About HTIC

Now in its 5th year, the HealthTech Innovation Challenge Health (HTIC) is an annual innovation-led program that brings together partners from across the health ecosystem to innovate, collaborate and ultimately create better healthcare experiences for all people.

Accenture’s 2021 virtual event highlighted the best, most innovative startups with health solutions that serve North America. Thank you to all who submitted applications. Finalists pitched their solution and received exposure to industry executives and accelerators.

We are pleased to announce the 2021 Innovation Champion is Ellipsis Health and the 2021 Top Innovator is SimX. Congratulations to Ellipsis Health and SimX. Learn about these leading innovators and the other finalists below!

2021 Innovation Champion & Top Innovator

Ellipsis Health was named the Innovation Champion in this year’s Challenge. By using the words people say and how they say them, Ellipsis Health has pioneered an artificial intelligence-powered, speech-based vital sign to identify, quantify and manage depression, and anxiety symptoms at scale. Its integrated behavioral health solution aids time-strapped healthcare providers and payers to reliably identify and stratify patient populations – facilitating scalable behavioral health screening and longitudinal monitoring of symptoms and treatment efficacy.

SimX, the Challenge’s Top Innovator, brings virtual and augmented reality to medical simulation training. With its completely immersive environments, SimX is used to train physicians, nurses, and other allied health professionals in a variety of medical scenarios. Furthermore, the platform allows medical teams to replace expensive mannequins with a low-cost, wireless VR headset, and an incredibly flexible virtual patient.

Congratulations to the lead innovators!

2021 Finalists

Congratulations to the 6 Finalists from the 2021 HealthTech Innovation Challenge!


Angle Health

Provides digital-first healthcare plans for the modern employee. Learn more.

Axle Health

Axle Health

Offers providers in-home healthcare services for their patients. Learn more.


Donisi Health

Provides personalized, actionable insights through hassle-free, contact-free sensing for cardiac and respiratory assessment. Learn more.



Provides remote care, video connection, and medication dispensing all-in-one. Learn more.



Provides world-class practitioners and technology to treat injury and pain. Learn more.

Spora Health

Spora Health

Provides primary healthcare for people of color. Learn more.

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