Junum Wins HearstLab: Texas Pitch Competition Including $100,000 Prize

August 04, 2022

Junum, an innovative digital health company, was awarded $100,000 from HearstLabs as a part of the HearstLab: Texas Pitch Competition

In the U.S., one in three patients admitted to the hospital is malnourished or at risk – but <8.9% are diagnosed.  Junum’s clinician-driven technology is designed to help hospitals deliver exceptional patient care and maximize revenue by providing the tools needed to accurately diagnose malnutrition within existing EHR workflows. The software is currently being used by hospitals across the U.S. When malnutrition is properly diagnosed and coded, reimbursements can rise significantly. In fact, hospitals using Junum’s solution have nearly doubled their malnutrition diagnosis rates — and seen multi-year revenue increases as a result.

As a winner of Pitch HearstLab:Texas, Junum will receive a $100,000 investment and three months of hands-on support. HearstLab was founded in 2015 and is a part of Hearst, a leading global, diversified information, services, and media company with operations in 40 countries. HearstLab provides cash investment and support to early-stage women-led, tech-enabled startups in North America.

“Unrecognized malnutrition affects millions of hospitalized patients each year and our MalnutritionCDS solution helps physicians recognize and treat malnutrition quickly while also generating significant revenue for hospitals” said Molly Hegarty, founder and CEO. “We are honored to join the HearstLab portfolio in order to advance our mission to bring our nutrition-focused clinical decision support technology to more healthcare systems.”

Read the full press release from HearstLab here.  

About Junum

Junum is founded and led by Molly Hegarty, a Registered Dietitian and a former Intel engineer. The company helps hospitals understand and address malnutrition to maximize the value of their clinical teams, drive revenue and deliver exceptional patient care. Our intuitive tools operate within existing EHR workflows, giving clinicians easy access to the nutrition insights they need to drive improved outcomes. Schedule a demo today at https://junum.io and check out Junum on Linkedin and Twitter.

About HearstLab

HearstLab provides cash investments and services to early-stage, women-led startups innovating across fintech, data analytics, health, transportation, enterprise technology and media. Its mission is to close the gap in VC funding for women by helping founders build sustainable and highly scalable businesses. With access to Hearst resources across 360+ businesses, HearstLab’s breadth of services includes assistance with privacy and security, software development, legal services, financial analysis, and marketing and design support. To learn more about HearstLab, visit HearstLab.com and connect with us on LinkedIn.

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