs currently active in 14 other cities across the United States, Europe and Asia. Since 2010, it has helped more than 345 startups grow and scale their businesses through funding and access to the most relevant network customers, investors and mentors. Startupbootcamp launched in Miami in late 2015 with $2 million in Knight Foundation support and a diverse group of founding partners, including Nicklaus Children’s Hospital; Univision; Miro Ventures LLC, Maurice R. Ferré, executive chairman of Insightec and co-founder of MAKO Surgical; and Michael Simkins, president and CEO of Innovate Development Group leading the Miami Innovation District project. https://www.startupbootcamp.org/
Mediconecta is a telehealth software and services provider headquartered in Miami FL, and the largest telemedicine provider in South and Central America. The company offers medical consultations via videoconference using an in-house network of physicians and a robust proprietary platform, providing access to real time, on demand virtual medical visits that can take place anywhere the patient is located, through a regular internet connected computer, handheld device, smartphone or kiosk. The company enables ease of access, convenience, and immediacy for those seeking high quality care. www.mediconecta.com
About Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children's Hospital is South Florida's only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with nearly 800 attending physicians and more than 475 pediatric subspecialists. The 309-bed hospital, known as Miami Children's Hospital from 1983 through 2014, is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with many specialty programs routinely ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report since 2008. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession's most prestigious institutional honor. For more information, please visit www.nicklauschildrens.org.