Globally healthcare applications for smartphones are rapidly growing with different purposes and targets. The utility of the apps ranges from in-hospital clinical support to home health management.
Thanks to technological developments, it is even possible for the patients to get treatment with VR and AR tools for particular diseases or conditions.
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According to experts, the growth of the health app market is encouraged by both medical scientists and software developers to support people and patients with fitness and health guidelines.
Currently, there are just too many apps available in the market. To stand out from the crowd, one has to keep track of what the users want and expect. And that’s what Swedish startup Doktor.se does.
Based out of Stockholm, Doktor.se aims to improve healthcare worldwide, making it more efficient, more accessible, and more affordable.
Recently, the healthcare company has secured €50M (SEK510M) funding from institutional investors Consensus Asset Management, Norron, and Skabholmen Invest, among others.
This funding comes exactly one year after raising €45M in a Series C round led by Carnegie and Handelsbanken.
Due to high demand from new and existing investors, early Doktor.se investor Oriola Corporation agreed to sell a part of their shares on top of the new capital. Oriola remains one of the largest shareholders in Doktor.se.
The company is planning to use the fund to expand its footprint internationally and develop its technical platform to offer new and improved services for mental health and chronic illnesses. A part of the funding will be used to expand its digital operations and physical clinics to meet growing demand as well.
Employs dedicated staffs
Founded by Martin Lindman, Doktor.se employs dedicated nurses, specialist nurses, general practitioners, specialist doctors, psychologists, counsellors, and physiotherapists at its digital and physical healthcare centres.
“Our mission is to provide the technology which enables safe and accessible healthcare for everyone, making the experience frictionless and efficient,” says Martin Lindman, CEO, and co-founder of Doktor.se.
Partnership across Europe and Brazil
The company’s telemedicine platform is used in multiple countries across Europe through veterinary care chain AniCura, through a partnership with telecommunications group Proximus in Belgium, and digital healthcare provider ViBE in Brazil.
According to app analytics tool Appfigures, Doktor.se is the second most downloaded doctor app in Europe. In 2020 over 1.2 million patient consultations were carried out through its app or its physical clinics, claims the company.
“By making the first contact with patients digital, we save time and resources for the individual and our society at large. More patients receive care faster, while traditional healthcare is relieved. This frees up resources for patients who really need physical appointments.” he adds.
Seven countries by 2021
The Swedish company says it aims to provide its digital health services in more than seven countries by end of 2021.
Back in April, Doktor.se appointed Thomas af Bjur in the role of Head of External Affairs, with the aim of promoting collaborations with health care, political actors, and other decision-makers and opinion leaders.
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