17 Game-Changing Health Start-ups

Eliza Corporation
Eliza Corporation co-founder Alexandra Drane gives a TEDMed talk in 2010.
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Eliza Corporation

Hate automated calls? Eliza Corporation does them differently; its technology uses speech recognition and data analytics to make reaching out to consumers about their healthcare decisions personal and interactive. For example, on behalf of a health insurer Eliza may place a phone call to a member who is overdue for a mammogram. Based on a person’s spoken responses, Eliza probes her about any motivations or barriers she may have to getting the test and perhaps even transfers her to an appointment line. Eliza Corporation was angel funded and profitable as a start-up before taking on a significant growth investment last year from Parthenon Capital Partners.