Location: United Kingdom
Medici connects patients and doctors through video chat and text. Doctors can order tests, prescribe medication, and follow-up through the platform.
Telemedicine has been growing in popularity thanks to its affordability and accessibility. Since social distancing guidelines have been introduced as a result of Covid-19, the use of telemedicine has surged. Medici is one of the telemedicine startups taking advantage of the fast adoption of their services, and recently announced they raised $24 million in series B round of funding.
Medici is a full-service telemedicine platform that provides doctors and patients with a way to connect from their own homes. Users can work with their usual doctors or therapists through the app, or choose a new healthcare professional from the directory. Doctors provide their consultation fee directly in their profile and billing occurs in-app, so there is no uncertainty about the cost.
Through Medici, doctors and patients can chat any time of day through either text message or video chat. Referrals for testing can be sent through the app; the medication can be prescribed to be collected at a pharmacy the user chooses. They provide instant translations in over 25 languages to help remove any potential language barrier.
Taking primary care out of the clinical setting and making it remote means people can get the care they need no matter where they are or how little time they have. The ability to text updates saves on unnecessary appointments.
“We have recently featured many telemedicine startups across the world, where the sector has seen massive growth. Many companies have been successful in new funding rounds which will help improve services. Many of these have their own in-house doctors such as Parsley Health. What’s exciting about Medici is that the platform allows any registered doctor to very quickly offer digital services to their patients.
It’s also open to other healthcare professionals, including vets. It means patients can have continuity with their usual doctors if they wish. It prevents the need for individual doctors to set up their own platforms as some aspects of this are incredibly complex, such as sharing health files securely.” – Dr Vinay Shankar