Tigerlabs, an accelerator and incubator based on Hulfish Street, is now accepting applications for its new healthcare IT program.

The initiative, called Tigerlabs Health, is a three-month program beginning in February, 2013, that will offer $20,000 in seed funding, mentorship, software professional seminars, and co-working facility. The program culminates in a demo day in front of prominent investors and influential industry executives. Applications are being accepted though Thursday, November 15, and can be submitted to www.tigerlabs.co.

“Headquartered in the back yard of virtually all the Big Pharma industry titans, Tigerlabs Health is geared to take on the industry’s notoriously lengthy development process,” says Tigerlabs spokeswoman Marissa Dursin. “The program offers Healthcare IT applicants the close proximity and insider connections to best leverage the appropriate regional executives and investor relationships, to go from a ‘great idea’ to a viable market solution.

“We feel that the Tigerlabs accelerator philosophy combined with our proximity to New Jersey’s pharma hotbed, offers healthcare IT innovators an incredibly collaborative, supportive, and favorable environment to succeed in launching their companies,” says Bert Navarrete, co-founder of Tigerlabs. “Our goal was not to just create another accelerator, but to actually solve real problems that the industry is facing. So we created a program to connect those who have big ideas with the executives and investors who could help in actually bringing them to market.”

Tigerlabs will consider entrepreneurial ventures across a wide spectrum, including:

Mobile health. Helping consumers take control of their health with fun, elegant, and easy-to-use mobile applications.

Software as a service. Platform delivery of cloud-based medical records, data, information, and provider information.

Disease management. Identification, reporting, tracking, and analysis of disease diagnosis, spread, and treatment.

Integrated care management. Connecting inputs, delivery management, and organization of services related to diagnosis, treatment, care, rehabilitation, and health promotion.

Adherence programs. Allowing providers, payers, and consumers to monitor adherence to remote medical treatment.

Big data.. Compilation, analysis, and presentation of consumer, professional, clinical, payment, and medical records data.

Clinical discovery platforms. Assisting in the implementation, monitoring, analysis, and discovery of clinical platforms.

Self diagnosis. Allowing consumers to observe, record, understand, and cure simple health problems.

Remote monitoring. Enabling health providers and payers to track consumer adherence, health, payment, and medical records virtually.

Payer/consumer disruption. Developing the relation between the payer and consumer through improved communication, payment, understanding, and conveyance of information.

Virtual care. Providing consumers access to doctors, and healthcare professionals, through platform applications.

Remote therapy. Virtual assessment, delivery, and monitoring of therapeutic care.

“The entrepreneurs who will emerge from Tigerlabs Health accelerator will be at the forefront of healthcare’s digital revolution,” says Stuart Essig, Tigerlabs board member and former long-time CEO of Integra LifeSciences on Enterprise Drive.

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