New York, NY – September 22, 2014 – OhMD has announced their completion of the Blueprint Health Accelerator program in New York City, which selected seven early-stage companies out of over 300 submissions to participate in the program. OhMD is a mobile and web-based app that allows patients to securely text message with their doctors and practices.
Blueprint Health’s three-month program provides participants with access to capital and mentorship from healthcare leaders from around the world. The mentor community provided by Blueprint Health includes hospital and health tech executives, physicians, investors, and other startup founders. Specifically, participants receive $20,000 in cash, more than $70,000 in perks, and office space at Blueprint Health’s loft in Soho, which is home to 40 health tech startups. The mentor-driven program has built a strong track record of building successful companies; since 2012 nearly 85% of alumni are still operational.
OhMD provides a secure texting platform to doctors and healthcare professionals looking to improve the patient experience while decreasing call volume, phone tag, and voicemails. OhMD also integrates with electronic health records to document all conversations between patients and practice staff in the electronic chart in a HIPAA secure way. As the healthcare industry moves away from fee-for-services and towards value-based reimbursements, physicians are looking for better ways to keep their patients healthy between visits.