Next Generation of Emergency Medical Tools and Technology on Display at ACEP19

Denver, Colo.—A preview of cutting-edge emergency department products and technologies will be featured at innovatED, an interactive solutions showcase during ACEP19, the world’s largest emergency medicine conference, which takes place at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO October 27-29, 2019.

Hands-on demonstrations in a simulated emergency department in the Exhibit Hall will give participants a chance to see the practical application of innovations designed to address the most pressing challenges in emergency departments today. The immersive innovatED experience will include solutions that span telemedicine, software solutions and data integration, ultrasound, cardiovascular, stroke, emergency medical/pre-hospital services, and more.

Highlights of 2019 innovatED will include: 

  • Virtual reality as applied to clinical training.
  • Live demonstrations from leading institutions on how to de-escalate workplace violence situations in the emergency department (October 27: 10:00-10:25 am; and 2:40-3:05 pm)
  • Shark Tank-style pitches from start-up companies as they propose cutting-edge ideas to a panel of healthcare and technology professionals. (October 28: 11:45 am-12:30 pm; and October 29: 11:45 am-12:30 pm)
  • A dedicated space focused on how to set up a geriatric emergency department and details on ACEP’s new Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation program.

innovatED is open from 9:30am to 3:30pm MT, October 27-October 29, 2019. Members of the media are welcome to attend the pitch events and participate in the live scenarios. Gain media credentials onsite at the Media Relations Office (Room 204) or by contacting  

2019 innovatED Participants

Communications & Technology


AngelMD is a healthcare investment community combining the world's largest network of healthcare startups with physicians, investors, and industry with the goal of creating successful outcomes. We connect physicians and angel investors with innovative companies across multiple clinical applications and innovation categories to positively impact the future of healthcare.

Bot MD

Bot MD is an A.I. Assistant for Doctors. The A.I. can be trained to provide instant answers to clinical queries on hospital specific content such as clinical protocols, call rosters, physician directory information, drug formularies and more. Bot MD can be accessed on iOS/Android and any desktop web browser.

Collective Medical

Collective Medical enables care teams to identify/support vulnerable patients in real-time and facilitate collaboration for better patient outcomes through its tech-facilitated care coordination platform.

Nuance Communications

Nuance’s in-workflow Computer-Assisted Physician Documentation (CAPD) solution, Dragon Medical Advisor, helps drive greater alignment around the key diagnostic drivers that are often omitted from clinical practice patterns and documentation, resulting in adverse patient outcomes and litigation. This content delivered real-time, for clinical decision support at the point-of-care, has been installed and utilized by over 500 acute care facilities. In addition to clinical content at the point of care delivered through Dragon Medical Advisor, clients can access a library of decision-support resources including hundreds of anatomical images, clinical calculators and evidence-based algorithms which provide CME credit through The Sullivan Group. 


SimX makes VR sim software that’s wireless, multiplayer, and cross-platform. It is used by US Military and hospitals to train MAs, medics, nurses, and physicians across the country.  Customized cases, powerful moderating tools, and highly realistic encounters make SimX best in class.

VitalER Software

Vital is modern cloud-based emergency department software that sits on top of any Hospital EHR that helps improve the flow within an ED. We use artificial intelligence to predict admits hours in advance, reduce length-of-stay, and keep patients safer and informed.

Education & Training

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

NIDA’s mission is to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health. NIDA's National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (CTN) provides a foundation for conducting research with the primary goal of bridging the gap between the science of drug treatment and adoption in practice through the study of scientifically based interventions in real world settings.

Healthcare Organizations

Air Methods

The leading air medical service for hospitals and community-based partners. Delivering lifesaving care to more than 70,000 people per year, for almost 40 years.

Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association (EMRA)

EMRA is the voice of emergency medicine physicians-in-training and the future of our specialty. We are the oldest and largest resident organization in the world.

The John A. Hartford Foundation

The John A. Hartford Foundation, based in New York City, is a private, nonpartisan, national philanthropy dedicated to improving the care of older adults. The leader in the field of aging and health, the Foundation has three areas of emphasis: creating age-friendly health systems, supporting family caregivers, and improving serious illness and end-of-life care.

West Health Institute

With research spanning healthcare in the home, hospital, and community-based organizations, the West Health Institute is studying how senior-specific healthcare delivery can be improved to be enable successful aging in place. With talented and diverse group of researchers and professionals across healthcare delivery, social science, data science, and medical professions, we explore opportunities that will improve acute care for seniors in the emergency department, home, and community; chronic care settings for older adults who may need care at home; and supportive services so seniors can receive the care they need, at a lower cost, wherever they are.

Medical Devices & Equipment


BrainScope, a medical neurotechnology company pioneering the assessment of traumatic brain injury, including concussion. It is an easy-to-use, portable, radiation-free EEG-based platform that supports Emergency room physicians in making quick triage decisions based upon objective findings. It is the only FDA cleared device, indicated for the assessment of the full spectrum of traumatic brain injury (Brain bleed to Concussion) and offers an opportunity for a dramatic improvement in the assessment of mTBI/concussed patients.

EchoNous, Inc.

EchoNous is developing an expanding family of intelligent medical tools to help healthcare professionals solve common everyday problems in healthcare. We are applying a layer of artificial intelligence to extreme miniaturized ultrasound to provide nurses, doctors and clinicians with high-quality, easy-to-use tools simplifying the task at hand. CEO and industry innovator Kevin Goodwin and COO Niko Pagoulatos, PhD, a prolific engineering leader, direct EchoNous together based on their decades of experience.


Janssen Pharmaceuticals

At Janssen, we’re creating a future where disease is a thing of the past. We’re the Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, working tirelessly to make that future a reality for patients everywhere by fighting sickness with science, improving access with ingenuity, and healing hopelessness with heart. We focus on areas of medicine where we can make the biggest difference: Cardiovascular & Metabolism, Immunology, Infectious Diseases & Vaccines, Neuroscience, Oncology, and Pulmonary Hypertension.

Salix Pharmaceuticals

Salix Pharmaceuticals is one of the largest specialty pharmaceutical companies in the world committed to the prevention and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases. For 30 years, Salix has licensed, developed, and marketed innovative products to improve patients’ lives and arm healthcare providers with life-changing solutions for many chronic and debilitating conditions. Salix currently markets its product line to U.S. healthcare providers through an expanded sales force that focuses on gastroenterology, hepatology, pain specialists, and primary care. Salix is headquartered in Bridgewater, New Jersey.

Start-up Companies Featured in Pitch Events


We are creating a unique platform that allows data unification and seamless sharing anywhere, anytime. Cloud-based digital healthcare platform for patients, providers, and healthcare systems making healthcare data smarter.

Brava Diagnostics

Brava Diagnostics is developing a highly sensitive troponin point-of-care test for diagnosis of heart attack.

DICOM Director

DICOM Director is the next generation of medical imaging, offering an augmented reality system for viewing MRIs and CT scans in 3D.

Elsius Biomedical

Elsius has the most advanced Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation system to date, with the best biocompatible coating by far.

Ember Medical

Crowdsourcing medical emergency response, modernizing EMS and increasing the efficiency of emergency care. Combining crowdsourcing, geolocation services, and telehealth technology to reduce emergency response times and provide triage services in the event of any medical emergency.

Fesarius Therapeutics

Fesarius Therapeutics has developed a game-changing acellular, dermal replacement scaffold for the acute, full thickness loss wound market that will greatly reduce patient suffering and health care system cost.

Novuson Surgical

Novuson’s is the first and only platform technology capable of rapid, precise ablation across a range of tissues from thin mesentary to thick tissue encompassing an entire organ cross section.

Hippo Health

Hippo Health is Slack for health care. We are a provider-owned & operated telemedicine platform with a new approach to telemedicine that connects patients and providers in a different way than standard telemedicine.

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