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Digital health today has taken notice of the desire for an immediate diagnosis along with the increased desire for accuracy. Now users are able to have a personal, multi-level analysis of their symptoms with actionable next steps and more accurate diagnoses. One of the companies that is leveraging the potential of AI in this manner is Buoy Health. Buoy Health was founded in 2014 by Dr. Andrew Le, Adam Lathram, Nate Ren, and Eddie Reyes. Le recently spent time telling us about his inspiration for heading down this digital health pathway and the future the he sees for online symptom platforms.
For this 4th and final part of the Healthcare Hacks series it is time to tackle one of the most important elements of the selling process – introducing your product/service. You have finally carried your startup all the way through the doors of the necessary decision makers but now it is time for it to stand up on its own two feet and make a lasting impression. There is only once chance to make a first impression and if this is done wrong you and your business will most likely find yourselves on the way out of the room.
With many pressures facing states and budget barriers some digital health companies are look for solutions to help solve this gap in care. One of those companies is Quartet. Founded in 2014, Quartet is a cloud based platform that "connects primary care and mental health providers to improve outcomes for patients with chronic conditions". Their goal of this integration is to help patients from falling through the cracks and not receiving proper treatment.
Making the sale…it is the true test of survival for any new company. This 3rd part of Healthcare Hacks is going to examine what it takes to actually get into the door of a large organization and make your pitch. By this point you should already have developed your solution and created a killer value proposition that makes your product/service appear invaluable.
This week our first guest author post is from Eric Conner, a co-founder of the software platform Healthify. Healthify is a leading software provider to hospitals, health plans, and provider networks in low-income communities. Their platform enables care providers to easily search, track, and communicate with community resources to help eliminate the gap in the referral process. Conner focused his guest article for this week on how overcoming social determinants to health care provide a benefit to everyone in the community.
We are excited to announce an official partnership between Junto Health and HealthTech Women. In today's current state of healthcare reform and policy changes it of vital importance that women have a voice in the healthcare industry. The widely circulated images from a few weeks ago of an all-male room discussing women's health issues in the American Health Care Act is just one demonstration of why women need a seat at the table.
Part 2 of our Healthcare Hacks series examines how to define a value proposition. A value proposition is the promise of value to be delivered once your product/service has been acquired by a user. It is nearly impossible to sell a product if clients are unable to easily imagine how they will be able to derive value from utilizing your good. This is where you must differentiate yourself from competitors and highlight why your specific company is poised to deliver the largest value to consumers.
Medical tourism has been growing over the recent years due to both the affordability of travel options and the rising cost of healthcare in some countries. While the numbers are difficult to pin down exactly, it was estimated that in 2016 there were 1,400,000 Americans who traveled outside of the country for healthcare related purposes. The Berlin based company MEDIGO has begun to capitalize upon this increasing market share with their platform aimed at connecting together individuals and international clinics.
In this four-week series, Healthcare Hacks, we will be discussing tips regarding how to define the problem/need, how to define value propositions, how to actually get in the door of healthcare providers, and how to introduce your product/service to a new audience. While we cannot provide a definitive guide to making a sale, as certain tactics work better than others depending on where and to whom you are selling, we believe this series will help shed light on some of the general best practices.
With the new American Health Care Act (AHCA) that was passed in Congress yesterday, with a margin of just 4 votes, the issue of pre-existing conditions has been put back into play. This is even more troubling combined with the fact that women continue to be marginalized and overly burdened by this healthcare repeal. Now once again simply being a woman is a pre-existing condition.
Initially launching your first startup can be a major struggle, especially in the digital health realm. It can be hard to find a straight answer as to what you should do if you are a healthcare startup that is looking to make a big splash and gain investors. To help cut through some of the noise we decided to ask a director of ventures at a major New York hospital for his top tips for startups.
Free and low-cost digital platforms for addiction and sobriety management have been on the rise in the startup realm. With the ease of technology adoption and also the ability for widespread distribution these platforms have the capability to reach audiences of all socio-economic levels and geographic locations.