Amazon Web Services (AWS), a subsidiary of Amazon that specialises in cloud computing platforms has announced the 12 companies that have been selected for its first Healthcare Accelerator in the UK. The 12 companies represent a variety of healthcare solutions and 50 per cent of them identify as women-owned or minority-owned startups. They were selected from 117 applications from 13 countries and will take part in a four-week programme designed to support the growth and functionality of promising healthcare startups in the UK.

“The AWS Healthcare Accelerator in the UK brings innovative startups who are pushing healthcare technology forward together with industry leaders who are eager to see these entrepreneurs succeed,” said Rowland Illing, chief medical officer and director of international government health for AWS.

The startups chosen include Digital healthcare platforms such as Dignio and Sapien Health, which connect patients with healthcare providers; mental health-focused start-ups, Dr Julian and WYSA; DDM Health, which is a provider of digital therapeutics; AI-driven PEP Health which provides deep insight into patients in real-time.

Also selected was Remedy Rx, which collects data to improve medical support; Birdie, a technology platform for home care providers; Infinity Health, a task management SaaS platform which helps healthcare providers coordinate their services; and Abtrace, a data-driven service to support the earlier diagnosis and proactive interventions of medical conditions.

Finally, AWS has chosen C the Signs, which focuses on the identification of cancer, and Thymia, which collects speech, video and behavioural data to help clinicians assess mental health conditions like depression using specially designed video games.

“This first cohort represents some of the brightest minds in emerging healthcare technology, and we are excited to see what they will accomplish in creating a healthier, more equitable world.” continued Illing.

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