11 Colorado startups shaking up the healthcare industry

by Jess Ryan
September 21, 2016

colorado healthtech companies

Colorado’s got its head in the healthtech game, with organizations like Catalyst HTI preparing to bring private enterprise, government, nonprofit and academic organizations together in order to revolutionize healthcare.

And while many of Colorado’s top healthtech companies are new to the scene, we’ve also got some companies that continue to make an impact on the industry, decades after getting their start.

We've rounded up 11 promising healthtech players — both new and old — shaking up this rapidly-changing landscape.

ghx healthcare company colorado
GHX

What they do: Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX) helps healthcare organizations save money and provide better care through cloud-based technology. GHX’s solutions include supply chain optimization, business intelligence implementation and compliance training.

Founded: 2000

Funding: Undisclosed

 

nexthealth technologies healthcare company colorado
NextHealth Technologies

What they do: NextHealth’s enterprise SaaS platform works by analyzing which members of a healthcare plan have high costs associated with them and finding ways to “nudge” them toward smarter or lower-cost choices. NextHealth’s platform then measures the outcome to optimize for future consumer interactions.

Founded: 2013

Funding: $9.5 million

 

healthgrades healthcare company colorado
Healthgrades

What they do: Healthgrades’ mission is to ensure people have access to information about medical care. The site initially focused on hospital ratings but has expanded to include patient-sourced reviews of providers and a feature allowing patients to search for providers based on factors like specialty and procedures.

Founded: 1998

Funding: $18 million

 

orthofi heathcare company colorado
OrthoFi

What they do: OrthoFi helps orthodontists grow their businesses and simplify their lives. Their software and service solution works with orthodontists’ practices to pull in new patients and manages insurance, along with patient processing and collection. From the consumer side, OrthoFi helps patients find orthodontists based on skill, specialty and experience — and it gives consumers the power to create payment plans to fit their budgets.

Founded: 2013

Funding: $3.7 million

 

Aetna digital healthcare company colorado
Aetna Digital

What they do: iTriage and its sister company WellMatch seek to provide patients with cost transparency and information to help them decide what level of care they need. They focus on making it easy to know how much certain provider visits and procedures will cost — and whether those visits or procedures are necessary in the first place.

Founded: 2008

Funding: Acquired by Aetna in 2011; had raised a $3 million Series A in 2010

 

prime health healthcare company colorado
Prime HEalth

What they do: With more than 1,200 members, Prime Health’s goal is to stimulate the local digital health ecosystem. They’ve developed a process with which to qualify, test and assist their member companies in the development of new innovations while helping to integrate them into the healthcare delivery system. They also partner with larger organizations to plan events, summits, bootcamps and challenges all designed to support Colorado’s digital health community.

Founded: 2012

Funding: Members have raised more than $34 million

 

C3LX healthcare company colorado
C3LX

What they do: C3LX focuses on encouraging patients to choose healthy behaviors in order to prevent disease and illness. Their mobile app tackles prediabetes prevention, walking consumers through important behavioral changes while taking psychological, social and behavioral factors into account. Users have access to gamified challenges, integrations with tools like Fitbit and a supportive community.

Founded: 2014

Funding: N/A

 

welltok healthcare company colorado
Welltok

What they do: Welltok works with health insurance companies to incentivize consumers to make healthier choices. Their CaféWell platform gives patients the ability to set goals, and then offers them customized guidance so they can achieve those goals.

Founded: 2008

Funding: $192 million

 

mimi healthcare company colorado
mimi

What they do: mimi helps people find local assisted living care homes for their parents, grandparents or other family members in as little as 24 hours. mimi’s online platform gives care homes the ability to market their services and control their consumer pipelines with real-time inventory and a feature called Care Match, which makes sure families are only shown homes capable of handling their loved one’s needs.

Founded: 2015

Funding: $20,000

 

Aventura healthcare company colorado
Aventura

What they do: Aventura uses situational awareness to create a personalized desktop that makes it easier for clinicians to enter and access data. Their platform also works with Electronic Health Record (EHR) programs and other third-party apps, all while keeping patient and secure.

Founded: 2008

Funding: $38 million

 

orderly health healthcare company colorado
Orderly Health

What they do: Graduates of both the Stanford Ignite Program and Techstars Boulder, Orderly Health’s platform uses natural language processing to make it easier for patients to understand their healthcare costs. Patients can text Orderly Health questions related to issues like account and deductible balances, the location of in-network providers and the cost of medications. Employers connect the platform to the company’s health plans so it has the most up-to-date information.

Founded: 2015

Funding: $220,000

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