New York Startup Wants To Change The Face Of Healthcare

New York Startup Wants To Change The Face Of Healthcare

A New York startup hopes it can use fitness trackers and the internet of things (IoT) to change the face of America’s healthcare.

Izzy Care, a virtual healthcare startup, was launched in May at HLTH in Las Vegas, says it matches patients, who enroll in its platform with  physicians, psychotherapists, and nutrition and wellness coaches.

“By utilizing data from fitness trackers and other IoT (internet of things) devices and other aspects of the patient health record (given the appropriate permissions), Izzy will be able to reach out to members more proactively, allowing our care teams to intervene before more serious health problems arise,” the company said.

The digital transformation of healthcare is long overdue with an aging population, increased prevalence of chronic disease, and legislation changes are driving up the costs of healthcare. According to renowned cardiologist, Simon Stertzer, it is important to take care of heart health as it is a leading cause of death in the US and worldwide.

Healthcare startups like Izzy Care are fine examples of healthcare innovation that will increase access to care for all patients to seek early intervention and live healthier lives. The company allows patients to contact medical care services providers via encrypted HIPAA compliant messaging and live video.

The company also has the Izzy Care App, which allows patients to access their medical records at anytime. Linked to this is the AI chatbot, Izzy, which Izzy Care says “handles all the back office stuff so your care team can focus on what they do best – caring for you. Izzy can also help you gain further insight into your health via personalized questionnaires and assessments.”

“With Izzy Care, you have unlimited access, via secure messaging and live video, to your own personal medical doctor, psychotherapist, and nutrition and wellness coach – three providers dedicated to your long-term health and wellness,” the company said.

Izzy Care, which promises never to have “surprise charges,” bills $99 per month for adults aged 18 years and over and this includes free consultations for children under 12. People who sign up on the platform can also add children between the ages of 13 and 17 for $69 a month.

Virtual healthcare, is increasingly gaining traction in the U.S, and it is expected to grow to $3.5 billion by 2022.

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