Tal Givoly, Medivizor's Co-Founder and CEO (blue shirt) is flanked by mHealth Israel organizers.
Tal Givoly, Medivizor’s Co-Founder and CEO (blue shirt) is flanked by mHealth Israel organizers.

Medivizor, the Israeli company helping people to keep up to date with reliable health information, is the winner of the mHealth Israel Conference’s startup contest. The Ramat Gan-based startup beat out seven finalists to win eligibility for a round of OurCrowd funding.

“We are honored to win this tough competition, especially given the outstanding startup innovation landscape in which we competed,” said Tal Givoly, Medivizor’s co-founder and CEO. “This is a major milestone for us, as the conference’s platform enables us to share ideas with other healthcare entrepreneurs, potential investors, and industry giants, too.”

Doctors often warn patients to steer clear of the internet when seeking information about their medical conditions because much of the information online is wrong, misleading or outdated. Medivizor is changing that by culling reliable, cutting-edge health information into one spot. The startup is aimed at patients with chronic and serious illnesses and those who care for them.

mPharma, a startup that provides real-time data on physician’s prescriptions and patient drug consumption for governments and pharmaceutical companies in Africa, came in second place.

Other startups in the contest included air pollution mapping app Breezometer; voice recognition software that helps the disabled “speak” TalkItt;  Lifegraph, a platform that allows psychiatrists to better monitor their patients; Myndlift, a groundbreaking system that provides a drug-free solution to improve concentration ability; Sweetch, a game-changing platform that predicts personal diabetes risk; and Intendu, brain rehabilitation software.

“mHealth Israel provides the digital health ecosystem a unique platform to exchange ideas and opportunities in a diverse forum not found anywhere else in Israel,” said Levi Shapiro, the lead organizer for mHealth Israel.  “A growing number of Israeli entrepreneurs are creating world class digital health startups, and global mHealth leaders are taking note.”