WLSA Announces 2012 iAwards Finalists

The Wireless Life Sciences Alliance (WLSA) today is announcing finalists for the fourth annual iAwards for Wireless Health.

Winners will be announced May 24 at the WLSA Wireless Health Convergence Summit in San Diego – an annual event that brings together innovators, thinkers and investors to brainstorm and map the future of connected health.

Most-promising wireless health solutions to be recognized at Convergence Summit

SAN DIEGO – April 25, 2012 – The Wireless Life Sciences Alliance (WLSA) and TripleTree today announced finalists for the fourth annual iAwards for Wireless Health. A record-breaking 160 applicants flooded the judging team for consideration of the prestigious award. Twelve finalists were selected, four in each of three categories, for demonstrating highly innovative, impactful mobile and wireless solutions in the healthcare industry.

The 12 iAwards finalists will be featured at the seventh annual WLSA Wireless Health Convergence Summit, on May 23-24, 2012, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California. The winners of each category will be announced on May 24.

The Wireless Health Convergence Summit engages leading executives, innovators, thought leaders, and investors from across the globe, who will participate in lively debate and brainstorming about the advancement of wireless and mobile solutions in healthcare.

The iAwards nominations were judged based upon fundamentals including uniqueness of the business model, growth and traction in the marketplace, clinical/operational/consumer relevance, size of addressable market, international presence, or potential.

“WLSA founded the iAwards in 2009 to recognize innovation, insight and initiative in the connected healthcare industry that wireless makes possible,” said Robert B. McCray, WLSA President & CEO. “This year’s nominees provided a great challenge for our judges to select the finalists due to the exceptional, innovative and forward thinking solutions presented. We are very excited about the slate of talented companies that will be highlighted.”

The 2012 iAwards finalists are:

Consumer Experience – Best solution to enrich the consumer or patient experience

1.    Centene Corporation
2.    Fitlinxx
3.    Optum
4.    Silverlink

Clinical Application – Best solution that enriches clinical care delivery

1.    Consult-a-Doctor
2.    Eviti
3.    Telcare
4.    Watermark Medical

Operational Effectiveness – Best solution for reducing costs and improving operational efficiency

1.    AwarePoint
2.    CureMD
3.    HomeCare HomeBase
4.    Mobile Heartbeat

Past iAwards finalists include innovators such as AirStrip Technologies, BodyMedia, Phreesia, Zeo, CellTrak Technologies, Healthagen and Epocrates.

About Wireless Life Sciences Alliance (WLSA)

The Wireless Life Sciences Alliance (WLSA), a trade organization for global wireless and mobile technology innovators, scientists, physicians, policy makers, service providers, and investors, is committed to accelerating the innovation and adoption of connected health, creating value for all sectors of the life sciences and technology ecosystem.