Hello Doctor, an Israeli company that offers a free app for iOS and Android that helps people manage and understand their medical records, has raised $700, 000 from angel investors from Facebook, Google and pharmaceutical companies.
Are you tired of killing time in the doctor’s waiting room as they always make people wait at least an hour past the scheduled appointment before seeing him? Do you wish that it was unnecessary to even need to schedule such an appointment and waste time going to the doctor’s office just for minor ailments?
Sure we all look up our medical symptoms on line to see what they might mean. But we are no experts and can easily be led to believe that a symptom of a more serious illness is nothing to worry about. So what should someone do?
Well Hello Doctor says that it has the answer for you. The company boasts that its app allows users to easily aggregate all of their medical records (paper or digital) on their mobile devices and get to any one of them in literally 2 taps. People can then share their medical records with their doctor and take notes directly on the medical records, “so that you won’t forget what needs to be resolved in time.”
Hello Doctor CEO Maayan Cohen said in a statement that, “Hello Doctor is the first mobile solution to aggregate all of our medical data in one place — online lab results, paper records, and blood pressure trends. This consolidated view allows our patients and their doctors to better understand their medical condition and can save lives.”
The company also announced this week that it has integrated Apple’s HealthKit into its app. This, it says, will allow Hello Doctor to collect data from other apps and devices that connect to the apple platform and display data in iOS 8’s Health app.
Based in Tel Aviv and Palo Alto, Hello Doctor formally launched in April. Cohen says that she got the idea for the app when her boyfriend was suddenly stricken with a brain tumor four years ago. He had terrible headaches quite frequently, but it took a while for them to become serious enough to be taken to the emergency room.
Fortunately he recovered after two years of treatment.