UK Health Organization is offering to provide advanced healthcare services for which a delegation of 10 Israeli startups in the health technology sector will pay a visit to the United Kingdom and address the issues of insufficient clinics and resources for the population.
The startups will be hosted in London by NHSX, AstraZeneca, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Care UK and Amazon Web Services for various events.
The embassy stated that 100 applicants competed in the TeXchange program which was set up by the British Embassy in Israel, out of which these 10 startups were selected. The aim of this program is to connect the Israeli firms, presenting promising digital solutions, to the UK companies.
Binah, an AI startup with healthcare applications; EarlySense, a startup that makes monitoring systems for tracking of wellbeing of patients; Breezometer, a startup that provides data of air quality; docdok.health, an Israeli-Swiss startup working for the development of personalized healthcare solutions; Medial EarlySign, developer of a software for disease flagging; Selfit Medical, which provides platform for digital therapy of old people; Sivan Innovation, a web applications developer in managing diseases; Medivizor, developer of software which allows its chronic illness suffering patients to create their health profile to access a personalized info as well as solution to their illness; IMNA Solutions, creator of the platform for data collection and patient management; and Vaica Medical, which has made a device for reminding patients to take their medicines on time, are the startups forming the delegation.
The national goal of the UK is to increase the AI and data usage so that all sectors can be benefited from it which the 2017 Industrial Strategy White Paper started. According to the statement, the UK government believes diseases can be fought through these digital healthcare solutions and Israel can be looked upon as inspiration in this sector.
According to a report by the Start-Up Nation Central, there was over a 50 percent rise in the number of Israeli digital health companies compared to 2011, to 580 at the end of last year. Data showed that around $662 million were raised by the digital health startups in Israel, from investors in 69 deals last year.