Meet the Awards Finalists: Tech for a Better Tomorrow

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The MassTLC Leadership Awards strive to recognize and honor “the best and the brightest” of the Massachusetts tech ecosystem each year. On July 18th, after months of nominations and judging, the finalists in each of fifteen different categories were announced (learn more about the selection process, here).

Who will be crowned the winners? Find out on October 3, 2018, at the 21st annual Mass Tech Leadership Awards Gala.

In the meantime, let us introduce you to our finalists and the great work that they are doing here in Massachusetts – in the words of their nominators.

First up: meet the 2018 “Technology for a Better Tomorrow” finalists.

 

Clear Ballot for ClearVote

ClearVote is the first complete voting system that pairs modern technology with paper ballots. It enables better election administration, voter experience, and confidence in election results.

Unlike other products, ClearVote captures voter intent in the vote counting process. This innovation is accomplished through vote visualization, tabulation, and algorithmic sorting.

By leaving an auditable paper trail, ClearVote makes the jobs of Election Officials less stressful and more efficient. For the public at large, ClearVote can improve confidence in American democracy.

 

eMotionRX for EMotionRx

EMotionRX empowers mobility with affordable, cool, self-powered exoskeletons.

“There are currently over one billion disabled people worldwide, a significant share of whom are economically disadvantaged, suffering from paralysis inducing ailments. Current exoskeletons are bulky, as they rely on carry on external power, and unaffordable for the overwhelming majority of those who need them.”

Rather than relying on external battery power to facilitate ambulation in people with limb paralysis, EMotionRX’s approach relies on the body’s energy from other parts to power the weaker areas, while simultaneously stimulating these weaker areas, thereby strengthening them over time.

This product introduces a new paradigm to the world of rehabilitation, and in doing so, serves to transform the lives of people everywhere with limited mobility.

 

The Learning Corp for Constant Therapy

The Constant Therapy mobile app helps survivors of stroke with speech, language and cognitive skills by allowing them to practice systematic exercises at home. For the first time, patients and clinicians can use any mobile device or tablet to perform exercises, review progress, and continue their journey forward.

The app provides provides the world’s largest library of evidence-based cognitive, speech and language exercises through a single platform and is used by clinicians at top rehab institutions. It has delivered more than 65 million exercises to patients – significantly amplifying their care at home, while reducing cost.

 

LogicManager for LogicManager

LogicManager believes performance is a result of effective risk management. Their enterprise risk management (ERM) software empowers organizations to anticipate what’s ahead, uphold their reputation, and improve business performance through strong governance.

Disasters like the emissions scandal by Volkswagen, the food-borne illnesses stemming from Chipotle, and the exploitation of customers by Wells Fargo are all the types of failures in risk management that LogicManager seeks to prevent.

By re-imagining risk management, LogicManager is changing the way companies view risk and protect their customers, stakeholders, and communities in a world of uncertainty.

Wolters Kluwer for UpToDate® Pathways

UpToDate® Pathways is an evidence-based solution to help reduce care variation and improve patient outcomes by providing a guided, patient-specific approach to clinical decisions at the point-of-care. UpToDate Pathways are interactive algorithms to streamline clinical decision making when addressing common medical conditions that have multiple management, diagnoses, or treatment options.

According to Advisory Board, one of the largest cost drivers is unwanted variability in care. Approximately $340 billion has been associated with either unnecessary care or inefficiently delivered services. Pathways are created with an aim of streamlining decision making and improving patient outcomes.

In addition to supporting clinicians make the appropriate management options for patients with common conditions, UpToDate Pathways also includes shared decision making tools, which can be used directly with the patient in the room to help discourage unnecessary testing or treatments.