For the fourth year, alongside our partners, Cerner has helped to choose the finalists for the eHealth Award. We extend our warmest congratulations to Boneprox, SidekickHealth and Cuviva, with the victors named on 25 August.
The eHealth Award seeks to draw attention to the great digital innovations that exist in the region today, as they can contribute to a more sustainable and integrated care, as well as more engaged patients and citizens.
As in previous years, we have worked with Sahlgrenska Science Park, HealthTech Nordic and Vitalis to come to this decision, but this time there has been one crucial difference – entries haven’t just been limited to start-ups and small businesses in Sweden – this year, we welcomed participants from across the Nordics.
General manager for Cerner Nordics – and chair of the eHealth Award jury – Carolina Wallenius, notes “the jury had a challenge of choosing the finalists among so many great innovations. I’m impressed by the high level of the competing companies, and glad to see registrations from all Nordic countries. The variety of the finalists shows the broad innovation spectrum that exist in the Nordics”.
Last year’s finalists Boneprox return with patented AI technology that helps dentists to identify systemic diseases from standard x-rays. CEO and co-founder, Peder Remman, says “the role of dental care in general public health has been limited to regular dental care. With Boneprox, we can connect dental care with healthcare and simultaneously increase the efficiency of the industry through our unique cloud-based platform”.
SidekickHealth’s evidence-based digital care platform provides 360-degree support across a wide spectrum of therapeutic areas. Co-founder and CMO, Dr Sam Oddsson, adds “the impact of COVID-19 has highlighted the urgent need for clinically-validated digital health solutions and we are proud to be in the position to move healthcare forward into the future”.
Cuviva, meanwhile, uses sensors around the homes of the fragile elderly and people with multi-morbidities to check vital parameters, while also providing easy-to-use communication services. Henrik Cederqvist, company co-founder and CEO, believes their nomination shows “that a standalone open ehealth platform, with a person-centred logic, can significantly improve the situation for the patients in greatest need”.
The winner will be announced at the Vitalis conference on 25 August. They will claim 50 000 SEK in prize money, ten hours of publicity work from the Miltton Group, and a speaking slot at a relevant conference.
- Carolina Wallenius (chair): General manager, Cerner Nordics
- Charlotta Gummeson: CEO, Sahlgrenska Science Park
- Evamaria Nerell: Analyst, National Board of Health and Welfare, Sweden
- Fabian Bolin: CEO and co-founder, War On Cancer
- Heidi Stensmyren: Chair, The Swedish Medical Association
- Maria Sterner: Business manager, Vitalis
- Marianne Larsson: Innovation director, Innovation Skåne
- Rasmus Malmborg: Senior advisor, Nordic Innovation
- Werner Christie: CEO, World Health Connections AS