Lack of public funding for healthcare systems in Southeast Asia has led to limited public access to affordable, high quality services. This is even the case in Singapore, where some of the world’s best doctors and hospitals are located.
Luckily, several innovative startups have sprung up in a bid to offer personalized, health-related solutions that may help offset these regional shortcomings. Here are 11 of the best from Singapore for 2016.
Healint is a digital healthcare analytics startup with the tagline Intelligence for a better life. Its mobile app called Migraine Buddy purportedly predicts migraines with an accuracy of 90 percent.
Focusing on building solutions for infants and elderly healthcare, OSPICON has invented a slumbering mat capable of monitoring a baby’s breathing sequence via installed fiber optic sensors. Data regarding this and any others irregularities can then be communicated to a physicians with the accompanying app.
DocDoc is a website that provides healthcare information and a reservation system for booking medical appointments online. Its expansive network of healthcare providers includes over 18,500 physicians in Asia.
Attune develops software that utilizes cloud technologies for providing solutions to healthcare delivery associations. Its solutions integrate labs, hospitals, pharmacies, blood banks, radiology, medical IoT devices, insurance companies, and accounting for more streamlined processes, resulting in increased revenues and improved operational efficiency.
ClearBridge Biomedics develops medical tools for advancing cancer analytics and oncology patient care. The startup is primarily focused on circulating tumor cell (CTCs) detection for improving cancer treatment outcomes.
ConneXionsAsia provides a market for healthcare and insurance services through its corporate benefits aggregation platform—akin to what TripAdvisor is for travel, but for insurance/healthcare/wellness.
Klinify has developed a document management platform for physicians and health centers. The solution helps private specialist clinics manage patient records while at the same time preserving their existing workflow.
Ring.md is healthcare communications platform that links patients with quality doctors throughout Asia for online patient-doctor consultations. The offering enables live phone or video consultations with world-class doctors with one click or tap.
Millions of patients worldwide are unable to undergo cornea transplants due to donor shortages. To tackle this crisis, LinCor Biosciences is developing a bioengineered cornea suitable for corneal transplantation.
This startup has developed a platform that allows online medical appointment reservations—making it easier for patients to book checkups and other services with their physicians.
Medical imaging startup I3 Precision classifies its MedSafe suite of products into three categories: systems, contents and mobile—all of which come preloaded with the firm’s advanced imaging algorithms for seamless integration into legacy or new hospital information systems.
In short, the advances of these 11 Singaporean healthcare and medical startups are making healthcare more affordable, convenient, and accessible to all citizens. Be sure to keep an eye on these innovative Lion City upstarts as they refine their offerings over the coming months and years.