Mark Behl Presents: 3 Up-and-Coming Digital Health Companies That Put Patient Experience First
3 Digital Health
An article released in
TechCrunch earlier this year,
mentioned that the biggest
obstacle to digital health
startups is the integration of the
technology that these companies
provide into larger legacy
However, over the past year, we’ve seen some
great leaps and bounds in the digital health
Over 111 deals have been documented in the digital
Together these deals accounted for a total of
Clearly, some digital health startups have been
making out like bandits.
And the ones that have been doing so have all
kept a laser-like focus on patient experience.
Here's a look at three of them.
Based out of India, Practo offers a booking
service for healthcare appointments. In August, it
raised $90 million in Series C funding from
Sequoia Capital Global Equities
and Yuri Milner
With this funding, Practo is
planning to expand the amount
of cities where it is currently
operating from 35 to 65.
What’s more, Practo has
also begun collaborating
In India, Singapore and Indonesia, users will
be able to see the closest Uber available
when they receive reminders for their
Estimated time of arrival for Uber
And the destination address at the start of the trip
The biggest talking point with Omada Health
is the way that it’s placing priority on clinical
On their website they bill themselves as pioneers
of “digital therapeutics…a new category of
medicine that sits at the intersection of
technology, and design.”
This past year, they added a program to their
site for patients at risk to cardiovascular
And investors must be big fans.
Omada Health raised 48 million in their
Series C round, which they plan on using to
expand their digital therapeutics
programming on type 2 diabetes.
With an intersectional focus, this program will
span web, mobile engagement, and
counseling efforts based on guidelines from
the National Diabetes Prevention Program.
Omada Heath's newest investors include:
Norwest Venture Partners
ZocDoc is already known for providing
an outstanding appointment booking
service, but now they’re looking to
enhance patient experience even more.
Streamlining the process of booking
appointments has been a target for many
digital health startups, but ZocDoc is looking
to set itself apart with exceptional price-
comparison tools and an aggressive
approach to expanding its customer base.
At $130 million, ZocDoc raised one of the
largest funding rounds this year.
This past year saw Fitbit, Teladoc, and
Evolvent Health go IPO.
The word on the street is that ZocDoc
might be next.
Some other companies worth mentioning
Doctor on Demand - provides
Pager - a medical concierge service
Medical Memory - a way for specialist
physicians to record appointments with
digital video and store records
Oscar - a streamlined health insurance
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