2019 Prime Health Challenge

Thank you for helping us make this the best one yet!

Thank you to everyone that helped make the 2019 Prime Health Challenge a smashing success! This was our best year yet, with a SOLD OUT event at Mile High Stadium, more provider organizations than ever, expert judges that provided in-depth evaluation on clinical, technological, business and Colorado-specific rubrics, and a stellar crop of 37 companies from around the world all striving to improve health care through collaboration and innovation.

We kicked the evening off with opening remarks and a great panel featuring moderator Bruce Byington, Chief Impact Officer for the Colorado Health Foundation and leadership from some of our 2018 Challenge provider partners, STRIDE HealthColorado Coalition for the Homeless, and AllHealth Network , who shared their experience hosting pilots with 2018 Winners Epharmix and Care on Location. From there, our 2019 top 7 finalists delivered pitches, provider organizations bid on which companies they’d like to pilot with, and we awarded $190,000 in pilot funding! Even better, 100% of the pilots will focus on improving access to and quality of care for underserved Coloradans.

October 23, 2019
5:30 – 9:30 pm
Broncos Stadium
Denver, CO
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We are pleased to announce the 2019 Challenge Winners! 

2019 Prime Health Challenge Finalists


Babyscripts is a digital health company focused on rethinking how pregnancy care can be delivered through the use of internet of things technology to eliminate maternal death and complications. Babyscripts is based in Washington DC and currently works with more than 47 health systems in 22 states, deploying remote monitoring solutions to more than 200K patients.


CareCognitics is a digital health company applying consumer loyalty principles and data science to transform patient behavior. Their unique communication streams, rewards and patented technology delivers unprecedented patient experience and engagement that in turn drives transformational patient behavior. CareCognitics’ solution aligns with Medicare incentives. 


Everyday therapy for kids powered by AI. Manatee empowers providers to break through the barriers of mental health care by sharing treatment goals to the family in real-time, driving patient engagement and tracking progress. Parents receive clear and timely communication through our mobile app, facilitating the continuum of care to support their family. Kids unlock their super powers through gamifies therapy goals and an AI powered companion to support them every step of the way.

Meru Health

Meru Health is a digital clinic for greater mental health with remote clinicians (therapists & psychiatrists), biofeedback and a 12-week app-based treatment program. Meru’s program consists of continuous remote clinician support, at-home therapeutic lessons and practices (e.g. CBT & mindfulness) as well as nutritional psychiatry and sleep medicine. Meru has achieved groundbreaking clinical outcomes and published peer-reviewed evidence. Major customers include Sutter Health, Cisco and Intel.

Moving Analytics

Moving Analytics makes Movn – a digital cardiac rehab program offered to patients after a heart attack or heart surgery. Movn is designed to tackle the $54B in preventable medical costs from lack of follow-up care after an acute coronary event. Their customers are payers and payer-providers. A few highlighted payer-provider customers include VA Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente and Highmark Health-Allegheny Health Network. Movn is active in 18 hospitals nationwide. 

Phas3 Health

Phas3 is a digital health company focused on improving access to cardiac rehabilitation. They provide cardiac rehab departments with the technology and services necessary for implementing home-based cardiac rehab. In addition to decreasing readmissions and improving patient outcomes, Phas3 solutions are Medicaid reimbursable and revenue generating. 


STREAMD creates SMS-based physician chatbots that coach patients through their entire surgical episode to keep them engaged, informed, and supported. In a randomized controlled clinical trial, STREAMD has been shown to reduce opiate use, ER visits, and calls to the office while increasing patient satisfaction, mood scores, and time spent on home therapy.

About the Challenge

The Prime Health Challenge was started in 2014 to galvanize the burgeoning digital health ecosystem in Colorado and accelerate the adoption of digital health technologies ―including patient engagement apps, data analytics, remote patient monitoring, artificial intelligence, telemedicine technologies and more―oriented toward achieving the “Quadruple Aim” of improved patient experience, provider experience, improved population health and lower costs.

The 5-month program, powered by The Colorado Health Foundation, validates companies based on business and clinical rubrics as well as safety net alignment, sustainability and alignment with health care needs in Colorado in order to identify the most impactful, sustainable and commercial-ready solutions. Companies participating in the program receive coaching, feedback and mentorship from industry experts and top leaders on how to better align their companies and products, key information needed to be successful in Colorado, pressing needs facing our providers and patients, guidance on aligning their product to relevant quality measures and reimburseable codes, and more.

The program concludes with finalist companies pitching their products live in front of a panel of healthcare executives from healthcare institutions across the state and an audience of hundreds to win a portion of the prize funding and the opportunity to pilot their product at one of the healthcare institutions.

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