Houston Medical Journal June 2017 - Page 16

Medical Journal - Houston Page 16 June 2017 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TECHNOLOGY continued from page 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . randomized controlled trial that shows gene-guided treatment can improve the odds of recovery. The company is now deployed in one TMC hospital and is completing formal business agreements with two others. While one in five adults experience a mental illness each year, that same statistic also is true for children. One of the conditions at the forefront is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, a brain disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity- impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development. • Based in Ottawa, Canada, DOT is creating precise and effective wearable consumer devices that diagnose and treat neurobehavioral disorders, including a game aimed at managing L aurenzo ’ s R E S TA U R A N T COMFORT FOOD CLASSICS, MADE FRESH EVERYDAY! LAURENZOS.NET 713.880.5111 4412 WASHINGTON AVE HOUSTON, TEXAS 77007 LAURENZO’S CORPORATE OFFICE 602 SAWYER STREET #110 HOUSTON, TEXAS 77007 / 713.807.8100 PROUDLY SERVING HOUSTON FOR OVER THREE GENERATIONS NOW SERVING SUNDAY BRUNCH fROM 11 AM tO 3 PM 1212 WAUGH DRIVE HOUSTON, TEXAS 77019 713.528.3474 TONYMANDOLAS.COM Memorial Hermann launches ‘Find My Way’ Memorial Hermann Health System has announced the launch of Memorial Hermann Find My Way, a digital wayfinding app aimed at improving the patient experience while reducing late and missed appointments. The app currently features navigation for Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center with plans to expand to other locations throughout the System in the near future. Modern Healthcare recently reported on a wave of wayfinding strategies being tested nationwide, as health systems search for solutions to improve the patient experience. “We are excited to be the first health system in Houston to announce this innovative beacon technology which is just the beginning of a more seamless healthcare experience for our patients and members,” said Bradshaw. Erik Halvorsen is hosting a panel of our TMCx alumni companies discussing how to engage hospitals in a pilot. children’s ADHD. DOT’s headset is paired with an interactive application to provide a quantitative diagnosis and treatment through gamification of neurofeedback therapy. • NeuroLex Laboratories, based in Atlanta, collects and analyzes speech samples that can identify health abnormalities early including depression, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease and then equip patients and physicians with insight to prevent symptoms from worsening. The company processes the patient’s audio samples to find things like pauses in the words and verb frequencies and then assesses which features are the most relevant to certain disorders. These are just a few examples of how, with the backdrop of the largest medical center in the world, TMC Innovation is helping to shape the future of health care by bringing in startups that offer promising solutions to some of the biggest behavioral and neurological health problems. Find My Way is powered by Connexient whose MediNavTM solution has been deployed at over two dozen major health systems across the country. The beacon, blue dot technology guides a patient or visitor from their starting location to their final destination by providing door-to- door directions for: hospital departments; physician offices; points of interest such as ATMs, dining facilities, pharmacies and more; and even the most convenient parking location based on the appointment location inside the facility. Advanced features, such as a parking planner, marks the exact parking location and navigates the user back to his or her car when finished with an appointment or visit. “We are delighted to announce Memorial Hermann as the first health system in Texas, and 24th in the nation, to select MediNav as its wayfinding solution of choice,” said Mark Green, Connexient CEO and Co- Founder. “The System has been a long-time leader in innovation and technology. This digital strategy exemplifies its commitment to patient experience and healthcare transformation.” t