UnitedHealthcare Accelerator

StationMD Part of UnitedHealthcare Accelerator’s 2023 Cohort

UnitedHealthcare announced that its four-month accelerator program has brought together 10 world-class health tech startups to participate in a collaborative mentorship-driven program.

First launched in 2019, UnitedHealthcare Accelerator has worked with some of the brightest innovators and entrepreneurs at 50 startups to help solve critical challenges in the healthcare space. Through the four-month program, leaders work closely with UnitedHealthcare executives and subject matter experts from across the health care industry to evolve their businesses while participating alongside a growing community of their peers.

Among the most recent group of 10 startups is Maplewood-based StationMD, a telehealth company dedicated to serving individuals with intellectual and/or development disabilities (I/DD), providing the highest-quality medical care, fostering independence, and improving quality of life.

StationMD has built a multi-pronged care delivery platform for the I/DD population that:

  • Trains providers to specialize in acute care episodes for patients with I/DD
  • Operates I/DD acute care telemedicine platform with 24/7 access to providers
  • Delivers a leading psychiatry program co-developed with Washington University in St. Louis
  • Engages patients with non-clinical tasks (Rx refills, SDOH navigation, etc.) to support HEDIS performance

“Every year we are invigorated by the opportunity to collaborate with a new group of bold innovators,” said Clayton Burke, United Healthcare’s executive director. “This year’s application process was our most competitive yet – a testament to the impact of this program and the valuable role our mentors and leaders from across UnitedHealth Group perform. It’s an incredible privilege to play a small part in what these companies are building, and we are thrilled to welcome another distinguished cohort.”

The 2023 class represents a wide range of opportunities among the populations UnitedHealthcare serves, with companies focused on topics like AI-powered care management, access to care, addressing health inequities, and benefits experiences. Consistent with the program’s belief that diverse perspectives are critical inputs to tackling these problems, 90% of this year’s companies were founded by women and / or people of color.

The 10 companies for the 2023 program class, chosen through a rigorous and competitive review process, include:

  1. Advocatia | Lake Bluff, IL
    Empowers healthcare organizations to engage and enroll their customers into benefits programs that reduce costs and improve health outcomes.
  2. Affect Therapeutics | McLean, VA
    National, tech-enabled healthcare provider offering digital substance use disorder treatment.
  3. Budgie Health | New York, NY
    Guides employees to the right health plan choice for them, leveraging real-time claims and financial analytics.
  4. Isaac Health | New York, NY
    Scalable platform for population brain health and dementia management.
  5. Laguna Health | New York, NY
    AI-powered contextual care management platform leveraging NLP to identify complex members’ individual life barriers and intervene automatically, at scale.
  6. Marti Health | Atlanta, GA
    Committed to eliminating health disparities in special needs populations beginning with sickle cell disease.
  7. Mighty Health | Los Angeles, CA
    The leading all-in-one chronic disease and weight management program for adults 50+.
  8. Mirza | New York, NY
    Mirza works with employers to remove childcare as an obstacle for working parents by maximizing available government funds that help workers afford the care they need.
  9. Spark | New York, NY
    Modern, tech-enabled Medicare brokerage partnering with local independent agents to advise Medicare beneficiaries on all their biggest healthcare decisions.
  10. StationMD | Maplewood, NJ
    Telehealth company dedicated to serving individuals with intellectual and/or development disabilities (I/DD).

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