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CirrusMD and Wellpepper Named Venture+ Forum Pitch Competition Winners

November 11, 2015


WASHINGTON, D.C. -- (NOVEMBER 11, 2015) – CirrusMD Inc., and Wellpepper were named the winners of the 2015 Venture+ Forum Pitch competition for startups at the mHealth Summit. They were among four companies selected to deliver live pitch presentations during the 'final four' competition Tuesday evening. The finalists were selected from a field of eleven digital health startups who presented during the first round of live competition held on Sunday at the Summit.

The 2015 Presenting Companies were chosen based on criteria for demonstrated impact and quantifiable results for improving health care delivery and outcomes. The Venture+ Forum provides a recognized platform for health entrepreneurs, fostering commercialization of innovative health technology solutions to advance healthcare delivery.

"The Venture+ Forum has become an anticipated event for health technology startups, with tangible results for pitch competition winners," said Richard Scarfo, Director, mHealth Summit, and Vice President, Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHA). "Venture+ Forum is designed to support the startup community, investors and entrepreneurs, and advance innovation in health technology. Congratulations to CirrusMD, Wellpepper and each of the finalists.”

CirrusMD develops “closed loop” virtual care solutions for value-based healthcare, with a unique telemedicine methodology that ensures continuity of patient care and enables full data integration over multiple communications channels – text messaging, phone and video chat.

Wellpepper is a clinically-validated mobile patient engagement platform, and is used in orthopedics, rehabilitation, trauma and burns, pain management and neurology at hospitals and clinics. It enables healthcare professionals to create and prescribe custom treatment plans based on their own best practices and protocols, and personalize them for each patient.

The first Venture+ Forum event of 2016 will be held at the HIMSS Annual Conference taking place February 29-March 4 in Las Vegas, as part of its mission to promote innovation in health technology. PCHA will also host the 2nd annual HX360 event at HIMSS16, inviting health system executive leaders, innovation teams, entrepreneurs, investors and technologists to explore technology-based solutions to challenges in healthcare delivery and operations, as well as new business models, novel partnerships and approaches to sustaining innovation.

About the mHealth Summit
The mHealth Summit is the global convener of the expanding mobile health ecosystem, exploring the disruptions, challenges and opportunities of the integration of mobile and wireless technologies into the healthcare system, and in consumer and patient engagement, for the delivery of better health outcomes. The 7th Annual mHealth Summit will take place November 8-11, 2015, in Washington, D.C. Focusing on four fundamental platforms – technology, business, research and policy – the mHealth Summit is presented by HIMSS, in partnership with Continua, the Foundation for the NIH and the mHealth Working Group. mHealth Summit is part of the Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHA), an international non-profit organization established by Continua, mHealth Summit and HIMSS to represent the consumer voice in personal connected health. Visit the mHealth Summit for more information; and follow at @mhealthsummit.

Media Contact: Gina Cella gcella@pchalliance.org 781-799-3137

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