Meet 5 aspiring European eHealth Start-ups from Web Summit 2017!
Last week we were at the 2017 Web Summit, where we met many inspiring start-ups looking to change the way we experience healthcare, technology and communication about our health.
Here are 5 eHealth startups that have caught our eye!
Medway develops and integrates medical software that enable practitioners to consult their patients remotely via a tele-consultation mobile application. Medway’s objective is to equip private medical centers, GP surgeries and international clinics by delivering a secured and integrated medical software enabling visual, audio, chat and file transfer.
With its secured mobile interface, Medway allows doctors to consult their patients remotely by using a visual, audio, chat and file exchange protocol; thus offering a faster & convenient access to healthcare as well as delivering a better follow-up to chronic patients who may require frequent consultations. Medway is integrated with current medical software through a powerful API, synchronizing a fully decentralized IT infrastructure.
Medway has already been adopted by two international medical centers, private insurance, and works closely with private clinical networks in France.
2. Sex-positive, California (USA)
A startup whose mantra is “Stay positive, test negative”!
At Sex Positive, the goal is to provide simple diagnosis for Sexually Transmissible Infections (STIs), starting off with the two most common infections: Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae. With the D4 device, customers are empowered to test themselves and know their status within 30 minutes.
Sex Positive was founded in 2017 by Mary Ward (CEO) and is based in California, US, with production taking place in Ireland. For this startup, sexual health testing should not be expensive, time consuming, or “shameful”.
According to statistics provided by Sex Positive, half of the population under 25 years old are estimated to have tested positive for an STI. The company feels it is therefore time that sexual health screening becomes empowering and as simple as a pregnancy test.
You can follow them on Twitter: @SexPositiveLTD
3. MedBank, London (United Kingdom)
MedBank is a web & mobile platform where hospitals can hire temporary shift workers directly using AI technology. The start-up is based in London, and plans to work in close relationship with NHS England with the intention of bypassing expensive agency fees worldwide while allowing flexibility in earnings for staff.
The aim of the start-up is to transform temporary staffing across NHS trusts, enabling them to maintain safe levels of staffing while saving money currently paid to exploitative medical recruitment agencies.
According to MedBank founder, the NHS spends around £3 billion a year on temporary medical and nursing staff with at least £600 million+ of that on Locum and nurse agency commission fees alone.
With experience in the consequences of staff shortage from the receiving side and after interviewing many doctors and nurses, MedBank understands the patient safety challenges posed by persistent under-staffing.
The MedBank app will be launching soon, you can check their website here in the meantime.
4. Saanity, Milan (Italy)
Saanity is a platform running on blockchain paradigm aiming to improve the service level of both private and public sanitary services efficiency.
Saanity’s team plans to do so by reducing the waiting time of patients, providing in-house treatment, and improving the allocation of the resources within the sanitary facilities. The platform will also make it more efficient to sort the patients by addressing them in the various health facilities on the less crowded territory and by being more specific to the patient’s health condition.
Finally, it will allow the patient’s history to be portable and usable by the competent Med-Users, with an intuitive dashboard for both patient and doctor.
You can follow them on Twitter: @SAANITYofficial
5. Ufity, Lausanne (Switzerland)
Our last selection is a lifestyle and health startup called Ufity. Ufity is a free app, and converts users activity into Boost: a new virtual currency. With the earned Boosts, users can then buy some cool stuff from the app partners. By allowing Ufity to read their Health data, it converts physical effort into money.
Users are also able to compete on the leader board. The more sports users do, the higher their rating is!
eHealth Hub is an EU funded initiative providing free support to EU eHealth SMES, to improve competitiveness, support growth internationally, assist with mastering legal & regulatory challenges and ease access to private financing. You can register here to receive more information, and follow eHealth Hub on Twitter.