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The Molo9™ Entrepreneurial Excellence Award is given to a founder who has excelled in his respective field through the development of his startup.


Name: Ajay K Gupta, CISSP, MBA
Company: HSR.health
Website: http://www.HSR.health

HSR.health is a health tech firm. That has developed a geospatial platform to analyze large datasets of health, social, and environmental data to extract and share health risk information with various decision makers throughout this pandemic.

What does the HSR.health’s startup do?

HSR.health is a heath tech startup that has supported COVID response efforts globally – in the US through FEMA and several states and in both Central America and Africa through the WHO.

The HSR.health team developed AI-based Risk Indices to track the spread of COVID and identify the at-risk populations so governments can issue lockdown measures where and as appropriate to protect the public. Through their work the HSR team work identified the right number, type, and location of medical resources (e.g., ventilators, PPE) and staffing (i.e., healthcare workers) needed at local levels to address the pandemic.

HSR.health’s team developed a Hospitalization Risk Index so health systems could plan in advance how they would handle a surge of patients. The firm helped develop testing and vaccine deployment strategies and is currently working with industries (airlines, travel, schools, etc.) to safely resume operations after lockdowns are lifted.

Based on their experience and lessons learned through responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, the team has designed and is building a digital Pandemic Early Warning & Response Platform to ensure the world is better able to identify, mitigate, potential future pandemic, endemic, and emerging disease outbreaks.

What is the HSR.health team’s proudest achievement?

While the HSR.health team has many accomplishments, including multiple filed patents and several marque clients, their proudest achievement as a small, young company is working globally with the WHO on pandemic response.

Below is a selection of the credentials, academic achievements, and additional awards held by Ajay Gupta & the HSR.health team:

  1. HSR.health CMO, Ram Peruvemba, MD, FASA recognized as a 2021 Top 100 Healthcare Visionary by the International Forum on the Advancements in Healthcare, based on his leadership of our COVID-19 response efforts.
  2. HSR.health named a 2019 Emerging Company of the Year finalist by the Tech Council of Maryland.
    HSR.health has received a State of Maryland General Assembly official citation for our efforts to “Promote Access to High Quality Healthcare Throughout Maryland”.
  3. HSR.health principles and board members have published numerous book chapters, and technical papers in prestigious journals and conference proceedings, such as the IEEE Biomedical and Health Informatics conference.
  4. HSR.health has won numerous ExportMD and Maryland Technology Innovation Partnership (MTIP) grants in 2019 and 2020.
  5. HSR.health CEO named the Secretary of the Board of Directors for Holy Cross Health, a multi-hospital, social safety net health system, and the Flagship health system of Trinity Health.
  6. HSR.health CEO chairs the Health Domain Working Group for the Open Geospatial Consortium, the global standards setting body for the geospatial community.
  7. HSR.health CMO is a member of the Board of Trustees for MedChi, the Maryland Medical Society.
    HSR.health CMO is the Maryland State Delegate to the governing body of the American Society of Anesthesiologists.
  8. HSR.health has five (5) filed patents covering its Risk Indices and underlying geospatial data infrastructure and analytic platform.


Learn more about HSR.health here.

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