Patients, Inc. (IHP) today announced that it was selected to
join the TEDMED
Hive, an elite community of startups and entrepreneurs working to
enhance health care technology and solutions. IHP was chosen based on
the success and future impact of its i-Human Patients®
virtual physician training platform. Like a flight simulator for medical
students and practicing clinicians, i-Human replicates the
patient-physician diagnostic process to promote more accurate
assessments and improve the quality of clinical care around the world.
As part of the Hive delegation, IHP will demonstrate i-Human at the TEDMED
conference, which will be simulcast in San Francisco and Washington,
D.C. on September 10-12.
"Quality health care is a basic human right," said Norm Wu, CEO of IHP.
"Yet much of the world's population struggles to maintain an adequate
supply of well-trained clinicians. The U.S. too is in need of higher
quality care, as one in 20 adult outpatients is misdiagnosed, half to
potential harm. i-Human offers a low-cost, rapidly scalable educational
technology that can both raise the quality of care in developed nations
and enable developing nations to accelerate and improve training for
Less than two years after i-Human's release, educators at 20 percent of
all U.S. medical schools already subscribe to the platform or are
currently developing case content on it in anticipation of future use.
Using best practice case studies authored by top U.S. medical educators,
the virtual physician diagnostic training program develops and
reinforces core competencies, including the reasoning physicians use to
diagnose and treat a wide range of health conditions, to improve patient
Selected from among hundreds of applications and nominations, IHP will
join scores of TEDMED Hive participants in an immersive and informal
social environment dedicated to exploring and showcasing transformative
startups. Participants range in focus from biotech, health IT, and
mHealth to life sciences, health tech, and more. TEDMED showcases new
approaches to a healthier future and the entrepreneurs powering those
ideas through technology, creativity, and innovation.
For more information on i-Human, visit www.i-human.com.
About i-Human Patients, Inc.
i-Human Patients, Inc. develops virtual medical training products and
services, including its flagship i-Human Patients®
platform, launched in November 2012, which educators at 20 percent of
U.S. medical schools are subscribing to or developing content on in
anticipation of future use. Cloud-based and interactive, i-Human
improves training outcomes and clinical protocol compliance for
students, instructors, and practicing clinicians using active learning
strategies and content developed by leading medical educators at more
than 40 schools. i-Human Patients, Inc. is based in Sunnyvale, Calif.
i-Human Patients® is a registered trademark of i-Human
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