The Startups Using Apps and Phones to Solve the Global Healthcare Crisis

Thursday, March 9, 2017

At this year’s WIRED Health, pharmaceutical company Sandoz is launching its first-ever startup competition. Sandoz HACk challenges young entrepreneurs to use mobile-health technologies to help bring access to healthcare in tough environments.

The six finalists have flown from across the world to be at the event, being held at 30 Euston Square in London, where they’ll pitch to a panel of judges. Here are the startups.

See All Lives – Mental Health Organising Networks (SALMON)

In communities and countries across the world there is often little or no help for refugees suffering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and other cognitive disorders. This is a significant barrier to restoring health and helping with integration. Benedikt Schmidl and Tanja Schwarzmeier from Germany have the idea of an app that will help identify and prioritize patients, by more efficiently distributing resources using smartphones, improving access to healthcare for those who would otherwise fall under the radar.

Source: WIRED (link opens in a new window)

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