ATLANTA, GA– June 7, 2016 — Rimidi Diabetes took the top prize at the inaugural Healthways Innovation Living Lab (HILL) Pitch Fest ‘16, recognizing the most exciting companies in well-being technology and health innovation.
Rimidi won a $5,000 award for its Diabetes+Me™ solution, a cloud platform that empowers patients and providers to identify gaps in diabetes management, as well as the necessary steps to close those gaps, meet patient glucose targets and create a more efficient cycle of care.
Ten companies presented a four-minute business pitch at Healthways’ Franklin, Tenn., headquarters to a panel of judges, competing for a $5,000 prize and an opportunity to introduce their idea to well-being improvement leader Healthways and other industry leaders.
The HILL is dedicated to creating new solutions for improving population health and wellbeing through the use of human-centered design principles. Through events such as Pitch Fest, the HILL will continue to gain insights by collaborating with forward-thinking partners to offer innovative programs, the company said.
“The award is a wonderful endorsement of our technology,” said Dr. Lucie Ide, CEO of Rimidi. “We look forward to working with Healthways and their clients.”
Shawn Nason, chief operating officer of Population Health and the Healthways Innovation Living Lab, said, “It’s very exciting to meet entrepreneurs focused on healthcare transformation, and hear their fresh perspective and innovative ideas for overcoming the challenges that face the healthcare consumer of today. I was impressed by not only the quality of presentations, but also the passion each entrepreneur brings to their organization.”
The judges evaluated each pitch on four key areas: effective delivery of the pitch, product simplicity for consumers, overall creativity and market viability.
Rimidi is an Atlanta-based, woman-led digital health company bringing to market data analytics and disease management solutions. Its flagship product, Diabetes+Me™, is a software solution focused on empowering quality diabetes care for healthcare organizations and providers. Rimidi has received funding from SOURCE, a partnership between the Hitachi Foundation, Investor’s Circle and Village Capital, as well at the Sorenson Foundation. The company also received funding from the JumpFund, whose mission is to invest women’s capital in female-led companies with growth potential, and Cox Enterprises. In January 2016, Rimidi was recognized as a top three healthcare technology by ACT The App Association, and also received the Top 10 Innovative Technology Companies Award from the Technology Association of Georgia. For more information, visit rimidi.com.
Healthways is the largest independent global provider of well-being improvement solutions. Dedicated to creating a healthier world one person at a time, the company uses the science of behavior change to produce and measure positive change in well-being for our customers, which include employers, integrated health systems, hospitals, physicians, health plans, communities and government entities. We provide highly specific and personalized support for each individual and their team of experts to optimize each participant’s health and productivity and to reduce health-related costs. Results are achieved by addressing longitudinal health risks and care needs of everyone in a given population. The company has scaled its proprietary technology infrastructure and delivery capabilities developed over 30 years and now serves approximately 68 million people on four continents. Learn more at www.healthways.com.