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2013 Judging Panel


John Reinhart, CEO, InnovateLTC

Jeff Makowka, Senior VP AARP Thought Leadership

Scott Collins, CEO, Link~age Ventures

Rick Barker, Vice President for Information Technology, Silverado Senior Living

Louis Burns, CEO, GE/Intel CareInnovations (moderator)

And the Finalists Are…..

The 2013 LTC LINKTank finalists are in!


Social Code provides patient engagement and behavior change through social connectivity, remote monitoring, mobile intervention and data analytics. For the ageing population or patient in long-term care, online communities can extend the doctors reach beyond the clinical setting and connect patients with family and caregivers as well as patients just like them. Remote monitoring, reminders, daily interventions and incremental challenges provide a sense of achievement, increased health literacy leading to self-efficacy and a sense of empowerment.


Liberate Medical, LLC is a medical device company based in Louisville, KY, utilizing a platform technology based on surface electrical stimulation to the abdominal muscles in synchrony with a patient’s voluntary breathing cycle.  Liberate’s mission is to improve the quality and reduce the cost of care for patients who have difficulty weaning from mechanical ventilation and for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.


WalkJoy Inc. with its WalkJoy and Walking Health offering represent landmark development in restoring of gait and balance–as well as providing important walking diagnostics for all patients. Utilizing its precise, onboard WalkingHealth telemetry stimulating exacting synthetic secondary heel strike signals, the compact WalkJoy units provide for quick and efficacious restoration of gait and balance in peripheral neuropathy patients.  The compact WalkJoy and Walking Health devices are convenient, precise and easy to use—resulting in a paradigm shift in gate lab analysis and ongoing patient care and monitoring for most of the adult patient population.

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Medication non-adherence is estimated to cost $290 billion annually, or 14% of the total cost of health care in the U.S. ReMinD Technologies LLC is a medical device company dedicated to developing, manufacturing and marketing advanced consumer technologies to help patients and caregivers ensure medication adherence. MindRx, our INTELLIGENT phone case/software application system, carries and dispenses medication while recording and tracking medication data to prompt self-motivated adherence, becoming a permanent medication companion system to patients and an indispensable tracking tool for caregivers and physicians.


CoPatient is technology-enabled services companies focused on helping consumers manage the finances behind their healthcare. Rebecca Palm and Katie Vahle founded the company in early 2012 after spending several years working together at athenahealth. CoPatient audits and appeals medical bills on behalf of individuals and employers on a contingency basis.  This service exists today, but only through a cottage industry of dispersed patient advocacy providers. CoPatient brings the experience to the cloud to create a network effect where intelligence from each individual case can be applied to subsequent cases, making these advocates more efficient and effective.

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The BAM Labs TLC Smart Bed Platform, healthcare professionals and caregivers can monitor a group of people at all times while performing their daily duties whether in an acute, post-acute, or home health setting. The TLC Platform is an effective tool for position change validation, bed exits for fall prevention programs, and for automated documentation proven to save hundreds of staff hours per month. Clinicians can also review long term trend data for adverse sleep patterns, resting heart and breathing rate trends and overall sleep quality.

Contact Alicia Heazlitt for more information on attending  this year’s LTC LINKTank

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