MedTech Breakthrough Announces Winners of the 2018 MedTech Breakthrough Awards Program

Annual Awards Program Recognizes Outstanding Health and Medical Technology Products and Companies

“With advancements in medical and health technology that include developments in areas such as artificial intelligence, robotics and medical data analytics, the 2018 MedTech Breakthrough Awards program garnered an impressive set of award nominees that are delivering “break through” digital health experiences for health systems and patients alike,” said James Johnson, Managing Director, MedTech Breakthrough. “There’s no question that our 2018 awards program winners represent extraordinary MedTech industry leadership and we are thrilled to recognize this year’s MedTech Breakthrough Award winners. Congratulations to the winners on your well-deserved industry recognition.”

The MedTech Breakthrough Awards program is the premier awards and recognition platform founded to recognize the medical and health technology innovators, leaders and visionaries from around the world. The program evaluates and recognizes break through solutions and companies in a range of categories, including Robotics, Clinical Administration, TeleHealth, Patient Engagement, Electronic Health Records (EHR), mHealth, Medical Devices, Medical Data and more. The 2018 MedTech Breakthrough Awards program attracted more than 3,000 nominations from across the globe.

All award nominations were evaluated by an independent panel of experts within the MedTech industry, with the winning products and companies selected based on a variety of considerations, including innovation, design and user-experience, as well as overall technological advancement for their respective categories.

The 2018 MedTech Breakthrough Award winners include:

MedTech Leadership

  • Best MedTech Startup: Drawbridge Health
  • Best MedTech CEO: Brenda Schmidt, Solera Health
  • Best Health Network Technology Implementation: St. Luke’s University Health Network, implementation of Omni-HealthData Insight
  • Medical Device Engineering Breakthrough: RadiaDyne
  • Healthcare Insurance Innovation Award: Clover Health
  • Best Overall Fitness Technology Company: FitBit
  • Best Overall MedTech Company: Philips

Clinical and Health Administration

  • Clinical Efficiency Innovation Award: LogicStream Health
  • Best Patient Scheduling Solution: Kyruus, ProviderMatch for Consumers
  • Best Compliance Solution: VORTTX Training
  • Best Compliance Management Solution Provider: Medtrainer
  • Best Patient Safety Device: HatchMed
  • Best Clinical Administration Hardware Device: Onyx Healthcare USA, Inc.

Patient Engagement

  • Best Patient Relationship Management Solution: ChronWell
  • Best Overall Patient Engagement Solution: Vocera Communications, Inc., Vocera Rounds
  • Patient Engagement Innovation Award: 360Medlink Inc.
  • Best Overall Patient Engagement Service: Clockwise.MD by DocuTAP

Electronic Health Records

  • Best Electronic Health Record Solution: Azalea Health
  • Best Electronic Health Record Service: DocuTAP
  • EHR Innovation Award: AdvancedMD


  • Best Overall Genomics Solution: MedGenome
  • Best Personal Genome Testing Service: 23andMe

Internet-of-Things (IoT) in Healthcare

  • Best Healthcare Robotics Solution: Procept BioRobotics
  • Best IoT Healthcare Platform: Atlantic.Net
  • Best IoT Fitness Wearable: Apple Watch
  • Innovation in Healthcare Wearables: NEOFECT’s RAPAEL Smart Glove

Medical Data

  • Best Health Information Exchange (HIE) Solution: Casetabs
  • Best Overall Healthcare Data Analytics Platform: Transcend Insights, IntelligenRx/Anvita Engine
  • Innovation in Healthcare Analytics: EarlySense
  • Best Healthcare Information Destination: WebMD

Mobile Communications and TeleHealth

  • Best TeleHealth Platform: Teladoc
  • Best Overall mHealth Solution: Humana, RxMentor
  • Best Videoconferencing Solution: Cloudbreak Health
  • Best Overall TeleHealth Solution: SnapMD
  • Best Overall mHealth Hardware Solution: Zebra Technologies
  • Breakthrough Innovation in Virtual Care: Synzi

Healthcare Cybersecurity

  • Best Healthcare Network Security Solution: Zebra Technologies
  • Best Overall Healthcare Cybersecurity Solution: IGEL

Medical Device 

  • Best New Technology Solution – Medical Imaging: Samsung NeuroLogica
  • Best New Technology Solution – Ultrasound: GE
  • Best New Technology Solution – Diagnostic: Hologic, Inc
  • Best New Technology Solution – Surgical: Cerapedics
  • Best New Technology Solution – Radiology: iCAD, PowerLook® Tomo Detection
  • Best New Technology Solution – Pain Management: Oska Wellness, Oska Pulse
  • Best New Technology Solution – Drug Development: Novoheart
  • Best Overall Medical Device Company: Stryker

About MedTech Breakthrough
The MedTech Breakthrough Awards program, part of the Tech Breakthrough Awards organization, is devoted to honoring excellence in medical and health related technology companies, products and people. The MedTech Breakthrough Awards provide a platform for public recognition around the achievements of breakthrough MedTech companies and products in categories including Patient Engagement, mHealth, Health & Fitness, Clinical Administration, Healthcare IoT, Genomics, Medical Data, Healthcare Cybersecurity and more. For more information visit

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