Funding boost for local nurse's tech startup

Friday, 04 February, 2022

Funding boost for local nurse's tech startup

Amelio Health, a provider of chronic pain management programs, has received the federal government’s Boosting Female Founder Initiative grant.

The company is one of 51 recipients from over 2200 applicants vying for $12m in funding. Applications were assessed by an Independent Assessment Committee made up of women entrepreneurs, which was led by Professor Jana Matthews, ANZ Chair in Business Growth and Director of the Australian Centre for Business Growth at the University of South Australia.

CEO, Nurse and Founder of Amelio Health Kathy Hubble said the grant will allow her company to accelerate global growth and develop technical enhancements that will be essential for scaling purposes. “Being a recipient of this grant is a fantastic way to shine the light on the problem of chronic pain and how we are helping thousands of people manage their pain and get their lives back, ” Hubble said.

The Amelio Health program has an 85% completion rate, with 95% of those participants increasing their capacity and getting their life back. Pain coaching alone does not address the complex nature of chronic pain, especially when it comes to medication rationalisation. The company also provides learning for rehabilitation consultants.

Amelio Health also uses data to drive behaviour change and assist live health coaching and nudging. We can see the emotional impact on physical function as it is happening, and gently nudge people in the right direction.

Hubble launched Amelio Health in January 2020 with the support of rehabilitation company Recovre. My team and I offer education and medication management for people suffering with chronic pain, and practise decision support for rehabilitation consultants, Hubble said.

“Amelio Health helps clients overcome the challenges of resource deficiencies and disruptive processes to create innovative and operational excellence in an ever-changing environment. Having long been a burning platform in life insurance, chronic pain is now being viewed and treated through an entirely new, holistic lens. It’s paying powerful dividends for customers and life insurers alike,” Hubble said.

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