When it comes to the intersection of health and technology, there has never been a better time to launch a company that seeks to bring the two together. In fact, there are currently many technologically based health start-ups being introduced to the business world and each one seeks to be part of the new wave of digital health companies that drive innovative solutions, which is definitely news to be happy about. Here are a few of these start-ups that are worth knowing about:
1) Ginger.io: Their innovative app is designed with both caregivers and patient safety in mind. Ginger.io tracks a patient's phone usages and examines their communication patterns, as well as location. By employing a host of algorithms, the app can track changes in patterns and alert caregivers in case of crisis and/or heightened symptoms.
Their app is being rolled out slowly in few different cities across the US, and already has at least 6 million data points - and the more data it receives, the more it can refine its process and technology for further improvements.
2) Healthspot: Truly an innovative idea, Healthspot strives to bring doctors and patients together more effectively. Designed as a medical box kiosk, each one is serves as a private clinic and fitted with technology such as videoconferencing and interactive digital media devices for acute care patients. The kiosk also contains a scale, chair and television dashboard and there is a certified medical assistant on hand to help with the devices.
Healthspot aims to be in pharmacies such as Walgreens, where patients can communicate with board-certified doctors for their problems, have medication electronically prescribed to them and are able to fill out said prescription as soon as they leave the kiosk - seamless and simple.
3) DocChat: Here is another innovation for physician access anywhere, anytime. Given the number of smartphone users, this company is leveraging video chat. DocChat states that 75% of all doctor visits can be handled remotely by seeing, listening and speaking to the
4) Quality Reviews, or RateMyHospital: Aimed at patient satisfaction and retention and doctor feedback, Quality Reviews promises to gives its users a voice within the digital health sphere through its services. By fixing outdated modes of surveys and replacing them with a quick, one-minute questionnaires that can be received and used within real-time. Feedback goes directly to doctors, and the data is used to increase patient satisfaction directly without having to wait for a slowed down process and with patients ideas clearly in mind.
These are just a few companies committed to increasing the digital health sphere through innovative solutions. Check out this link for other innovative digital health solutions.