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Heart Rhythm Society Announces Semi-Finalists in First-Ever HRX Pitch Competition

The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) announced they will showcase innovation and science from five early-stage innovators as part of the HRX 2022 meeting on Saturday, September 10th at HRX in San Diego, CA.

2022 Press Release/Statements

SAN DIEGO, August 29, 2022 – Today, the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) announced they will showcase innovation and science from five early-stage innovators as part of the HRX 2022 meeting. The Breakthrough Innovations in Cardiovascular Digital Health pitch competition, made possible by an in-kind donation and in collaboration with The Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2), will take place Saturday, September 10 at HRX in San Diego, CA.

The semi-finalist teams advanced to the live pitch competition following a selection process review by a panel of 5 cardiovascular digital health experts. The top three teams will each earn monetary awards: 1st place: $30,000, 2nd place: $15,000, and 3rd place: $10,000. "With the design of HRX, the Heart Rhythm Society aims to aid and champion organizations making a difference via innovations in digital health," said pitch competition moderator, G. Stuart Mendenhall, MD, FHRS, a cardiac electrophysiologist at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, CA. "This arena is a rapidly growing and increasingly important aspect of cardiovascular care, and we aim to help this technology become implemented to improve patient health, improve outcomes, and reduce the costs of heart disease to society."

The five pitch teams will present timely digital health innovations focused on cardiovascular care, with an emphasis on artificial intelligence (AI) and consumer wearables:

  • Anumana: AI-based electrocardiogram to serve as a deep predictive tool and biomarker of disease
  • General Prognostics (GPx): The world's first bloodless blood test aiming to eradicate preventable heart failure readmission
  • Relay Response: Medical software deployed on consumer smartphones and smartwatches for rescuers performing CPR
  • ReadMyRhythm (RMR): A cloud-based, digital healthcare platform that will identify and diagnose cardiac arrhythmias in consumers with wearable devices
  • TeleHealth Care Solutions LLC (TCS): VPExam Virtual Care tool to reduce morbidity and mortality in complex cardiac patients

"The Breakthrough Innovations pitch competition embodies the spirt of HRX – we're convening in San Diego to accelerate innovation and transform cardiovascular patient care," said Dr. Ki Chon, Krenicki Chair Professor and Head of Biomedical Engineering at University of Connecticut, who will be serving as on of five pitch competition judges. "Of course this ambitious goal requires inventive thinking, collaboration, inspiration, and in many instances, funding."

Winners of the HRX pitch competition winners will be crowned on Saturday, September 10 at 9:15 AM PT.

Visit ExperienceHRX.com to register and follow #HRX2022 on Twitter and LinkedIn for real-time updates and emerging news from the meeting.

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About the Heart Rhythm Society

The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) is a 501(c)(3) international nonprofit organization and the preminient leader in science, education, and advocacy for cardiac arrhythmia professionals and patients. HRS continues to be the primary information resource on heart rhythm disorders with a mission to improve the care of patients by promoting research, education, and optimal health care policies and standards, and a mission to eliminate death and suffering due to heart rhythm disorders. Incorporated in 1979 and based in Washington, D.C., it has a membership of more than 7,500 heart rhythm professionals in more than 90 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.HRSonline.org.

About HRX 2022

The mission of HRX is to annually convene all cardiovascular stakeholders to accelerate innovation and transform patient care. While there are other cardiovascular digital health conferences, none convene all stakeholders. Intentionally unconventional, HRX is non-ACE (formerly CME) to allow for greater latitude and input from industry in curriculum development. HRX 2022 is an immersive, hands-on experience and therefore attendance is limited to 500 innovators. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required. For more information, visit www.ExperienceHRX.com.

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