ThinkMD Partners With Development Company DAI to Deploy Mobile Clinical Assessment Tool
Healthcare technology company ThinkMD has partnered with international development company DAI to bring ThinkMD’s first digital health product to scale. DAI also led ThinkMD’s latest funding round for an undisclosed amount.
ThinkMD’s first product is a clinical assessment platform called MedSinc, which is designed to be used on a mobile phone by even minimally skilled health workers to gauge the illness of a child, and subsequently provide triage and treatment. MedSinc was created with people living and working in parts of the world with doctor or nurse shortage, but initial beta testing with the product has garnered significant interest in the United States as well, the company says.
“The company was founded with an eye towards resource-poor countries, where is a huge physician and nurse shortage and people may go their whole life without ever seeing a licensed, professional clinician. But being here, as a US company and putting it in front of our local constituents, we are seeing a really powerful demand,” Nick Donowitz, chief operating officer for ThinkMD told MobiHealthNews. “So we are really seeing a global opportunity for MedSinc.”
Working with DAI, ThinkMD will begin their first commercial implementation over the next few months. DAI has been working around the world since 1970 across multiple sectors including healthcare, economic growth and digital technology, and the company recently launched a business unit focused on global health and healthcare analytics. The two companies began working together when DAI launched a competition called Innovation into Action Challenge, an initiative to identify and accelerate ideas, products and services in international development. As a winner of that challenge, ThinkMD worked with DAI to coordinate a field test of MedSinc with Ecuador’s Ministry of Health.
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