Yosi Health's "virtual waiting room" for medical practices
Healthcare tech company Yosi Health has been selected by Henry Schein Medical Systems to provide patients with a virtual waiting room.
Henry Schein provides medical practice management software systems for healthcare practitioners. Yosi’s patient intake solution, Yosi Intake, will be integrated into this and into electronic medical record software.
The contactless waiting room enables patients to register at home, helping to improve the patient experience and reduce costs for the practice as well as eliminate wait times. This is one of the healthcare solutions Yosi has created along with digital patient scheduling, registration, payment, and communication cloud-based software solution.
Hari Prasad, CEO of Yosi Health, explains what the company's mission is: Yosi Health was founded in 2015 as a result of both a personal and professional experience. When I was trying to fill out my patient paperwork with a dislocated shoulder at the emergency room, it wasn’t just annoying – it was painful. I had to find my insurance card, remember all the medications I was on, sign a bunch of consent forms and do it all while in serious discomfort.
"Having worked for hospitals and insurers, and with an academic background in health informatics, finance, and data analytics, I knew there had to be a better way. And that’s how Yosi Health began its journey. I reached out to respected doctors and assembled a team to develop a platform to meet the urgent need for an improved patient experience and waiting room productivity. Patients and doctors want the same things – less paperwork, more efficiency, and shared secure information so they can focus on improving health outcomes."
Yosi's web-based solution enables patients to schedule their appointments, complete registration and make payments ahead of time, so that their visiting time is minimal and more efficient. "By empowering patients to complete all this at home, clinics benefit from improving efficiencies, reducing administrative burden, optimising revenue collection and most importantly creating an experience that their patients expect - a safe and convenient visit" Prasad adds.
On the rise: Doktor.se
1. Doktor.se launches as a digital healthcare platform in Sweden in 2016. The company's focus is on the B2B market, with a mission to help members find, book and get access to healthcare services through telehealth and telephone calls.
2. The company offers healthcare services through its app as well as at bricks and mortar clinics. After raising more than €40 million in a funding round in May 2020 to expand its operations both nationally and overseas, CEO and founder Martin Lindman says there are plans to enter new markets at the beginning of 2021.
3. Belgium becomes the fifth market where Doktor.se provides telemedicine, through Belgium's communications company Proximus Group. It becomes the second most downloaded doctor app in Europe, and over 1.2 million patient consultations are carried out, either through the app or at physical clinics in Sweden. Throughout 2020 it administers over 250,000 COVID-19 antibody tests in Sweden.
4. Doktor.se is the most popular digital healthcare in Sweden, used by approximately one-tenth of the country's population. New funds are raised to offer improved services for mental health and chronic illnesses, and to expand digital services and acquire physical services to integrate into its digital platforms with the aim of creating a hybrid model.
5. The company announces €29.5 million in funding from Chinese technology multinational Tencent Holdings. Doktor.se say the funds will be used to make its global healthcare services more efficient, accessible and affordable.
The platform now employs nurses, doctors and specialist doctors, psychologists, and physiotherapists, and is available across Europe and in Brazil.
6. Over 1.5 million people are currently using healthcare apps developed by Doktor.se, either run by the company or through its SaaS licensing business. There are around 900 people employed by the company, and Doktor.se say that the productivity of medical staff using the platform is up to four times greater than those working in traditional services.