Can you get a prescription through an app? Discover 6 Berlin-based Medtech apps providing cost-effective, easy, personal, and practical ways to work with the curve.
Germany is just beginning its digital transformation in healthcare, but amidst an aging society, increasing costs, and a global pandemic, the country’s openness to innovation and its potential benefits are clear. The Digital Healthcare Act (DVG) passed in 2019 and has largely driven this shift, making innovative Medtech apps more readily accessible to patients and statutory health insurance covers the cost.
Many people already use healthcare apps to help them track their medicine or document their sugar levels, and in Germany, doctors are able to prescribe these new digital tools. The COVID-19 situation has brought a wave of doctors – thousands of them – to remote visitations via telemedicine and teleconsultations over secure platforms. With the growing interest and further implementation of tech into German healthcare, we found 6 Medtech startups based in Berlin that are working with the curve.
Medloop’s focus is on preventative healthcare and to use tech in order to enrich the communication flow between patients and health practitioners. Their app provides a real-time overview of patients, revealing meaningful, relevant, and preventative care where the patient not only owns but can monitor their own medical data.
“Our team of technologists and scientists has been working tirelessly since it became clear that COVID-19 was becoming a global problem, and Ancora.ai is the result of these efforts. With Ancora.ai, we can quickly connect COVID-19 patients or healthy volunteers to coronavirus researchers who are generating the evidence we desperately need to fight this virus.”
Intrepida brings artificial intelligence to the healthcare industry to provide data-driven solutions. From drug discovery to personalized medicine they want to use big data to equalize and democratize care. Check out our #founderfocus interview with the COO and co-founder, Emily Rose Jordan to learn more about Intrepida and their plans.
Not sure why you feel so bad? Why not ask Ada? The Ada app is the global child of doctors, scientists, and industry innovators, growing up with immense medical knowledge to effectively deliver quality assessments. By asking a set of simple and relevant questions, Ada compares answers to similar cases and tries to determine the cause of your symptoms. In response to the current health crisis, they’ve even created a free COVID-19 screener.
Clue cares about anyone who goes through menstruation and provides 10 million people each month with data and resources on female reproductive health. By partnering and collaborating with leading universities (The Max Planck Institute, Columbia University, Stanford University, and Oxford University) they also hope to advance the under-researched topic of female health. Not only does their app provide helpful insights into the feminine mystique, but its made to educate everyone about taboo topics like periods and sex.
MedEngine seeks to improve the lives of those with Parkinson’s disease with a wearable device and app called Flytta that can track non-motor and motor symptoms. It’s medication, exercise, and lifestyle management made easy. Data collected from the device helps people with Parkinson’s truly personalize their treatment plan with times for optimal medication, the most efficient exercises or finding the most effective diets to reduce symptoms. They are currently looking for beta-testers.
Over 300 million people around the globe live with a rare genetic disease and Nostos Genomics pairs them to targeted medical interventions and life-saving treatments. Genetic testing remains costly and results are often inconclusive with only 30% receiving a diagnosis. Nostos uses machine learning algorithms and expert knowledge to model approaches in synthetic biology.