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HITLAB Announces Finalists for Fall 2021 Breakthrough Alliance Challenge

HITLAB is pleased to announce the five finalists selected for the Fall 2021 Breakthrough Alliance (BTA) challenge. The finalists, which were selected based on innovation, scalability, sustainability and impact of their solution, include Cardiomo Care Inc., Cake, Duality Technologies, Taylannas Inc., Livemetric. There were dozens of extensive applications from around the world, which were reviewed and scored by a panel of independent judges and Breakthrough Board Members.

(PRUnderground) November 24th, 2021

HITLAB is pleased to announce the five finalists selected for the Fall 2021 Breakthrough Alliance (BTA) challenge. The BTA is a digital health consortium which was created to accelerate a greater number of innovations to improve health outcomes and care delivery through verified emerging technologies.

The finalists, which were selected based on innovation, scalability, sustainability and impact of their solution, include Cardiomo Care Inc., Cake, Duality TechnologiesTaylannas Inc.,  Livemetric. There were dozens of extensive applications from around the world, which were reviewed and scored by a panel of independent judges and Breakthrough Board Members. 

All 5 companies will have a chance to present their digital health solutions on December 2nd during the HITLAB 2021 Innovator’s Summit, at which point 3 winners will be selected. The winning solutions will be evaluated in rapid-cycle studies with end-users, providing key validation data and actionable insights on concept, design, feasibility and market potential. They will also have an opportunity to present with other industry leaders at HITLAB’s monthly Digital Health Symposia.  

“We had an all-time, great pool of applicants from around the world with highly innovative solutions. The judges made it clear that it was a close competition with very fine details separating the finalists from those that did not advance,” according to Stan Kachnowski, Chair of HITLAB and Director Digital Health Program, Columbia Business School. “Ultimately, the 5 digital health solutions that were selected, adequately address current gaps in healthcare and fulfill unmet needs in the marketplace.” 

Summary of Finalists/Solutions:

  • Cardiomo Care Inc. (New York, NY) Provides a breakthrough solution for remote cardiac monitoring and chronic care management, which is a unique combination of convenience and usability both for patients and functionality for cardiologists. 
  • Cake (Boston, MA) – Leading tech solution for advance care and end-of-life planning as well as post-loss support, combining data science and end-of-life expertise to serve over 45 million people every year. 
  • Duality Technologies (Newark, NJ)- Duality Secure Plus offers privacy-preserving and regulation-compliant solutions to enable analysis, planning and research of medical data that is linked or aggregated from multiple sources, such as medical centers. 
  • Taylannas Inc. (Miami, FL)– Their SpeechMED solution Makes complicated healthcare instructions understandable to patients and their caregivers regardless of their literacy level or how well they read English. It is the only application that speaks to patients in the language that they understand and is specifically designed for seniors, the visually impaired, and other patients who do not read well regardless of their native language.
  • LiveMetric (Denver, CO) Created World’s first continuous, non-invasive wearable blood pressure monitor highly correlated to the arterial line (2x’s as accurate as the BP cuff). Through passive, wrist worn technology patients, providers and payers can monitor cardiovascular health both during the day and night for a complete picture of cardiovascular health to improve outcomes and reduce mortality associated with cardiovascular disease.

Join HITLAB for the Free, all-virtual 2021 Innovator’s Symposium Nov 30-Dec 2 to learn more about the current state and future of digital health and to see the finalists pitch their solutions. Register here:


Established in 1998, HITLAB is a leading evidence-based, healthcare innovation lab specializing in the delivery of world-class digital health research and education. We help leading organizations ideate, create, and evaluate technology-based solutions to pressing healthcare challenges across the globe. HITLAB works with a wide variety of stakeholders in both the public and private sectors to design and disseminate studies, programs, and products that improve healthcare access and delivery.


HITLAB Breakthrough Alliance was created in collaboration with the New York City Economic Development Corporation to foster the New York City digital health ecosystem and to accelerate a greater number of digital health innovations through the generation of exclusive, evidence-based research and insights. This new digital health consortium is a subscription-based service with a mission to improve health outcomes and care delivery from verifying emerging technologies and research—driven by the perspectives and strategies of its members.

About HITLAB Breakthrough Alliance

HITLAB Breakthrough Alliance is an accelerator that helps early-stage startups conduct rapid pilot studies to test their products and move closer to market. Selected startups have their technologies tested in pilot studies with clinical partners and patients, gathering the data needed to accelerate their concepts. To source startups, Breakthrough holds open innovation competitions and networking events that bring together the digital health and investment ecosystem.

Breakthrough is membership-based and board members represent the best organizations in healthcare.

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