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The word “bootcamp” often brings to mind a series of certain images. Perhaps you envision young, newly-enlisted military members headed off to an intense week of training. Maybe you think of the class at the gym whose instructor you always hear “inspiring” participants, making you even more apprehensive about ever trying it.

From February 12 to March 2, members of our team were engaged in a different kind of “bootcamp” that still involves the long hours, camaraderie, and change that comes from buckling down and doing the hard work.

This three-week bootcamp is just the beginning of the 2018 Digital Health Accelerator Cohort at Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas. EvidenceCare is thrilled to be chosen as one of 23 digital health companies attending the four-month program of workshops, lectures, panels, and networking events hosted by the TMC Innovation Institute.

“It was great to spend so much time with so many brilliant minds,” said our co-founder and COO, Jim Jamieson. “The amount of brain power in this group of people is inspiring and makes us even more excited about the future of EvidenceCare. We’re coming away from bootcamp with some big ideas, so I can’t wait to see where the next sessions take us.”

CEO and Founder Brian Fengler, MD introduces EvidenceCare to other cohort attendees.

EvidenceCare received our spot in the cohort after being one of three winners at AngelMD’s startup pitch event during the American College of Emergency Physicians 2017 Scientific Assembly. After our founder and CEO, Brian Fengler, MD, pitched against seven other early stage healthcare companies from around the country, we were thrilled to be announced as the Digital Health Award winner, earning us a cash prize from TMCx and a spot in the 2018 cohort.

COO and Co-Founder Jim Jamieson receives EvidenceCare’s prize at the 2017 ACEP Scientific Assembly for the Digital Health Accelerator Award.

“I’ve already learned more than I could have imagined,” said Sam Einhorn, EvidenceCare’s product coordinator. “The best part of this experience has been the exposure to such inspiring fellow entrepreneurs.  Everyone in the cohort is passionate about improving healthcare and working everyday to do so in their own unique way.”

Workshops were full of strategizing and exercises like this value proposition poster, addressing the problem our company wants to solve and how we plan to solve it.

Members of our team will continue to attend cohort meetings over the next few months, culminating in TMCx Demo Day in June. Demo Day serves as a closing ceremony as well as an opportunity for our company to pitch our tool to investors, clinical experts, and industry leaders in addition to the more than 400 stakeholders and 1000 viewers online. Not that we’re excited or anything, but we’ve already started shining our shoes and practicing our diction.

To try out our free, award-winning clinical decision support tool, click here.