October 2020 Industry Spotlight
Based in Baltimore County, BurnAlong is an online health and wellness video and social motivation platform utilized by employers, insurers, and municipalities. Employers engaged with BurnAlong include well known local companies McCormick, Johns Hopkins, and Kaiser Permanente. On BurnAlong, people can take thousands of live and on-demand videos and physical and emotional health classes taught by hundreds of instructors across 45+ categories (from cardio to cancer to chronic conditions). People can also benefit from online social support and motivation, including live private sessions with co-workers, friends, and family members they invite.
“We're appreciative of the support the County Government has given us to remain in this area. Will Anderson, who just stepped down from leading the Workforce Division, was very helpful from the company's founding. We're also very encouraged by the efforts made so far (and responsiveness) by County Executive Johnny Olszewski and his office to make this a safe and pleasant place (notably walkable communities with protections for pedestrians) for employees to live and work.” - Co-founder & Co-CEO Daniel Freedman
Learn more about BurnAlong: www.BurnAlong.com
emocha Health, located in Baltimore City’s Mount Vernon neighborhood, was established six years ago after its founders licensed a mobile health software created by Johns Hopkins University clinician-scientists. The software that powers emocha’s platform improves direct medication adherence, helping patients improve clinical outcomes, and enabling plans to meet quality metrics and ratings while reducing healthcare utilization costs. emocha has worked with over 100 clients across a number of markets, including public health departments, health systems and providers, employers, and health plans currently serving more than 50,000 patients. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the company has pivoted to support remote self-screening for hospital healthcare workers, employees, and students. Earlier this year, emocha was awarded $1.7 million through a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award through NIH - emocha’s second “Fast-Track” award. This brings emocha’s total NIH SBIR grant funding to $6 million awarded since 2015.
“Since its founding in 2014, emocha has worked with municipalities and public health departments globally to contain and manage infectious disease. We've now had the chance to work with local health systems to support medication adherence, and are honored whenever we can work in our hometown of Baltimore.” - CEO Sebastian Seiguer
Learn more about emocha Health: https://emocha.com