TechEmerge Selected Pilots

From 295 applications, a group of 21 innovators from around the world have been selected to pilot their technology innovations in the Brazilian market with 16 healthcare providers. Pilots will receive support and grant funding under the program.

Through TechEmerge, we aim to accelerate the adoption of tech solutions with high impact potential, with the goal to improve healthcare delivery and patient outcomes. 

We look forward to seeing sustainable partnerships develop that will contribute to improved healthcare delivery in Brazil and beyond.


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Aidoc's AI solutions increase the efficiency and quality of the acute radiology workflow, detecting a wide array of critical findings in CT exams (including hemorrhages, fractures and aneurysms), and highlight the findings in the images and prioritizing the urgent patients. In this pilot, Grupo Fleury will deploy the solution in their vascular and chest CT exams in effort to improve the overall radiology workflow.

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Aidoc's AI solutions increase the efficiency and quality of the acute radiology workflow, detecting a wide array of critical findings in CT exams (including hemorrhages, fractures and aneurysms), and highlight the findings in the images and prioritizing the urgent patients. In this pilot, Hospital Sirio Libanes will deploy the solution for CT and MRI head exams in effort to improve the overall radiology workflow. 

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Buddy Healthcare's surgery care coordination and patient engagement platform digitizes surgery care pathways, engages patients and automates the monitoring of patients’ preparation and recovery procedures. In this pilot, Real Hospital Português will deploy the solution in their oncological department to improve the engagement and communications between patients and the clinical team.

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ChatrHealth implements standardized checklists and decision support tools to improve efficiency and ensure safety conducting medical procedures or routine protocols. In this pilot, standardized medical protocols and data collection tools will be developed and deployed to enable Dalben's care teams to efficiently and safely manage quality patient care. 

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CM Tecnologia's online scheduling solution improves the patient's journey and enables healthcare providers to better plan and manage resources. In this pilot, Santa Casa de Misericórdia de São Paulo will deploy the solution to automate the process for surgical scheduling, to enable more effective and efficient control and governance of processes and allocation of resources. 

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Combinostics' cloud-based platform with machine-learning tools, cNeuro enables quantitative assessment of brain images and provides clinical decision support in neurological disorders. In this pilot, Grupo Fleury and Hospital Sirio Libanês, in collaboration with the Department of Radiology and Oncology of Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo (USP), will use the cNeuro AI platform to analyze Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia and the specificities applicable in the Brazilian market.

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Exalenz's BreathID® Lab System senses CO2 in exhaled breath, and analyzes its different isotopes in real-time based on specific optical-radiation emission and absorption by 13CO2 and 12CO2 gases, to determines if the subject is infected with H. pylori. In this pilot, Grupo Fleury will assess the BreathID® Lab System results in comparison to the standard biopsy used to detect H. pylori in order to improve quality care.

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HFocus' platform allows healthcare facilities to run patient satisfaction surveys in a continuous and easy way, and benchmark their performance against other facilities across Brazil. In this pilot, Hospital Memorial Guararapes will deploy the solution to monitor the organization's patient and doctor satisfaction, in an effort to assist management's decision making process in identifying areas of improvement.

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Intuitive Care's proprietary software suite addresses and mitigates gaps in hospital revenue cycle processes to improve revenues, profits and cash flows while optimizing labor intensive activities. In this pilot, Grupo Sao Marcos will implemented the tools to automate the expedition of thousands of files a month to dozens of health insurance companies, automate the reconciliation of billed items with the unstandardized and inconsistent response of insurers (receivables), and standardize and support the dispute process of declined insurance payments.

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Intuitive Care's proprietary software suite addresses and mitigates gaps in hospital revenue cycle processes to improve revenues, profits and cash flows while optimizing labor intensive activities. In this pilot, Oncoclinicas will implemented the tools to standardize and support the dispute process of declined insurance payments, and automate the process of reconciling invoices and unbilled revenues.

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Hi Technologies' innovative blood testing equipment performs several types of examinations to achieve a rapid diagnosis. In this pilot, São Marcos Laboratory will deploy the solution in an effort to decrease the wait time for results and to better serve patients who need a quick and accurate diagnosis. 

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Prometheus (formerly known as Laura) developed an artificial intelligence platform with machine learning algorithms that aims to identify patients most likely to be a Sepsis victim. The platform also has advanced computer vision to improve care processes, thereby reducing the risks of mortality by Sepsis. In this pilot, Santa Casa de Porto Alegre will deployed the solution to alert care team professionals about patients at risk of Sepsis in effort to reduce the Sepsis mortality rate and improve the Provider’s operational processes. 

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Medicinia's Clinical Relationship Management (CRM) platform enables providers and payors to have a continued and semi-automated relationship with their patients. It involves a combination of automated (robot-based) workflows with the participation of human navigators, usually nurses. In this pilot, HospitalCare will deploy the solution to assist their home care team in various areas, such as caretaker turnover, call shifts, education, alignment between family members, clinical decompensation, direct communication with the attending nurse, integration with Tasy, among others.

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Megical's SaaS solution introduces standardized protocols and checklists, along with structured reporting. In this pilot, Instituto do Cancer do Ceara (ICC) will apply the solution in surgery processes including pre-op, surgery and post-op processes, with an aim to ensure proactive patient safety and introduce process awareness into patient treatments. 

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Nagis' “Risk Analysis” algorithm is capable of predicting the cost curve of diseases, and the PGS-NAGIS software learns diagnostic and therapeutic protocols and assists healthcare teams to give patients the best possible care. In this pilot, Rede D’Or Consultoria will combine the application of these technologies to study two diseases and create their cost curve, to assess moving to a new payment model based on a Capitation Cost Curve. 

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Nagis' “Risk Analysis” algorithm is capable of predicting the cost curve of diseases, and the PGS-NAGIS software learns diagnostic and therapeutic protocols and assists healthcare teams to give patients the best possible care. In this pilot, Oncoclinicas will combine the application of these technologies to study breast cancer and determine the cost of care curve for Capitation negotiation.

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Oneg Hakarmel's sterile elastic tourniquet with exsanguination for orthopedic limb surgeries - HemaClear - exsanguinates the limbs before surgery and blocks blood re-entry. In this pilot, HCOR - Hospital do Coração's orthopedic surgeons will deploy the solution to reduce surgical site infections and provide less painful exsanguination (which translates into faster patient recovery and less DVT), no skin damage, no nerve damage, faster surgeries, and an enhanced surgical field size.

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Oneg Hakarmel's sterile elastic tourniquet with exsanguination for orthopedic limb surgeries - HemaClear - exsanguinates the limbs before surgery and blocks blood re-entry. In this pilot, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein will deploy the solution to reduce surgical site infections and provide less painful exsanguination (which translates into faster patient recovery and less DVT), no skin damage, no nerve damage, faster surgeries, and an enhanced surgical field size.

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QTracer is a tablet-based interal audit and feedback solution based on the tracing approach of world-class accreditation bodies like Joint Commission International and Accreditation Canada International. In this pilot, HCOR - Hospital do Coração will deploy the solution to assess the technology's capability to support compliance and evaluate processes with reference to policies and accreditation, and detect gaps or potential risk points, and provide feedback for proactive improvement of quality and safety of patient care. 

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Sophia Genetics' clinical decision support technology, Nenuphar, leverages radiomics to analyze and help interpret medical images of tumors. Nenuphar goes beyond the usual RECIST and PERCIST criteria and allows radiologists and clinicians to better characterize a tumor, predict its growth and assess response to treatment. In this pilot, DASA will assess two applications, lung cancer and brain cancer to assess personalized therapeutic strategies for cancer patients, monitor tumor's evolution and detect abnormal progression, evaluate the effect of a chosen therapy, and anticipate a relapse.

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TNH Health's platform creates "virtual nurse assistants", through which patients can be onboarded to converse with the "assistants" or "chatbots", patients can be educated and engaged in their care, and health risks can be quickly identified, which healthcare providers can use to prevent adverse events. In this pilot, Hospital Memorial Guararapes will deploy the solution to engage and monitor patients before and after specific surgical procedures in an effort to improve health outcomes and patient experience. 

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TNH Health's platform creates "virtual nurse assistants", through which patients can be onboarded to converse with the "assistants" or "chatbots", patients can be educated and engaged in their care, and health risks can be quickly identified, which healthcare providers can use to prevent adverse events. In this pilot, SESI SP will deploy the solution in an effort to improve short and medium-term health outcomes of chronic patients for its employer clients, reduce healthcare costs, reduce absenteeism and promote health, wellbeing and employee satisfaction overall. 

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Transmural Biotech's quantusFLM, is a non‐invasive, fast and easy‐to‐use Fetal Lung Maturity test based on the analysis of an image of the fetal lungs obtained by ultrasound, to provide an accurate result of a baby’s lung maturity in a few minutes. In this pilot, Hospital Vera Cruz will integrate quantusFLM into its clinical practice and evaluate its ability to better manage complex situations in which the decision of whether to deliver or wait is not clear. 

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Twiage's secured communication and care coordination technology platform delivers real-time data from ambulance to hospital. Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and paramedics can use the Twiage EMS App to share patient IDs, vital signs, EKGs, photos, and videos with hospitals. In this pilot, Hospital Vera Cruz will utilize Twiage as the primary prehospital communication technology with its participating ambulance agencies, replacing radio and phone communication for its Emergency Department, Trauma, Cardiac, and Stroke Center. 

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Twiage's secured communication and care coordination technology platform delivers real-time data from ambulance to hospital. Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and paramedics can use the Twiage EMS App to share patient IDs, vital signs, EKGs, photos, and videos with hospitals. In this pilot, Santa Casa de Porto Alegre will work with their ER nurses and physicians, specialists and coordinators from trauma, cardiology and stroke, along with EMTs and Paramedics from two local ambulance partners.

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Umanick's Identity for Health, a biometric solution for hospitals and medical centers manages people's ident with security, convenience and speed. In this pilot, Real Hospital Portugues will deploy the solution to increase the safety of patients, avoid duplicate medical records due to identification errors, and eliminate identity theft.

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Zebra's technology works with millions of imaging studies and correlated clinical records to create high-performance algorithms that automatically detect medical conditions and alert radiologists at the point of care. Along with machine and deep learning tools, Zebra creates software that analyzes data in real time – providing radiologists the assistance they need to manage ever growing workloads. In this pilot, Hospital Sírio-Libanês will deploy the solution to assess the technology as a decision support tool to improve the quality and efficiency of radiology services. 

 

Funding for selected pilots is available thanks to the program partners:

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Finnish Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment is responsible for the operating environment underpinning entrepreneurship and innovation activities, securing the functioning of the labour market and workers’ employability, as well as for regional development.

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The Israeli Ministry of Economy and Industry

The Ministry of of Economy and Industry oversees commerce, industry, and labor in Israel. The Ministry seeks to increase economic growth in Israel by fostering technological innovation and entrepreneurship, developing human capital, and promoting international trade.