Engaging Care, the Swedish healthtech startup based by Annica Belfrage and Charlotta Tönsgård (who was beforehand CEO of on-line physician app Min Doktor), has raised €2.5 million in seed funding. The spherical is co-led by two European enterprise capital companies: Join Ventures and Crowberry Capital.
It follows the corporate’s €800,000 pre-seed funding in July from quite a few well-known European buyers. They embrace Neil Murray’s The Nordic Web Ventures, Hampus Jakobsson (enterprise companion at BlueYard Capital, and co-founder of TAT, which sold to Blackberry for $150 million), and Sophia Bendz (Atomico Companion and former International Advertising Director at Spotify).
Aiming to digitise healthcare past conventional digital medical document techniques, Engaging Care is creating a SaaS and cellular apps to allow healthcare suppliers to raised join and talk with sufferers. Its first product, launched late final yr, is a communications platform that permits healthcare suppliers to share info and work together with sufferers in a safe approach.
The SaaS is already deployed with a number of paying clients who use the platform each day for each their healthcare professionals and sufferers.
“Interplay between healthcare professionals and sufferers is usually talking nonetheless a really analog exercise,” Partaking Care CEO Tönsgård tells me. “The work is centered round exchanging info at face-to-face conferences. Our healthcare professionals are a scarce and costly useful resource, and typically their time is wasted in a careless means”.
Tönsgård argues that digital know-how is the answer, and that new digital instruments akin to Partaking Care allow the information constructed up by healthcare groups to be accessible to extra sufferers “quicker and simpler”. This in flip frees up medical professionals to spend extra time on the issues that really matter. “Our device permits healthcare groups to have a dependable place to gather information and talk successfully with their sufferers,” she says.
As one instance, the Organ Transplant Unit at Sweden’s Skåne College Hospital are utilizing the Partaking Care software to enrich face-to-face information sharing with a digital library accessible to each sufferers and their workforce 24/7. That is enabling sufferers to have extra autonomy over their healthcare and make higher knowledgeable selections.
“One of many challenges in terms of the digitization of healthcare is the excessive workload that already exists. For that cause, we'll proceed to launch new options that decrease the edge for adoption, making it simpler for professionals to combine our instruments into their day-to-day work,” provides Tönsgård.
“We consider that protected, scalable communication is the important thing to extend the effectivity of healthcare long run, whereas additionally serving to sufferers to grow to be extra conscious and unbiased about their very own well being. One particular function we’ll be specializing in the subsequent months is to allow sufferers and healthcare professionals to organize bodily conferences beforehand. Our trials with clinics present that this is a vital path to each extra environment friendly conferences and conferences with greater high quality”.