Creators of On-call Healthcare App Heal Secure $3.8M to Launch Health Data App HeyRenee for Elderly
HeyRenee is one of the first-ever open platforms that will work with every partner, provider, and point solution to curate the optimal combination of services for each patient's individual needs.
Fremont, CA: Dr. Renee Dua and Nick Desai, the Indian American founders of home-centric primary care business Heal, announced on August 5 that they had raised 3.8 million dollars in funding to establish a new health data app-venture named HeyRenee.
HeyRenee, a personal care concierge, is the next breakthrough from Dua and Desai, who spent seven years developing the award-winning Heal.
“It is impossibly difficult for all of us, certainly older, sicker Americans, to follow the many instructions from their doctors,” Dua, a practicing nephrologist who served as chief of medicine at Heal upon founding the company in 2014, said in a statement. “Those instructions are the recipe for patients to lead happier, healthier lives, and people need help managing those instructions,” she added. “Our hope for HeyRenee is for us to build something to finally slow the progression and exploding costs of easily treated chronic diseases like obesity, diabetes, hypertension and mental health issues by taking the burden of managing healthcare and making it effortless.”
HeyRenee's focus will be a distinctively patient-centric digital health platform meant to make improved healthcare a reality for all Americans, particularly the elderly, underserved, and those managing chronic conditions when it launches in early 2022.
HeyRenee is one of the first-ever open platforms that will work with every partner, provider, and point solution to curate the optimal combination of services for each patient's individual needs. HeyRenee intends to accomplish this by demystifying and merging previously isolated point solutions and providers to collaborate in a data-driven symphony in a deliciously simple patient-centric experience, according to the company.
“We're in the first inning of realizing the true potential of the digital transformation of American healthcare,” adds Desai, co-founder of HeyRenee. “Starting with underserved and elderly polychronic patients, HeyRenee will help all Americans proactively manage all aspects of their healthcare to lead healthier, happier lives.”
HeyRenee wants to reduce the burden of healthcare coordination by combining appointment booking, in-home services, drug delivery, and telemedicine and symptom and vital sign monitoring into a single easy-to-use and highly intuitive app.