Founded in the Bay Area by Bora Chang, MD, Erich Huang, MD-PhD, and Jeff Sun, MD in 2016, KelaHealth uses machine learning combined with patient data to identify surgical complications. 50% of surgical complications are avoidable and they cost US hospitals over $45B annually. The platform uses predictive analytics to identify risk, provide recommendations to mitigate the circumstances, and tracks long-term outcomes to improve overall care.
KelaHealth has raised $795K in total funding including $275K in grants. Backers of the company include Techstars, Healthbox, Rough Draft Ventures, The Cedars-Sinai Accelerator, NSF Small Business Innovation Research / Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR), NC IDEA, Peak State Ventures, Nueterra Holdings, Glenn Winokur, Amy Abernethy, and Jeff Trost.