Just like any major industry, the healthcare industry is constantly changing. With technology advancing day by day, it’s no surprise that many tech startups are starting to integrate into the healthcare field. Whether it’s making the lives of physicians easier or figuring out a new way to help patients, there are many healthcare startups that are worth keeping an eye on. Here are just a few of these startups worth looking out for in the near future.
6 Healthcare Startups
With a growing emphasis on the need to get rid of unused prescriptions, one tech startup is using an app to make the process a little easier. Started in France by Adama Kane, this “virtual pharmacy” allows residents with unused prescriptions to drop them off at a local pharmacy. They will then receive points that will go towards future medications. Kane hopes to provide yet another incentive for getting rid of the medication and lowering the risk of an accidental overdose or prescription drug abuse.
This Google Glass startup is looking to make the lives of physicians a lot easier. Focusing on ditching the traditional pad and paper, Augmedix looks to integrate the Google Glass product in the medical setting by allowing physicians to record medical notes via the Google Glasses. The remote scribe service should be able to provide a literal “hands-free” alternative.
This telehealth startup is quickly becoming a major player when it comes to connecting doctors and patients through the screen. CEO Mike Baird promises that Avizia will close the gap between doctor and patient and even limit unnecessary ER visits. The 2016 “Closing the Telehealth Gap” research report found that 72 percent of U.S. hospitals are currently using telehealth. The telemedicine market is projected to grow at a rate of more than 50 percent a year, from $240 million in 2013 to $1.9 billion by 2018; according to data analytics firm IHS.
Mox Health is designed to increase the data sharing between patient and provider. By integrating insurer data using standard processes, Moxe’s technology makes it possible for providers to incorporate claims, risk, and other payer data into their own analytic efforts, thereby enabling clinicians to better understand patient risks and deliver value-based care. Payers of healthcare will be able to get a better understanding of where exactly their money is going and what particular procedures, medications, and tests are covered. As the healthcare landscape continues to change, Mox Health is devoted to bridging the gap between the payer and the provider. This is yet another example of healthcare startups that could have an immediate impact.
Many know 23andMe as a genetics site that allows people to map their genomes to find out about possible disease risks they may have. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced on April 6 that it would allow 23andMe to market its Personal Genome Service Genetic Health Risk tests straight to consumers, which could help them make more informed decisions about their lifestyles and healthcare. Users should soon be able to purchase a test at their local pharmacy and learn their genetic makeup in no time.
Sansaro health looks to make the interaction between digital health applications and medical records run as smoothly as possible. Physicians will be able to record data on tablets and have it show up on medical records in real-time for healthcare providers to view. This integration should make practices run smoother than ever.