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FREE BLOG HBI Awards 2017: Coaching users to optimum health through an app

The Quealth app has 111,000 users and focuses on combating five prominent lifestyle-driven diseases. It shows users how their lifestyle is effecting their health, and encourages a healthier lifestyle. The unique algorithms which Quealth uses helped them differentiate them from the rest of the nominations in this category.

FREE BLOG HBI Awards 2017: Connecting sub-Saharan Africa to better healthcare through mobile technology

PharmAccess is a Dutch NGO that works to improve healthcare access and services in sub-Saharan Africa through mobile technology and providing financial loans. It was a finalist because the M-TIBA solution is unique, claims 250,000 users and incremental increase in revenue. It connects patients and providers, remitters and employers, as well as governments, insurers and donors onto one platform.

FREE BLOG HBI Awards 2017: An online and international GP Service

Doctor Care Anywhere showed how doctors are consulting with patients in over 70 different countries and provide treatment and advice in all locations. The fast-track referrals to AXA PPP healthcare recommended specialists, seamless referrals to Nuffield Health in-person GPs, a global prescription management service and personalised health tracking and medication reminders, meant that Doctor Care Anywhere stood out from the crowd and was the only telehealth company to make the final shortlist.

FREE BLOG HBI Awards 2018: Personalised AI diagnosis platform

Ada's AI diagnosis tools are "uncannily accurate" to quote one of the 3.5m to use the app since its 2016 launch. The app which is described as "conversational" has over 60,000 reviews and a 4.7 out of 5 rating on the app store. It allows patients to check on their health symptoms, monitor different conditions at once, create a digital health record and help patients figure out what next steps they should take for care. Built by 100 doctors, engineers and scientists and covering every medical condition, the app is free but Berlin-based Ada is seeking partners among healthcare providers. The judges were worried about how Ada would monetise the service, but were deeply impressed by the way it used AI to enable the diagnosis of tens of thousands of conditions.

FREE BLOG HBI Awards 2018: Building a business on B2C diagnostic tests

Swedish-based Werlabs sells B2C tests direct to consumers in the UK and Nordic region. It claims that some 40% of its users sign up to annual subscriptions and the platform has an net promoter score of +70. Annualised revenue comes to over €5m and nearly 100,000 customers. The platform works with the consumer ordering blood tests online, dropping the sample at a clinic or arranging for a pickup, getting the results back in 24 hours, the results can be viewed online in a patient journal and a doctor can add clinical context to this journal.

FREE BLOG HBI Awards 2018: Building a personal health plan service platform for over 600,000 patients

Oma Terveys is a personal health plan service platform that can be used to monitor and review your care history, personal health plan, lab results and wellness goals. It introduced an 24/7 online GP chat function in 2016 using both text and video calling with the ability to attach photographs. It employs 200 GPs to monitor the chat service and claims to be able to reply in seconds. The platform also allows physicians to chat with each other to share information. The app has more than 658,000 registered users and Terveystalo, the biggest, for-profit medical provider in Finland claims that 13% of its physical visits (5.25m in 2017) end up registering.

FREE BLOG HBI Awards 2018: A patient platform app with 40,000 regular users

Medicover Poland created a mobile application at the end of 2016 that allows patients to manage their health from anywhere in the world. The platform allows patients to make appointments, access test results, message the doctor and nursing staff, order prescriptions and access Medicover’s telemedicine platform for remote consultations. Over 130,000 have used the service, with 40,000 going on to become regular users.

FREE BLOG HBI Awards 2018: Dialysis wellbeing patient platform

Diaverum provides renal services for 33,000 patients in 20 countries in Europe, Latin America, Middle East, Australia and New Zealand. Its d.CARE mobile app provides information for patients to monitor their health when receiving dialysis, both in centres and at home. The app displays data from each dialysis session and monthly blood tests. The patient is asked to enter a score for categories about how they feel (bones, medication etc) which produces graphs to track trends. This wellbeing data can be used by doctors to monitor and tailor care. 92% of its users would recommend the app to others.

FREE BLOG HBI Awards 2018: Primary health platform for Indian consumers to overcome the lack of trust in the health system

In conjunction with the Indian Health Organisation, an Indian health care benefits company, insurer Aetna launched vHealth in November 2017, a primary health platform for Indian consumers to help engage with the medical profession and overcome a lack of trust in the health system. In an attempt to reduce physical consultations, patients can get unlimited teleconsultations, receive follow-ups, guidance and ongoing support. It has an outpatient network in 38 cities across India. Since it began, 800,000 people have signed up to the service and 16,000 teleconsultations have taken place. Aetna says the app has driven a 60% increase in contract sales in 2017 and an increase in coverage of 78%. The app has led to a 70% reduction in the need for physical consultations, reducing costs for the patient.

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