Propel Health President Diane Cashin is a Part of Winning Team in Digital Health Innovations Sprint


On Thursday, May 11th, a packed house assembled at American Underground in
Durham to participate in Demo Day, which marked the culmination of the AARP +
UNC Digital Health Innovation Sprint spring series. A total of four teams made it
through to the final stages and pitched their digital health solutions in front of a panel
of judges, including Andy Miller, SVP Innovation and Product Development at AARP,
Nigel Smith, Director of The Hatchery at AARP, Carol Lewis, Associate Director of
UNC’s Center for Health Innovation, and John Reites, Chief Product Officer at Thread
Research.
Responding to the challenge statement: “How can wearables be used to
seamlessly galvanize the 50+ population to take the right medications as
prescribed?” – the hotly contested final was won by Life Ring, who designed a
fashionable, wearable device supported by an application that promotes medication
adherence via advanced scheduling, communication, and medication management
tools. They will receive a start-up package including $10,000 in cash, 6-months free
co-working space at American Underground, plus potential pilot opportunities with
AARP and UNC.  Propel Health’s President, Diane Cashin was one of six team memebers on this winning team!  Way to go Diane and teamates, Patrick McGowan, Alden Rose, Nancy Rekhelman, Kevin McCreery and (not pictured) Carolina Gill.