The Canadian healthtech company's digital solutions are redefining traditional methods of chronic disease prevention
TORONTO, Jan. 21, 2019 /CNW/ - Newtopia, a leading precision health company focused on sustainable habit change to prevent chronic disease, is one of this year's 2019 Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge Top Innovator award recipients. Newtopia offers virtual programs that are personalized based on a participant's personality, lifestyle and genetics.
The Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge pairs leading-edge startups from around the world with prominent health and life sciences organizations, to develop innovative technology solutions that improve the way people access and manage healthcare. In its third year, the competition drew more than 1,000 startups – reinforcing the importance of an open innovation approach for tackling some of the world's greatest health challenges.
Based in Toronto and New York, Newtopia focuses on sustainable habit change to prevent chronic disease for individuals at risk of developing obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Newtopia is redefining traditional methods of chronic disease prevention with its digital habit change platform that combines genetic testing and personality-matched coaching with smart mobile technology, empowering individuals to take control of their health.
"We're honored to be recognized as a leading-edge global health innovator, and excited to leverage the Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge platform and the network of relationships we've developed," said Jeff Ruby, founder and CEO of Newtopia. "We want to collaborate with as many innovators as possible, to help scale our disease prevention solutions in order to evolve healthcare toward keeping healthy people healthy."
The 2019 Innovation Champion was Ayasdi, an enterprise-grade artificial intelligence platform that helps the healthcare industry solve key challenges, including clinical variation management, population risk assessment, claim denial management and fraudulent claim detection.
"There's no slowing the momentum of discovery and digital innovation in healthcare," said Brian Kalis, managing director, Digital Health and Innovation at Accenture. "Companies like Newtopia are the growth engine for a bold and exciting future for patient care. We look forward to working together to help advance solutions that address the industry's toughest challenges."
For more information, visit Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge.
Newtopia is a personalized health company leveraging genetic testing and the latest engagement science to inspire individuals to make healthy lifestyle decisions. Newtopia's patented enterprise health engagement platform combines personality-matched coaching with mobile social health communities and genetically driven health recommendations to keep clients motivated and on track. Newtopia is partnering with insurers, employers and brands to offer disease prevention and management programs to risk-assessed individuals that deliver proven sustainable outcomes, quantifiable cost savings and a substantive ROI. Newtopia's programs and products are guideline and evidence-based and are available across the United States. Please visit www.newtopia.com to learn more.
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