UK health tech startup breaks into America

South East | Start-up | Technology

London-based health tech startup EQL, backed by the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator and Google for Startup programmes, has entered into a new partnership with Raintree Systems Inc in Boston, one of the largest providers of specialist practice management and clinical documentation tools in the world.

Phio, EQL’s innovative AI-driven physical therapy assessment tool, will form part of the patient engagement platform provided by Raintree Systems, who deliver over 20 million patient encounters annually. This is part of the company’s commitment to bringing the power of software and technology to specialist medical fields to enhance and extend the skills of healthcare professionals in serving their patients.

Accessible 24/7 and available in any language, Phio complements existing services and is a strong alternative for many telephone-based and remote physical therapy services. It also offers dramatically improved customer journeys and has the potential to radically improve health outcomes.

Phio has already received considerable backing since its inception – EQL was accepted into the Google Cloud for Startups Program in January 2019, providing the team with one-on-one developer mentoring with Google Cloud engineers, and access to state-of-the-art technologies.

More recently, EQL was chosen as one of 20 high potential startups to take part in the DigitialHealth.London’s Accelerator Programme, which supports SMEs in accelerating digital health innovation through improved access to the wealth of world-class research, medical technology and resources London has to offer.

The partnership with Raintree Systems is now set to propel the digital physical therapy tool and EQL’s upcoming services further. Raintree Systems provides solutions to some of the largest Physical Therapy providers in the world, including commercial, non-profit, educational and government agencies across the US and Canada.

Terrence Sims, President and COO at Raintree Systems said: “At Raintree Systems we are committed to working with partners that can help our clients to improve patient care and medical outcomes. Phio is a perfect fit for us and we believe that it will bring real value to the provider, practice, and patient.”

Jason Ward, CEO of EQL, who along with Peter Grinbergs co-founded the company, said: “EQL’s mission of delivering user-centric, clinically robust digital healthcare is a perfect fit for the often unengaged and inefficient USA healthcare system, proving once again that great technology breaks down traditional barriers. Since our launch, we have been inundated with interest from organisations including NHS providers, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), global insurance companies and Occupational Health providers. As a result, we are in the process of signing MOUs with over 30 organisations worldwide.”

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