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Doktor24 Group changes name to 24Health: “Marks a new phase in the company’s development”

Doktor24 was founded in 2016 with Investor AB (the largest investment company in the Nordics) as the owner. In 2020, the state-owned pharmacy Apoteket AB became a new minority shareholder and in May 2021, the ownership was expanded with investment firms Stena Sessan and Ernströmgruppen. New capital of a total of SEK 400 million was provided, which in addition to an increased growth investment is used for further development of the digital platform and a broadened service and product development within chronic care.

– The challenges in healthcare are similar throughout the world with increasing care needs and lack of staff and resources. Our technology has shown clear evidence with large efficiency gains and a more coherent and accessible healthcare for our customers in Sweden. We see a huge demand for this type of solutions and our ambition is to become a leading health tech player in Europe while we broaden and expand the service and product portfolio with a strong focus on the Swedish market, says Daniel Lillienau, CEO of 24Health.

Today, more than 3 million patient interactions are carried out annually on the platform and the company is the leading health tech actor in the Nordic market. Platform24’s solutions are used by almost half of the regions in Sweden and among the customers are both healthcare enterprises and most major insurance companies.

Doktor24 is a digi-physical healthcare provider with health rooms and mini clinics in 60 pharmacies across Sweden. Together with Apoteket AB, a digital blood pressure treatment was recently launched, the first in a series of planned health services aimed at the care of chronic patients. In 2021, Doktor24 has also assisted several regions with Covid-19 vaccinations and ran until recently one of the larger vaccination centers in Stockholm.

– 24Health’s solutions for a digital front door to healthcare with a seamless flow throughout healthcare have shown very concrete efficiency improvements and relief of workload. The new name 24Health unites us as a company and also marks the start of our accelerated expansion in Europe, says Daniel Lillienau.

About 24Health

The healthtech company 24Health was founded in Sweden in 2016. Deeply rooted in healthcare, the founders had a vision to create a better model of healthcare. Today, 24Health is the Nordic market leader in automatic triage to the right level of care and along an entire care chain. The model for integrated care in a digital-first setting is improving access, lowering costs and is a trusted solution used by larger private and public healthcare providers and insurance companies. The subsidiary Doktor24 is one of Sweden’s leading digi-physical care providers. The majority owner is Investor, the largest investment company in the Nordics, other owners are state-owned pharmacy Apoteket AB and the investment companies Stena Sessan and Ernström & Co.

How healthcare’s digital revolution will change the doctor’s role. Spoiler alert: The future looks pretty bright

In this article, we introduce four new doctor archetypes that are emerging from the convergence of healthcare and tech and of human and machine. We consider these archetypes the new gang laying the digital railroad of tomorrow’s healthcare system. This future system is truly patient-centric, based on a digital-first approach, highly automated, and one where digital and physical care is seamlessly integrated in order to deliver amazing patient journeys.

Overview of the four archetypes

  • The Builder – creates the core building blocks of the digital railway made up of new solutions, products, and algorithms.
  • The Innovator – assembles those building blocks in meaningful ways to create tomorrow’s patient journeys and clinical workflows.
  • The Healer – leverages those new digital solutions and smart workflows in order to support people’s health and deliver seamless healthcare to patients in new virtual settings, as well as ensure a learning hybrid healthcare system.
  • The Leader – acts as an ambassador bridging the vastly different cultures, from agile product development all the way to clinical medicine, making sure the railroad of tomorrow’s healthcare system is safely built and that the trains run as expected.

Regional newspaper ÖP: “Corona outbreaks accelerate digital health centers”

From ÖP 2020-03-24:

“The spread of the coronavirus has accelerated the opportunities for county residents to receive digital help from health centers.

Primary care manager Anna Granevärn sees this as a necessary measure in an extreme situation.

– It is incredibly important that people dare to seek care when they need it and in recent weeks we have seen that more and more people cancel booked visits for fear of becoming ill, she says.

A few weeks ago, ÖP reported on pilot projects in the county that would increase citizens’ access to care with the help of digital tools. These would be tested in different places and in slightly different ways depending on what the situation looked like in, for example, Sveg, Strömsund or Frösön and central Östersund. Then came the outbreak of the new coronavirus, which is now classified as a pandemic. A global plague.

On Monday, the doors of the health centers began to be locked. As of today, 19 March, everyone who lives in Jämtland County can contact a district nurse via 1177 with the help of their bank ID.

– It has gone incredibly fast. A week ago, I was commissioned to create a fast track for a digital channel available to all citizens, says Anna Granevärn. ”

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