Helps state and local governments provide virtual public services--and when the pandemic hit, it built a suite of solutions to help those governments work and offer most services remotely.
Governments are increasingly reliant on digital technology to expand access to critical information, provide essential services, and connect with their communities. When Covid-19 hit, Accela asked government IT decision-makers about the most critical, time-sensitive actions needed to keep operations running and citizens safe. In just two weeks, Acela developed a suite of 13 cloud solutions to help local and state governments and agencies work remotely, offer online services to citizens, and conduct virtual inspections--and helped implement these solutions within a week despite financial and human resource constraints.
Connects individuals to certified labs offering a range of medical tests.
Everlywell supplies at-home health testing kits, including the first at-home Covid-19 test to receive Food and Drug Administration approval. At the onset of the pandemic, the company jumped on the FDA's Emergency Use Authorization to create a lab network that enabled a huge increase in processed testing. Once the test kit was developed, Everlywell shipped tens of thousands of kits to frontline health care workers, using its network of labs and FDA authorization to expedite processing. Everlywell's approach since has been imitated by other diagnostic and treatment providers. Everlywell is now shipping tests to government workers, large offices, and universities and has been instrumental in a legal battle for six million Maryland residents to gain access to home testing.
Uses its own DETECTR system to detect genes associated with disease. It joins a family of CRISPR systems developed by Mammoth to provide enhanced genome editing for industries like health care, research, agriculture, and even biodefense.
Molecular diagnostics--scanning DNA for genes associated with disease--is the most accurate method of early disease detection, but usually requires large, expensive laboratory facilities and trained experts, slowing results. Mammoth’s DETECTR tool was built to bypass many of those obstacles to rapid testing, and in January, the company reconfigured DETECTR to make the first CRISPR-based test for Covid-19. The test is a low-cost option that produces highly accurate results in just 30 minutes--instead of the 24-hour minimum required by many other tests.
Invented fingertip pulse oximeters and makes other medical devices, including the first handheld wireless device capable of reading multiple vital signs.
Nonin--short for noninvasive--invented fingertip pulse oximeters nearly 25 years ago. Those devices, which measure how well a person is absorbing oxygen, have been vital in the fight against Covid-19. Demand skyrocketed this year, and Nonin worked through a supply chain shortage to ramp up production, donating many of its devices to underserved communities in St. Paul and Minneapolis. The company also received FDA clearance for another device, the first-ever handheld wireless device capable of reading multiple vital signs.
Brings omnichannel health care to all its patients without charging costly membership fees.
Carbon Health aims to make world-class health care affordable to all, especially those in areas with limited access to health care centers and services. As one of the first providers to identify signs of Covid-19, Carbon equipped its mobile, pop-up, and permanent clinics to conduct Covid-19 testing and administer treatment. It launched Covid Ready, a comprehensive workplace virus-mitigation program for corporations, startups, professional sports teams, entertainment production, schools, and more, as well as Covid Positive Care, an at-home care program for Covid patients to track their condition and manage symptoms. Having facilitated more than 400,000 Covid tests, Carbon spent this year tripling employee headcount and expanding its virtual healthcare offerings to 16 states. The company also built a database of testing centers that's now used by Apple Maps and Google Maps.