Visionable, the healthcare video collaboration platform is expanding its international presence in US and India.
The expansion signifies continued growth for Visionable, fuelled by a recent funding round where the British health start-up secured £9.1 million.
The majority of doctors and nurses in India are located in bigger and wealthier cities, often leaving a gap in access to quality healthcare in rural and poorer areas. Visionable’s aim to help build a system to better connect clinicians and bring healthcare to patients.
In the US, Visionable plans to triple its team. Equal access to healthcare in also a challenge in the US, with a quarter of Americans living in rural areas, struggling with reliable access. Visionable’s aim in the region is to help tackle this channel by building on existing projects, including trials with prominent health systems, as well as working with public and private systems, to deliver affordable, high quality and timely healthcare to 330 million people.
Visionable was founded in London, by the former NHS manager, Alan Lowe and the commercial and social entrepreneur and CBE, Lord Victor Adebowale. Its platform is already used by over 100 individual organisations across the NHS, powering consultations and treatment, with a potential to reach 2.28 million patients each year.
Alan Lowe, CEO of Visionable, said: “This is just the start for supporting healthcare provision globally and eliminating geographical barriers when it comes to delivering care and expertise. The expansion will allow us to tap local-based expertise and work closely with patients and clinicians to improve the way healthcare is delivered from within systems. Our flexible approach to technology allows us to address unique scenarios and make a real difference in healthcare services globally.”