Prestigious International Annual Awards Program Recognizes Standout Digital Health & Medical Technology Products and Companies
LOS ANGELES, May 3, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- MedTech Breakthrough, an independent market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies, and products in the global health and medical technology market, today announced that Healthy.io, the global leader in transforming the smartphone camera into a medical device, has been selected as the winner of the "Best In-Home Testing Solution" award in the 7th annual MedTech Breakthrough Awards program, recognizing the breakthrough innovation of Healthy.io's Minuteful Kidney at-home test kits.
Healthy.io's patented, smartphone-based technology allows patients to perform clinical-grade medical tests from the comfort of their own homes, using only their smartphones and a set of easy-to-use testing kits to detect early signs of kidney damage. The results are delivered to healthcare providers in real-time, enabling faster diagnosis and treatment, and reducing the need for unnecessary doctor visits. Healthy.io recently received FDA clearance for its breakthrough technology that can turn any smartphone into a clinical-grade medical device.
Healthy.io's Minuteful Kidney at-home test kits exemplify the company's impact on the industry. These urine tests can be completed anywhere using a patient's smartphone camera to assess their albumin-to-creatine ratio (ACR)—a key indicator of chronic kidney disease (CKD). CKD can be fatal, and as it's asymptomatic in its early stages, is commonly known as a 'silent killer.' Over 75 million Americans should complete an annual ACR test, but nearly 80% of them don't because of various barriers to care.
"Our mission is to empower patients to take charge of their health through accessible and affordable testing solutions. This 2023 MedTech Breakthrough Award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team in making that vision a reality," said Healthy.io chief technology officer, Ron Zohar. "Fighting kidney disease is a heavy burden on the U.S. healthcare system, costing it roughly $120 billion each year—Minuteful Kidney is helping address this problem. We are thrilled that MedTech Breakthrough is recognizing our innovative approach and success in addressing this challenge."
The mission of the MedTech Breakthrough Awards is to honor excellence and recognize the innovation, hard work, and success in a range of health and medical technology categories, including Telehealth, Clinical Administration, Patient Engagement, Electronic Health Records (EHR), Virtual Care, Medical Devices, Medical Data, and many more. This year's program attracted more than 4,000 nominations from over 17 different countries throughout the world.
"Healthy.io's Minuteful Kidney is a breakthrough solution that is also redefining telehealth, as a bridge for healthcare providers to connect and engage with their patients beyond a video call," said James Johnson, managing director, MedTech Breakthrough. "The seamless transference between at-home results and healthcare providers—created by Healthy.io's breakthrough innovators—is vital to today's digital world, increasing patient engagement for doctors and convenience for patients. We extend our sincerest congratulations to the entire Healthy.io team for a well-deserved 2023 MedTech Breakthrough Award."
Minuteful Kidney has also transformed medical and clinical testing. Without the hassle of scheduling appointments and accounting for transportation, the clinical-grade medical device has increased accessibility in healthcare deserts, including rural and low-income areas. Lack of transportation bars 3.6 million Americans from receiving the healthcare they need, and at-home test kits like Minuteful Kidney resolve this issue by eliminating the need for transit. By increasing accessibility for patients and providers, Minuteful Kidney raised the percentage of at-risk people who get tested for CKD from 20 percent up to 50 percent, regardless of demographic and socio-economic differences.
About MedTech Breakthrough
Part of Tech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for global technology innovation and leadership, the MedTech Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence and innovation in medical & health technology companies, products, services and people. The MedTech Breakthrough Awards provide a platform for public recognition around the achievements of breakthrough healthcare and medical companies and products in categories that include Patient Experience & Engagement, Health & Fitness, Medical Devices, Clinical Administration, Connected Healthcare, Medical Data, Healthcare Cybersecurity, and more. For more information visit MedTechBreakthrough.com.
Healthy.io is a global leader in transforming the smartphone camera into a medical device. The company developed the first and only FDA-cleared, smartphone-powered home kidney
test. Healthy.io partners with leading health plans to integrate Minuteful Kidney™ across their
populations. For the first time, untested, at-risk members can now take the test in the privacy of their homes and receive instant results, thus closing care gaps and removing barriers associated with traditional lab testing. Minuteful Kidney™ is marketed commercially across the United States and the United Kingdom. Healthy.io has offices in Boston, London, and Tel Aviv.
James Johnson, MedTech Breakthrough, 213.255.3658, [email protected]
SOURCE MedTech Breakthrough