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Remote Patient Monitoring Innovation Challenge

Across Safety-Net Populations

Powered by the California Health Care Foundation Health Innovation Fund, Acumen America, and Health Equity Ventures, the Remote Patient Monitoring Innovation Challenge identified technology solutions that enable primary care providers to more effectively monitor vital data for Medicaid and other safety-net patient populations.

This virtual program showcased companies whose technology solutions make scalable, effective, and culturally responsive remote patient monitoring (RPM) possible for health care organizations serving the safety net. The Challenge identified leading technology solutions that enable primary care providers to effectively monitor vital health data for Medicaid and other safety-net patient populations.

The culminating Showcase brought together the selected companies in a curated way to highlight new market opportunities for RPM solutions.

Expert Panel

The Showcase started with a panel featuring the following experts and moderated by Ella Schwartz, Senior Program Investment Officer, California Health Care Foundation.

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Dr. Christine Braid

Medical Director of Virtual Care Services, Dignity and Vice Chair of Family Medicine Department, Mercy Medical Group

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Dr. Edgar Chavez

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Universal Community Health Center

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Dr. Danielle Oryn

Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Petaluma Health Center and Chief Medical Officer, Redwood Community Health Coalition

Solutions invited to Present


Through a highly competitive and selective process, the following ventures were invited to present at the Showcase on November 18th. Learn more about them here



The Challenge prioritized companies that provided remote patient technology solutions and demonstrated the following:

Experience working with safety-net and Medicaid populations

Culturally responsive, effective patient engagement and health education accessible to patients less comfortable with technology and/or whose first language is not English.

Real-time or timely provider workflows and clinical decision support

Leadership, founder(s), and Board represent the communities receiving care and services and practice diverse, equitable, and inclusive hiring practices and principles informing product design

Cellular and Wi-Fi-enabled devices, preference for cellular

Easy and intuitive patient set up and registration process, supporting digital literacy in at least English and Spanish

Integration with provider electronic health records

Project Goals 


Inform providers and payors about remote patient monitoring technology by showcasing innovative solutions from emerging and established technology companies.


Support adoption and spread of remote patient monitoring in the safety net by demonstrating effective methods for patient registration and integration with provider workflows and systems.


Facilitate introductions between buyers and vendors of RPM technology.

White Paper

Read the White Paper from the Challenge that shares more details on the process, insights from the Showcase, and a final summary of the project.

Project Sponsors


The California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) is an independent philanthropy dedicated to advancing meaningful, measurable improvements in the way the health care delivery system provides care to the people of California, particularly those with low incomes and those whose needs are not well served by the status quo. We work to ensure that people have access to the care they need, when they need it, at a price they can afford.


Launched in 2011, the CHCF Innovation Fund invests in emerging companies to bring the best innovations and technology to the providers, health systems, and payers serving Californians, particularly within Medi‐Cal, the state’s Medicaid program. The Fund invests in mission‐aligned, venture‐backed technology companies that are well‐positioned to scale in California. The Fund makes a direct financial investment in the company and offers grants to safety-net partners to support adoption.

To learn more about the Fund and portfolio of companies, visit the website at

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Acumen is changing the way the world tackles poverty by investing in companies, leaders and ideas. We invest patient capital in businesses whose products and services are enabling low-income communities to transform their lives in 14 countries around the world. In the United States, Acumen America invests in early-stage companies across three sectors addressing some of the biggest challenges that face low-income Americans: health, workforce development and financial inclusion.

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Health Equity Ventures is an emerging venture/private equity fund laser-focused on inclusive healthcare innovations.  We prioritize investments in underserved populations and underrepresented founders that advance a healthcare system that works for everyone