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Mark Behl Presents: 3 Up-and-Coming Digital Health Companies That Put Patient Experience First


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The biggest obstacle to population health innovation is existing legacy systems. By putting patient experience first, three startups are exemplifying what is possible in digital health.

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Mark Behl Presents: 3 Up-and-Coming Digital Health Companies That Put Patient Experience First

  1. 1. 3 Digital Health Companies That Put Patient Experience First
  2. 2. 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 systems.
  3. 3. However, over the past year, we’ve seen some great leaps and bounds in the digital health industry. Over 111 deals have been documented in the digital health subsector Together these deals accounted for a total of $1.3 billion AND (
  4. 4. Clearly, some digital health startups have been making out like bandits.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. Practo
  7. 7. Based out of India, Practo offers a booking service for healthcare appointments. In August, it raised $90 million in Series C funding from Tencent Sofina Google Capital Sequoia India Altimeter Capital Matrix Partners Sequoia Capital Global Equities and Yuri Milner
  8. 8. 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 with Uber.
  9. 9. In India, Singapore and Indonesia, users will be able to see the closest Uber available when they receive reminders for their appointments, including: Estimated Fair Estimated time of arrival for Uber And the destination address at the start of the trip
  10. 10. Omada Health
  11. 11. The biggest talking point with Omada Health is the way that it’s placing priority on clinical validation. 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.”
  12. 12. This past year, they added a program to their site for patients at risk to cardiovascular disease. And investors must be big fans.
  13. 13. 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.
  14. 14. With an intersectional focus, this program will span web, mobile engagement, and counseling efforts based on guidelines from the National Diabetes Prevention Program.
  15. 15. Omada Heath's newest investors include: Norwest Venture Partners GE Ventures dRX Capital
  16. 16. ZocDoc
  17. 17. ZocDoc is already known for providing an outstanding appointment booking service, but now they’re looking to enhance patient experience even more.
  18. 18. 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.
  19. 19. 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.
  20. 20. Some other companies worth mentioning include: Doctor on Demand - provides telemedicine services 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 company
  21. 21. Which digital health companies are you watching?
  22. 22. For more info, check out my my blog And my Twitter @MarkBehl