The healthcare workforce shortage and burnout crisis continues, and the World Health Organization estimates a shortfall of 10 million health workers by 2030. As a result, patients are at risk of dangerous gaps in care.

This is a complex problem that warrants multifaceted solutions, and delivering innovative technologies that meet the healthcare community’s needs is one way Amazon Web Services (AWS) can provide support. That’s why AWS initiated the 2023 AWS Healthcare Accelerator: Global Cohort for Workforce, a technical, business, and mentorship program to help startups advance their digital health solutions and accelerate their growth using the cloud.

A photo of two staff members working on desktop devices, reviewing x-ray images.
Photo from Visionable, a startup that provides real-time, multi-streaming video solutions from initial consultation, to hospital treatment, to at-home care.

At ViVE 2023—a conference for healthcare leaders—we announced the 23 startups selected for the Accelerator, from hundreds of applicants worldwide. These startups offer solutions the healthcare industry needs in three core areas: retention, deployment, and training.

Learn about these startups and the problems they aim to solve below.


Key causes of burnout include daily overload and time spent on frustrating and manual tasks. The following startups are helping to reduce individual workloads by removing friction in day-to-day processes, streamlining clinical workflows, reducing documentation burden, outsourcing basic tasks to artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled solutions, and supporting well-being and flexible work arrangements.

An infographic for Momo Medical, which states, "Momo Medical’s BedSense App provides caregivers insights into the needs of memory care and nursing home residents. By monitoring activity levels and who gets out of bed, nurses can respond to prevent falls and bedsores. This can help providers achieve reduced workloads as well as fewer incidents and improved rest for residents."
Learn more about Momo Medical.
An infographic for eConsult, which states, "eConsult is a digital triage and consultation platform to help physicians across primary and emergency care. It provides solutions for patient demand management, clinical reviews for long-term conditions, multi-channel patient communication, and patient tools like symptom checkers and self-referral services."
Learn more about eConsult.
An infographic for navenjo, which states, "Navenio’s location-based solutions help optimize utilization of supporting teams that underpin patient flow throughout a hospital, like porters, cleaners, and allied health professionals. By more efficiently utilizing staff, hospitals report increased job satisfaction, reduced patient wait times, and reduced costs."
Learn more about Navenio.
An infographic for babblevoice, which states, "babblevoice is a practice-wide telephony solution with primary care-specific functionality. It integrates with clinical records, enables call handling via any device, and helps free up reception staff with automated appointment booking, critical-care management, staff bypass lines, and panic button features."
Learn more about babblevoice.
An infographic for RxPlace, which states, "RxPlace is a business-to-business marketplace that helps manage pharmacy operations, support safety, avoid medication shortages, and keep costs low. RxPlace’s product search and matching process helps improve the purchasing experience so pharmacists can focus on clinical responsibilities."
Learn more about RxPlace.
An infographic for Dropstat, which states, "Dropstat is an AI-powered staffing solution that automates needs prediction as well as open shift and contingent staff management. It integrates with existing scheduling and payroll systems and also enables seamless communication between internal and outsourced staff."
Learn more about Dropstat.
An infographic for Hypercare, which states, "Hypercare is a mobile suite of collaboration tools to automate manual processes, optimize switchboard operations, and replace antiquated technologies like pagers. It provides real-time scheduling coordination, compliant communication, and features to build escalation policies and trigger code teams."
Learn more about Hypercare.
An infographic for SQUID iQ, which states, "SQUID iQ’s platform integrates siloed data, automates manual workflows, and employs analytics to deliver real-time operational and medical equipment insights. It provides visibility into device capacity, utilization, location, and total cost of ownership, which can help reduce spend and time devoted to equipment-related tasks."
Learn more about SQUID iQ.
An infographic for Doc Abode, which states, "Doc Abode’s workforce management software autogenerates schedules so healthcare organizations can optimize team flexibility and more effectively respond to variable patient demand. Its interoperable solutions also match staff competencies with patient needs, so clinicians operate at the top of their license."
Learn more about Doc Abode.


Shifting to new ways of working—within virtual wards, community settings, and home care—has positive potential for patients and providers alike. The following startups are working on solutions that enable secure information exchange, remote monitoring, and interoperability to safely deploy a mobile workforce and patient-empowering tools.

An infographic for Rose Health, which states, "Rose Health is a clinically validated behavioral health patient monitoring solution to support mental health providers. Providers can use it to better gauge how patients they are treating are doing on a regular basis and support transitions from one level of care to another (e.g., emergency room to inpatient to outpatient)."
Learn more about Rose Health.
An infographic for IoT Solutions Group, which states, "IoT Solutions Group’s Data-Orientated Responsive Intervention System monitors elderly and vulnerable people’s activity patterns via a care sensor. The sensor relays insights and triggers alerts to motion that could indicate a fall or illness, temperature extremes, and potential damp conditions or mold."
Learn more about IoT Solutions Group.
An infographic for PathologyWatch, which states, "PathologyWatch helps dermatology practices digitally optimize pathology workflows via AI-assisted tools that interface directly with EHRs. Dermatopathologists can review and provide interpretations for digital slides remotely, reducing costs and allowing workplace flexibility."
Learn more about PathologyWatch.
An infographic for The TeleDentists, which states, "The TeleDentists deliver acute, chronic, primary, and specialty dental care virtually. They provide diagnoses, get patients started on treatment, and help with local appointments for follow-on care. This reduces unnecessary Emergency Department visits and saves patients time and money."
Learn more about The TeleDentists.
An infographic for Visionable, which states, "Visionable’s platform aims to connect fragmented health systems by providing real-time, multi-streaming video solutions from initial consultation, to hospital treatment, to at-home care. It enables remote decision-making and provides secure virtual meeting tools for clinical staff, including for stroke specialists."
Learn more about Visionable.
An infographic for InformMe, which states, "InformMe enables digital patient communication via mobile devices. Patients and physicians can share required documentation related to health history and procedures, care instructions, and educational resources, reducing clinical workflows, staff workloads, and costs."
Learn more about InformMe.
An infographic for Mytonomy, which states, "Mytonomy is a video-based patient engagement company that provides microlearning video content in English and Spanish through an easy-to-use digital engagement platform. Self-care resources like pre-op instructions can be sent remotely, helping nurses save time and boost safety and quality scores."
Learn more about Mytonomy.
An infographic for Kare Mobile, which states, "Kare Mobile enables mobile dentistry through its network of dentist and hygienist licensees—and brings comprehensive dental care to underserved areas. Kare Mobile also provides support services to help new practices launch affordably and quickly and ensure they operate efficiently and profitably."
Learn more about Kare Mobile.
An infographic for Supportiv, which states, "Supportiv facilitates peer-to-peer emotional and social support to supplement professional care. Its platform uses natural language understanding to enable confidential, professionally moderated, live support on a variety of topics as well as curated supportive resources like articles, videos, and podcasts."
Learn more about Supportiv.


For many healthcare organizations, staffing constraints impact abilities in both clinical care and in delivering new technologies, so supporting training, upskilling, and reskilling is crucial. The following startups are making training more customized, engaging, and effective.

An infographic for Grapefruit Health, which states, "Grapefruit Health recruits, trains, and manages nursing, social work, and pharmacy students so they can remotely support understaffed healthcare organizations. As students near graduation, Grapefruit Health also helps healthcare organizations recruit student workers into fulltime roles."
Learn more about Grapefruit Health.
An infographic for MOONHUB, which states, "MOONHUB is an interactive, virtual reality platform that delivers training, including for dementia care, more quickly, less expensively, and with better retention scores than traditional methods. MOONHUB has worked with care homes across the UK to deliver training."
Learn more about MOONHUB.
An infographic for Proximie, which states, "Proximie allows clinicians to ‘scrub in’ virtually to operating rooms and cardiac catheterization labs. This allows more trainees to learn from expert surgeons and enables real-time guidance and second opinions. It also allows procedures to be recorded and analyzed, so surgeons can hone their technique."
Learn more about Proximie.
An infographic for Compassly, which states, "Compassly is a mobile application that helps clinical leaders assess their teams’ skills and ensure compliance standards are met, eliminating time wasted on paper reports. It also provides a digital record of an individual’s clinical skills and promotes ongoing professional development."
Learn more about Compassly.

Meet the mentors

14 leaders across the ecosystem were selected to provide guidance needed to help the startups advance solutions that can truly meet the needs of the provider community. A huge thanks to American Hospital Association (AHA), CATI, Deloitte, Herefordshire and Worcestershire Integrated Care Board, Hospital Albert Einstein, Humana, Intermountain Ventures, Mass General Brigham, Northern Care Alliance, Philips, Provincial Health Services Authority of British Columbia, Rock Health, Royal Papworth Hospital, and Savvy Cooperative. We’re also grateful to AlchemistX and Plexal for their expertise in helping us deliver the Accelerator program.

"After stepping up to care for more than 6 million COVID-19 patients the last three years, our healthcare workforce is depleted. Today, we face a true crisis—simply put, hospitals and health systems cannot function without caregivers, and solving this crisis must be a priority for us all," said Chris DeRienzo, M.D., chief physician executive, AHA. "To better lift up the workforce of today and grow the workforce of tomorrow, we must bring together both experts and innovators, and we must do it now. I’ve seen firsthand how technology can improve care processes, allowing both clinicians and support team members to spend more of their time improving patient outcomes. That's why the AHA is excited to be a part of advancing new solutions like those incubated by the AWS Healthcare Accelerator—our members need their support now more than ever."

Learn more about the 2023 AWS Healthcare Accelerator

The program will be customized based on startups’ needs, locations, and available experts, and may include the following.

    An infographic for a look inside the 2023 Healthcare Accelerator
    Week Zero
    Week One
    Week Two
    Week Three
    Week Four
    Demo Day

    The AWS Healthcare Accelerator builds on other ways we are supporting the healthcare community, like providing industry-specific AWS training for clinical, business, and technical teams around the world. We will continue to innovate on behalf of our customers to support solutions that can help improve healthcare, and work with our partners and customers to implement them. AWS’s past Healthcare Accelerators, advancing solutions in health equity, aged care, U.S.-based healthcare, and UK-based healthcare, are an example of that.

    See additional details on the 22 startups, and learn more about how AWS is supporting the global healthcare and life sciences industry.